Anaheim Convention Center

April 20, 2024

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 Fit & Ruck

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 SoCal 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 Ruck: 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: Elite & Age Group Teams of all levels divide and conquer the DEKA FIT Arena in 2-Person Teams (Female, Male, & Co-Ed).</li/

Bring your friends and family to cheer you on!
Register your spectators for access to the festival and spectator-only viewing areas; kids 13 and under do not need a spectator pass.

DEKA is truly a fitness movement we all created together. To ensure a professionally judged racing experience for all athletes, we are launching the DEKA Athlete Judge Program at all DEKA FIT events.

How it works:

  • During the weeks leading up to your race, all registered athletes will receive an email with the DEKA FIT SoCal Athlete Judge Sign-up Form to select their preferred Athlete Judge time. * You can also submit the Athlete Judge Sign-up Form before you receive the email.
  • Within 1 hour of finishing your race (or anytime before your race), make your way to the Athlete Judge check-in area at Zone 1 to begin your 60 minute volunteer judging time.

We can’t thank you enough for your support as we continue our mission of creating an epic opportunity for ALL levels to celebrate fitness together.

  • Address:
    Anaheim Convention Center, West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, USA , 92802
  • Parking:
    Attendees can park in CAR PARK 1 or 4 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fee is $20 per car.
  • Lodging:
    As our official lodging partner, Hotel Engine is saving Spartans up to 60% on hotel lodging for race day and beyond.
    Register for DEKA FIT to unlock exclusive rewards on all travel.

Heat Times DEKA Fit DEKA Mile DEKA Strong Starting at
7:30am-6:00pm $99 Register now

Finishers receive

  • DEKA FIT Finisher Medal
  • DEKA FIT Finisher T-shirt
  • Your DEKA FIT Mark on the Global Leaderboard
  • Bragging Rights


  • Registration opens
  • Elite Heats
  • Age Group Heats (Ages 10+)
  • Team Heats
  • Ruck Heats
  • Open Heats (Ages 10+)

What to expect

  • Arrival

    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.

  • Spectators

    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

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“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!”


Jackie, DEKA FIT Palm Beach

“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!”

Renee Pickett, DEKA FIT Atlanta

Important race docs

  • Racer, Spectator, and Volunteers Waiver Learn more
  • DEKA FIT Racer Rules and Regulations Learn more
  • SoCal DEKA Race Day Program - pending


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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Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.

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