FAQ's

HYROX is the fitness race for everybody. If you are at least 16 years old and want to take on the sporting challenge, you are welcome to HYROX! There are four different race formats to choose from, covering every fitness level. The race has no time limits and no qualification is required to participate. Did you know that our oldest participant is 77 years old and crosses the finish line with a smile on his face?

HYROX includes a mix of eight 1km runs alternating with eight different workouts. The individual stations are: (1) SkiErg, (2) Sled Push, (3) Sled Pull, (4) Burpee Broad Jumps, (5) Rowing, (6) Farmers Carry, (7) Sandbag Lunges, and (8) Wall Balls.

The running course will lead around the workout stations. Depending on the location, athletes will run multiple laps to complete one kilometer. Both the running track and the individual workout stations are clearly separated from each other and the entrances and exits are clearly marked.

Open – take on the standard HYROX for a challenging but achievable race for everyone.

Pro – for the experienced racer, heavier weights make for a more challenging experience.

Doubles – find a partner and take on the challenge as a pair, running together but splitting the workload of the exercises.

Relay – come together with your friends or family and race the relay where each member of the team does 2 times 1 km and 2 workouts.

The divisions differ, apart from the number of athletes (single or team), in the weights and the number of repetitions of the movements in the individual workouts. The race course (8*1km) remains the same for each division. A complete overview of the requirements for each division can be found here.

Age group Singles

The age groups are determined by the age at the time of the event.

(1) U24 (16-24)
(2) 25 – 29
(3) 30 – 34
(4) 35 – 39
(5) 40 – 44
(6) 45 – 49
(7) 50 – 54
(8) 55 – 59
(9) 60 – 64
(10) 65 – 69
(11) 75 – 79
(12) 80 – 84
(13) 85 – 89

Age group Doubles

The division of the age groups is based on the average age of the two DOUBLES participants at the time of the event.

(1) U29 (16-29)
(2) 30-39
(3) 40-49
(4) 50-59
(5) 60-69
(6) 70+

Age group Relay

The classification of the age groups is based on the average average age of all team participants at the time of the event. 

(1) U40 
(2) 40+

All participants wear a timing chip around their right ankle, which is handed out at check-in on event day. The race course, as well as all workouts, are linked with timing technology, so that precise timing is guaranteed for each individual athlete. The finisher time and the exact split times of the individual workouts can be used to analyze your own performance afterwards and there is the possibility to compare yourself with other athletes worldwide and thus prepare even more specifically for the next race. This link will direct you to the “Results and Rankings” overview, sorted by the HYROX Seasons. Via the “SEARCH” button you can easily search for your final race times by entering your name.

That depends on the fitness level. The average finisher time last season was 01:32h. However, the race has no time limit: some finishers take 3 hours, while Hunter McIntyre and Mikaela Norman hold the HYROX world record at 55 and 60 minutes respectively.

HYROX is growing rapidly and is launching in more and more countries and cities around the world. The events are usually held in large indoor exhibition halls to ensure that there is enough space for the large number of athletes and to create equal conditions for all. The over 12000m2 of each event location covers 3 soccer fields! Besides the race set-up, a lot of things await you in the venue: For example the warm-up area and the recovery area for athletes or the legendary HYROXWORLD where you can discover the latest HYROX Apparel collection, the original HYROX equipment, the Puma Printing Station, as well as many partner offers. Food trucks, cool DJ music, spectator stands and gym boxes create a special vibe.

HYROX is an official sport with worldwide rankings and results, ensuring standardized and comparable scoring. Please click here to view the competition rules for the different divisions.

At each event, Head Judges share responsibility for the 8 workout stations and the running course, ensuring that the event runs smoothly and that competition standards are maintained. They are supported by a large pool of judges who keep a close eye on the action at all times.

You can easily register for an event online via the HYROX website. Here you will find an overview of all events offered in the current season. Click on the desired event, select your division and follow the further instructions. After successful booking you will receive a confirmation email summarizing your order. In order to download your QR code for on-site check-in you need to personalize your purchased ticket. Don’t worry – it’s a quick process: go to your confirmation email, which was sent to you by HYROX after your ticket purchase. Click on the button “Activate ticket(s)” and you will get to a browser page with further instructions.

You have the possibility to create an account with your email address. In the account you will find an overview of your races including order confirmation and tickets. So nothing gets lost! In addition, it records your personal data, which saves time when filling out the form for later bookings. Of course you can also book as a guest. 

Important: HYROX takes place in different regions/countries. We work with separate booking systems for each country. This means that you have to create a separate account for each country for the respective events of a country. An account for your cross-country events is unfortunately not possible.

You can also create an account for your DACH races post ticket purchase by clicking here. Make sure that you use the same email address when creating your account as when you bought your ticket!

We are happy to offer a discount for larger groups. Please send an email to dach@hyrox.com with the desired event, the billing address, and the desired number of (different) divisions. We will send you an invoice with payment terms. As soon as we have received the money, we will send you individual free codes to be redeemed on the website. Important: By sending the codes you are not yet registered! All athletes of the group have to register themselves on the HYROX website with the individual codes and with their personal data. Each participant will then receive a confirmation email, as with the normal booking.

Our partner Sportograf follows you during the whole race and takes pictures of your performance. Already at the online registration you can book the photo package at a pre-sale price. How to redeem: Find your HYROX Event via sportograf.com, upload a selfie and let the facial recognition magic begin! At the checkout in the code section simply enter the Ticket Order ID (found on your Sportograf ticket you’ve purchased on the HYROX Website).

Pro tip: All athletes of a team (Doubles/ Relay) should select the photo package so that each has full access to their own race pictures. At the end of the purchase process, the photo package should be included in your shopping cart 2 times/4 times.

If you have not booked a photo package with your ticket order, there is of course the possibility to buy your event photos directly on the Sportograf website. Just filter for the desired event and follow the instructions.

Add “Race with a Friend” to your shopping cart when you place your order if you want to make sure you start with friends or family members at the same time (that means in the same starting wave). Whether it’s a head-to-head race or emotional support – Race with a Friend makes it possible! Important: You can start together with another athlete in the same starting wave, as long as you register for the same SINGLE division (not cross-gender). Only one participant has to pay the additional fee. 

Spectators are welcome, because there is nothing better than starting in front of friends or family, right? The spectator area has been designed so your support can be close to you at almost every workout. Spectator tickets, like athlete tickets, can be purchased online on the event page of the HYROX website or on-site on event day (cashless – EC CARD!). Children under 12 do not need a ticket, but must be accompanied by an adult. 

Online registration for athletes normally closes on Wednesdays during the event week at 6ish pm. Attention: if the event is sold out the online registration can close already before Wednesday! The online spectator registration will remain open until the event day.

We’ve launched a new event page packed with all the info you need for your upcoming race. What you’ll find on the page: comprehensive event details – get access to all the nitty-gritty race information, including schedules, venue map, starting waves, event partners and more. It’s all in one place! We will inform you via email when new race information is uploaded to the Event Page of your race!

To get to the relevant event page, click on “Find Your Race” in the menu on the HYROX website and select the relevant event from the overview page.

Additionally, we send HYROX newsletter with further news about HYROX at regular intervals. After your ticket purchase you will receive an invitation for this newsletter. If you are smart, you accept it! Of course you are free to unsubscribe from all HYROX mails at any time. This can be done directly via the unsubscribe link in the mails.

For organizational reasons, the divisions are divided into individual start waves (heats) and therefore start at different times. We will inform you about the time slots for the divisions in an Athletes newsletter and on the Event Page of your race about 3 weeks before the event, so that you can already roughly estimate when you will start and plan your arrival and departure in advance. It is recommended to be at the venue at least 90 minutes before the start, so that there is enough time for registration, a tour through the hall, the warm-up etc. Your exact start time will be available to look up online 3 days before the event.

On the Event Page of your Race you find the check-in time for athletes at the day of the event. For larger events, we also offer a pre-check-in the day before. If this applies to your event, you will be informed in advance. The check-in is divided into athletes and spectators check-in. In addition, there is always a separate help desk to assist you with any kind of problem. Have your e-ticket (barcode/QR code) on your cell phone ready for check-in. We will scan the code(s) and you will receive your timing chip. Please attach the transponder to your right ankle. Take care of it, if you lose the transponder we will have to charge you 45€. You can return it at the finish area after your race. You will also receive a race wristband. Please wear it during the race so that the judges can assign you the correct weights.

A general briefing for the Singles and Doubles Divisions can be found on our Youtube Channel. This technical briefing explains the rules of the race and is mandatory for all athletes. So please watch it carefully. The relay teams will receive a separate briefing on site. The time of the briefing will be announced in time via E-Mail and on the Event Page.

We offer a bag drop and changing rooms at every event. On the Event Page of the Race you will find an overview map of the hall, where everything is marked. Please hand in only small gym bags and put all your stuff inside. HYROX is not responsible for liability for lost items. Your bag must be picked up within 1 hour after your Finish. This service is for athletes only, not for spectators. HYROX races are mostly held in exhibition halls, which unfortunately do not provide showers.

As much as we would like to make it possible: Animals are not allowed in the venues for insurance reasons and according to the house rules of the fairs.

For each division there will be an age group winner’s ceremony for 1st-3rd place on the podium with a winner’s flag. Please refer to the Event Page of your Race for individual Ceremony Times. Each HYROX finisher will receive a finisher patch at the finish line. Neither flags nor patches will be sent by post after the event.

There are several water stations on the race course: You will find them at the entrance and exit of the race course (the YELLOW arc marks the entrance, the BLACK arc the exit), as well as in the recovery area at the finish. There you will also find snacks and fruit. For safety reasons, please do not take any private beverage containers onto the track.

You have the option to pull out of the race at any time. We have staff all along the course and at the different workout stations who will send medics to take care of you in case of an emergency.

HYROX is accessible for everyone. Contact us via this form and together we will work out how we can adapt the race for you. Your score will be marked online to indicate that you have deviated from the current movement standards.

You can make selected changes to your participation up to one week (The second last Friday before the relevant event weekend at 11:59 pm CET) before the event. For more detailed information, please read our General Terms and Conditions.

In general, these changes to your booking are possible (a detailed explanation can be found in the terms and conditions linked above):

Option A: Participant change (as long as gender and event remain the same)

Option B: Event change within the same region and to an already published event in the HYROX Ticket shop (as long as participants and gender remain the same and the event in the booked division is not sold out)

Option C: A change of divisions is generally NOT possible, except in one special case: A Doubles Ticket can be changed into a Single Ticket if a team member becomes ill. Please note that this will invalidate the 2nd starting place without a refund.

Refunds are excluded also in case of illness!

How to submit rebooking request :

Option A: You can now easily change the ticket holder yourself: Open the email that HYROX sent you after your ticket purchase. Click on the “Activate ticket(s)” button and you will be redirected to a confirmation page. You will find your booked tickets there (Alternative: search for your tickets in the customer account). Click on the gray arrow of the ticket you want to change and then on “Change personalization”. You will now be asked to pay the processing fee. The ticket will then be reset and you can enter new athlete details. To send the ticket to another person, simply copy the url and forward it. You can also select the tickets you want to change in your customer account. You do not know how to create a user account or where to log in? The question is also answered in the FAQ! Look for the section “Create an account or order as a guest?”

Option B: Just as with option A, you can make a transfer to another event on the confirmation browser page (you can get there via the order confirmation email after ticket purchase or via the user account). Click on the “rebook tickets” button (appears at the top right, above the first ticket shown) and follow the steps described. Please note that you can only complete the process if you have selected the equivalent ticket in the new event (division and gender remain the same and the event is not sold out) but you also have the option to purchase additional tickets in the rebooking process.

For Option C please (only!) contact the support of our new ticketing portal via the following link.

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for booking changes via the HYROX contact form or any other email addresses do NOT count as submitted!

HYROX is designed to give your training a purpose. HYROX is ideally trained in a HYROX Partner Gym with certified trainers who professionally support you in your preparation. With our “Partner Gym Finder” you can quickly get an overview of which HYROX Gym is closest to you.

HYROX also provides you with new and innovative workouts every week, which you can integrate into your existing training. For more training content, follow HYROX on social media (@hyroxworld/@hyroxger/YouTube).

The Physical Fitness Test gives you an indication of your fitness level and an assessment of which division is suitable for you. Please note that there are no time limits for the HYROX Race and you can register for any division without qualifying. The P’F “T is only intended to help you decide which division to choose. The test is held in hundreds of gyms each season and consists of this workout:

1000m run (outdoors or on a treadmill at 2% incline).
50 Burpee Broad Jumps 
100 Lunges 
1000m Row
30 Hand Release Push Ups
100 Wallballs (6 kg men / 4 kg women)

There is even a separate P’F”T ranking for global benchmarking! Here you can register for FREE.

Sure! You can either buy HYROX Merch in our online store or get advice directly at the event in the HYROXWORLD. Special Offer: Get your merch customized directly at the Puma Printing Station in the hall! You have questions about your order? Please direct them to shop@hyrox.com.

With the growing interest of gym members to prepare for HYROX events in a strong community, HYROX offers a licensing model for gyms that is beneficial for everyone: the gym owner, the members and the coaches. To learn more about how your gym can become a HYROX Partner Gym, email affiliate.dach@hyrox.com and our local Gym Area Manager will contact you shortly.

The most important FAQ about HYROX Apparel can be found on our HYROX Shop website (in the footer). If you have any further questions, please send them to shop@hyrox.com.

At each race, the top finishers in each age group qualify for the World Championships, the ultimate HYROX showdown at the end of each HYROX Season. Qualification slots are given in proportion to the number of athletes taking part. The exact number will always be published in advance for the respective event. If you have qualified for the World Championships, we will send you an individual code by email, which will give you access to the registration form for the World Championships. The code is valid for 48 hours. Please note: This code enables you to register for the World Championships. The code is not a free code, but an access code for the sign-up. A starting place at the World Championships has, like the normal events, a ticket fee. A World Championships ticket is excluded from the regulations on rebooking. 

After the 48h deadline, the second qualification round will start. This means that qualifying places that are not accepted will be given to the next athlete in the backlog procedure. The 48-hour deadline also applies here. If a coder is not redeemed within the deadline, the starting place for the respective person will be forfeited. The validity of the code will NOT be extended.

At the 2023 World Championships, all competitors will compete in the HYROX Race with Pro weights. This applies to all athletes who have qualified in the Open and Doubles categories, with the exception of the Mixed Doubles who will compete with the regular men’s (Open) weights.

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