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What is HYROX?

HYROX stands as a global fitness competition designed for Every Body, drawing participants from across the globe to engage in the identical format. The race kicks off with a 1 km run, followed by 1 functional movement, repeated 8 times. These events unfold in expansive indoor venues, fostering a distinctive stadium-like ambiance for all contenders.

In today's fitness landscape, 52% of gym members now consider fitness their primary sport. As the largest sport globally, fitness takes center stage, and HYROX stands out as the pioneering mass participation event tailored for everyday gym enthusiasts seeking a unique race to train for. Bridging the gap between conventional endurance events and functional fitness, HYROX introduces a race format accessible to Every Body.



Personal Trainer Shaun Bristol performing the 100m Walking Lunge at HYROX Stockholm.
Personal Trainer Shaun Bristol performing the 100m Walking Lunge at HYROX Stockholm.

HYROX ensures inclusivity with its 4 distinct racing categories catering to various fitness levels:

  1. Open – Embrace the standard HYROX for a challenging yet attainable race suitable for everyone.

  2. Pro – Tailored for seasoned racers, the Pro category incorporates heavier weights, offering a more demanding experience.

  3. Doubles – Team up with a partner, run together, and share the exercise workload for a challenging yet collaborative endeavor.

  4. Relay – Unite with friends or family for the relay, where each team member covers 2 rounds of 1 km and 2 workout sessions.

Every participant dons a timing chip, receiving official finishing times, and their achievements are reflected in HYROX's global rankings across events, divisions, and age groups. Following the race, a comprehensive post-race report, complete with split times, fuels the desire to train harder and race smarter for future endeavors.



Personal Trainer Shaun Bristol performing the 1km Ski Erg at HYROX Stockholm
Personal Trainer Shaun Bristol performing the 1km Ski Erg at HYROX Stockholm.

Conceived by Christian Toetzke, a highly experienced and successful mass participation race event organizer, and Moritz Furste, a three-time Olympic medallist and World Champion, HYROX has witnessed remarkable growth in Europe and the US. Some events have drawn crowds exceeding 4,000 participants and 10,000 spectators, solidifying HYROX's status as the world's largest mass participation Fitness Race.

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