FAQ

Do you know how PHIT you really are? 

Forget the digital readouts of your NordicTrack and see how you stack up against the Phitathlon! Various tried-and-true components will come together in this ultimate field test of speed, strength, skill and strategy to test the seemingly well-balanced athlete.  Using age and gender-based divisions to determine the winners of each, the Phitathlon continues to set the bar in CHALLENGE racing!

When and what is a Phitathlon? 

This year’s Phitathlon will be held on August 4th with a 10 a.m. start time and will be more grueling, more demanding and more intense than ever before. Our 5 mile course will be constructed to contain obstacles and distances in perfect discord. (Yes that’s what we meant).  The power needed to perform at each obstacle will need to come from deep within each athlete in order to make it to the finish line.

How do I train for the phitathlon?

First Day: Start by running 5 miles.

Second Day: Do the same thing with wet shoes.

Third Day: Incorporate a hog farm, corn field and creek bed into your 5 mile run. Feel the weight of the water and taste the mud in your teeth. 

Fourth Day: Practice your climbing and crawling skills at a nearby playground.

Call PHIT to schedule a personal consultation.

Is the event held regardless of weather? 

Yes, the event will be held rain or shine, hot or cold.* We look forward to the high temperatures and will keep you cool and hydrated. In years past, we experienced no injuries/heat exhaustion. Rain will make the obstacles more challenging, and in the August heat, we know participants enjoyed the power washers!

*In the rare event of severe weather, the race would be rescheduled to a later date TBD.

What are the age divisions? 

In this years Phitathlon, the divisions will be male and female, ages 12 and under, 13-17, 18-49, and 50+.

How do I register? 

Pre-registration and packet pickup dates and locations will be announced as they become available. Race day registration will be held the day of the race from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Stay up to date by liking our page on Facebook.

What should I wear?

Good, solid running shoes.  There’s no way around it, you will get muddy, sandy and wet! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ruined.

What do I bring?

  • GUTS!

  • Clothing you don’t mind trashing once you get home.

  • Extra pair of shoes (there will be a voluntary shoe donation station at the finish)

  • Trash bag to sit on during your car ride home

  • *Come prepared to race in any type of weather and through any type of conditions!  

I’m not in great shape.  Can I do this? 

Finishing the Phitathlon is more about mental toughness than being in great physical condition. 

Where can I get information about the obstacles? 

As with anything greatly anticipated, the Phitathlon staff is keeping this race’s details completely under wraps! What you see on race day is what you get!

Will there be water stations along the way?

Simply put, yes. There will be volunteers with water on the course to help keep you hydrated.

Most races do (blank). Why doesn’t the Phitathlon do (blank)? 

The Phitathlon is not most races. The Phitathlon does what it wants to do.

Where can we stay? 

There are hotels within 5 miles of the race venue and we are working to bring you discounted rates for rooms. Stay tuned here for more information!

Can I get a refund if I am unable to attend after registering? 

We’re sorry but there are no refunds under any circumstances.  Please confirm your ability to be present and compete before registering.

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