Sat, Apr 29|
Heritage Park - Shelter #9
Power Race Fitness Challenge
Power Racing is a modern upgrade to the traditional endurance-focused fitness event that combines weightlifting, functional fitness, and cardio into a single outdoor race. Race options for all athletes from novice to extreme.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Heritage Park - Shelter #9, 16050 Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS 66062, USA
About the event
Power Racing is a time trial race where athletes complete six events in succession with a running clock from the first deadlift rep to the completion of their run without rests. There are five levels of competition with increasing difficulty: Fun Race, Sprint, Standard, Elite, Olympic. The six events test athletes across three aspects of fitness:
Anerobic Power: Deadlift, Bench Press
Deadlift and Bench Press test your full body anerobic power. The weight used in the anerobic power phase is scaled to your bodyweight using an algorithm that allows athletes of all sizes to compete competitively. The weight is far more than you will be able to do in a single set. Most athletes do between 5 and 15 sets completing 4-10 reps in each set. The stronger you are the more reps you will be able to do per set and the shorter your rest periods will be.
Functional Strength: Wall Ball Squats, Pull Ups
Phase two tests functional strength using compound body movements. Wall Ball uses the same ball weight and throw height for all athletes. Pull ups can be either over-hand or under-hand (chin-ups). Strict form is required with no momentum kipping. The Fun Race and Sprint class athletes complete Burpees instead of pull ups.
Aerobic Endurance: Row, Run
The race concludes with the Power Racing version a "duathlon" of Row and Run. Run and Row distances scale from short (Sprint) to long (Olympic)