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2022 DEKA World Championships

 

2022 DEKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

NOVEMBER 19th-20th, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ

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2022 DEKA Championship Series

7 DEKA FIT qualifying events in regional markets: 

  • Austin - Regional Series (January 15th)
  • Denver – Regional Series (March 19th)
  • San Jose – Regional Series (April 2nd)
  • Los Angeles – Regional Series (May 21st)
  • Chicago – Regional Series (July 30th)
  • Tri State, NJ - Road Show (August 20th)
  • West Palm – Regional Series (September 3rd)

Approximately 300+ DEKA STRONG & DEKA MILE qualifying events will be held at our DEKA Affiliate Gyms/Clubs/Studios/Boxes and other approved locations to qualify for the DEKA MILE and DEKA STRONG heats at the DEKA World Championship in Atlantic City on November 19 - 20, 2022.

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How to qualify for DEKA Championships as an elite category athlete

DEKA FIT qualification

  • Must compete in a Regional Series DEKA FIT (x1 minimum – Must be an Elite Wave) prior to World Championships
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 DEKA FIT Team Mark (time).
  • 7 DEKA FIT Series races leading up to DEKA Championships will have podium for top 3 male & female: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250
  • The September 3rd West Palm DEKA FIT wraps up the “qualifying season” for DEKA FIT. 

DEKA MILE qualification

  • Must compete in a DEKA MILE (x1 minimum) prior to World Championships.
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 DEKA MILE Mark (time).
  • September 18th is the final day in the “qualifying season” for DEKA MILE.

DEKA STRONG qualification

  • Must compete in a DEKA STRONG (x1 minimum)
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 DEKA STRONG Mark (time).
  • September 18th is the final day in the “qualifying season” for DEKA STRONG.

An athlete can qualify for DEKA Championships in 1, 2, or all 3 DEKA events.

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How to qualify for DEKA Championships as an age group/competitive category athlete

Age groups for male & female: 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ (DEKA STRONG World Championships will have a 10-13 age group male & female division - see below for specific details)

DEKA FIT qualification

  • Must compete in a Regional Series DEKA FIT (x1 minimum – Must be a Competitive/Age Group Wave)
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 overall Competitive/Age Group DEKA FIT Mark (time).

DEKA MILE qualification 

  • Must compete in a DEKA MILE (x1 minimum)
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 Competitive/Age Group DEKA MILE Mark (time).

DEKA STRONG qualification 

  • Must compete in a DEKA STRONG (x1 minimum)
  • Must finish the qualifying season with a top 12 Competitive/Age Group DEKA STRONG Mark (time).

An athlete can qualify for DEKA Championships in 1, 2, or all 3 DEKA events.

*If a 13 year old DEKA STRONG competitor competes at a DEKA STRONG qualifying event and is placed in the top 12 at the end of the qualifying season (September 18th) but turns 14 after earning their qualifying spot, they will be allowed to compete at DEKA STRONG World Champs as a 14 year old in the 10-13 division.  

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DEKA Championships Prizes

DEKA FIT (Elite):

  • Podium prize money for top 5: 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,000, 3rd - $1,000
  • 4th - $500, 5th - $250
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place receive a DEKA FIT Championship Spartan RAM Trophy 

DEKA MILE (Elite):

  • Podium prize money for top 5: 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,000, 3rd - $1,000
  • 4th - $500, 5th - $250
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place receive a DEKA MILE Championship Spartan RAM Trophy 

DEKA STRONG (Elite):

  • Podium prize money for top 5: 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $2,000, 3rd - $1,000
  • 4th - $500, 5th - $250
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place receive a DEKA STRONG Championship Spartan RAM Trophy 

DEKA FIT (Competitive/Age Group):

  • Podium for top 3: Podium prize & recognition

DEKA MILE (Competitive/Age Group):

  • Podium for top 3: Podium prize & recognition

DEKA STRONG (Competitive/Age Group):

  • Podium for top 3: Podium prize & recognition

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DEKA Championships Registration Rolldown

Registration will open for DEKA FIT after the September 3rd West Palm DEKA FIT.

Registration will open for DEKA STRONG & DEKA MILE after September 18th, 2022.

Emails will be sent out to qualifying athletes.  Athletes will be given a 1 week period to register.  At the end of this registration period, if spots remain open, an email rolldown will take place until all 12 spots are filled.

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