The Elite 15 Series

The Majors

The Majors

The Majors are 4 regional events that provide the first opportunities for athletes to qualify for the World Championships. The 4 Majors are the Scandinavian, European, HYROX and US Majors. Each race will host a Male and a Female Elite 15 Event.

Qualification to these Major events occurs via a combination of auto qualification through:

  • Auto Qualification via 22/23 Season Elite 15 results – 1st, 2nd, 3rd from the World Championships and 1st place from the North American and European Championships in season 22/23 will be auto qualified for all majors.
  • Time Qualification – The remaining slots shall be awarded to the fastest recorded times from Jan 1st 2023 – to the end of the 23/24 season, if a prequalified athlete chooses not to accept their invite that slot shall be rolled down to the next fastest qualifying time from a qualifying race starting Jan 1st 2023

All podium finishers of each Major Race will automatically earn a slot for the HYROX World Championships of Fitness Racing. A maximum of 12 athletes can qualify through majors.

Learn more about the Majors here.

The Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)

Once all World Championship qualification slots have been assigned via placings in the Major championships, all remaining World Championship slots will be competed for at open invite regular format races the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Depending on how many slots have been occupied via Major placings (theoretical maximum of 12 places) the remaining slots will be divided equally between the two LCQs. In case the remaining slots are an odd number, the very last LCQ race receives a greater share of the qualification slots for the World Championships.

Learn more about the LCQ here.

ELITE 15 World Championships

The HYROX World Championships is the pinnacle of HYROX racing and of the Elite 15 Series. Through the four Majors races and the Last Chance Qualifiers, the final male and female Elite 15 competitors have qualified and will compete for the title of HYROX World Champion in a spectacular setting. Alongside the Age Group World Championship, the race is the absolute highlight of the World Championship weekend and is watched live by athletes and fans from all over the world.

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