“EPIC” Partnership brings Obstacle racers a new style of championship racing

Epic Series Obstacle challenge and Epic Interval Training are partnering to bring a new, never before seen race to athletes throughout the United States

 

 

 

San Diego, CA: Epic Series, a west coast obstacle challenge, known for its desire to bridge the gap between obstacle course racing and CrossFit, looks towards a championship of “Epic” proportions. The challenge has been known for its short, intense course, but to this date it has yet to produce a championship for its dedicated athletes. 

 

Starting in June of 2019, Epic Interval Training will join Epic Series to create a championship consisting of 8 exercises for repetition and time. Each athlete will get :40 seconds at each of the 8 stations to complete as many repetitions as possible under the watchful eye of paid officials and camera. The athlete will then be scored based on total number of repetitions they complete for all 8 elements. The score is based solely on repetition with each competitor having the same amount of time.

 

Epic Series COO, Casey Bateman, said:

 

“What makes this race unique is there is a bit of strategy involved in terms of where you may be stronger or weaker on the course, trying to put an advantage on the obstacles you exceed at over the ones you may struggle with. some athletes may be able to do box jumps all day and some athletes may struggle to do sandbag cleans. All athletes will be able to participate a the event with the weights geared towards everyone.” 

 

The two organizations are in the middle of building out a full schedule for 2019, but they plan to have this race developed into a national ranking system set for the 2019 season. Athletes will be ranked on a daily and yearly system, that will go on to qualify them for championship events.

 

“For many years I have been trying to find a better way to push, test, and score functional athletes from all different disciplines...CrossFit, OCR, MMA, Triathletes,” says Alexander Nicholas, Creator of EPIC INTERVAL CHAMPIONSHIP. Alex goes on to say, “This high octane competition is the true test to see who is the most functionally fit on the planet!”

 

Event Details:

  • Ticket prices will be ONLY $35.00 to compete

  • Competitors will have the opportunity to compete up to 3x to better their score

  • The top 20 at each event will return for a final round to determine podium

  • Prizes will include sponsor swag, medals and potential cash prizes

  • All Participants will receive participant swag, as well as finisher medals

About EPIC INTERVAL TRAINING      www.epicintervaltraining.com

 

EPIC is a circuit-style fitness program that is the perfect mixture of fitness and creativity that produces optimal results. We start with a foundation of body weight exercises, cardio and strength training with mobility drills to recover and restore your body. Our program has progressive levels so that anyone, no matter your fitness level, can partake in our interval training. EPIC has also been rated one of the most creative and inspiring workouts by various national media outlets. Just as life presents obstacles, our fitness regimen is all about conquering obstacles through fitness. At EPIC you will develop overall strength, endurance, power, agility and balance. We aim to complement every aspect of our members lives; EPIC is more than just a fitness program, it’s an experience!

 

About EPIC SERIES        www.epicseriesocr.com

 

Founded in 2014, EPIC Series was created to be a fun and unique addition to the obstacle course racing (“OCR”) community. It combines elements of cross training, Strongman, and traditional obstacle course racing, but without the mud or long-distance running typically found in most other OCRs. By creating obstacles that have Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced options, EPIC Series opens up obstacle course racing to a wider audience of fitness enthusiasts who may have been too intimidated to try it in the past. EPIC Series also adds in a special ELITE Course for the more competitive athletes to try their hand at strength challenges with heavier weights, throwing in exercises often seen in powerlifting and Strongman competitions. EPIC Series is a family-friendly event, incorporating a KIDS Course that mimics a kid-sized version of the obstacles and strength challenges seen in the adult courses.

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