NEW FOR 2024
TEAMS category expanded to include Elite and Age Group options
YOUTH Ages 10-13 can now race Age Group for 2024 DEKA World Championship qualifying spots
DEKA is an indoor fitness competition featuring 10 functional fitness zones – it’s fitness gamified and designed for all levels. No matter your background or experience, DEKA will help you set your baseline and train with a purpose. The Carolinas DEKA FIT includes a 500-meter run before each zone, 5K total.
Test yourself against a global fitness standard, earn your DEKA Mark and commemorate your achievement with your finisher medal and t-shirt.
We have 5 different heat types:
Open Heat: open to all levels of fitness
Age Group Heat: eligible for Age Group recognition
Elite Heat: eligible for prizing
DEKA FIT GORUCK: any ruck or backpack – Male 30lb & Female 20lb – a limited number of loaner rucks will be available on-site courtesy of GORUCK. Eligible for prizes from Titan 6 Actual. * Weight vests and plate carriers are not allowed.
Team Division: teams of 2 (Female, Male, & Co-Ed) divide and conquer the DEKA FIT Arena.
Venue Address:Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, State Highway 49, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC, USA , 28025
Parking:There is a $7 parking fee. Credit/debit card payment only.
|Heat Times||DEKA Fit||DEKA Mile||DEKA Strong||Starting at|
|7:30am-6:00pm||$79 - Prices rise April 22nd at 12:00AM EST||Register now|
- DEKA FIT Finisher Medal
- DEKA FIT Finisher T-shirt
- Free Professional Photos
- Cold Bottle of PWR LIFT
- Bragging Rights
- Your DEKA Mark on The Global Leaderboard
Age Group Heats (Ages 10+)8:30am-12:30pm
Open Heats (Ages 10+)3:00pm-6:00pm
What to expect
Plan to arrive an hour before your start time. This gives you plenty of time to park, pick up your registration packet and get warmed up.
What to Bring
Your ID, Confirmation Email with QR Code, Hydration and Nutrition.
Your biggest fans are able to attend free of charge, but please make sure they bring a signed waiver with them. These will be collected before entering the venue.
Elite prize money
Top3 Male and Female Finishers Receive
- First place $1000
- Second place $500
- Third place $250
“DEKA FIT was an amazing experience for me. The training leading up to the event with my gym community and the extra support of the DEKA staff helped me accomplish my goals. After it was all said and done, I really do feel proud of myself and can’t wait for the next one!”
“I love how DEKA truly tests my physical AND mental fitness, all while putting me in a competitive atmosphere. The energy of the other athletes pushing themselves helps motivate you to give it everything you’ve got! Whether you’re beginner, intermediate, or advanced- it’s you VS. you out there… nothing like DEKA!”
Important race docs
Choose any shift and receive a FREE Race Credit valid for Sprint 5K, Super 10K, Beast 21K, Stadion 5K, City 5K U.S.A., Kids, DEKA FIT, 10k Trail, 21K TRAIL, 50K TRAIL, or 4-hr hurricane heat. (Volunteer heats only.)
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