WHAT TYPES OF ATHLETES COMPETE IN THE MIDLANDS COMBINE?
The Midlands Combine has a wide range of competitors with varied athletic backgrounds. You don’t have to be a former professional athlete to compete well. Many of our competitors are weekend warriors and some use the event as the impetus to get back in shape. This is the forum to see how you can measure up to your own goals. The Midlands Combine is a fun test of athleticism. If you hit the gym a few times a week, practice CrossFit, played high school or college sports, or just love to compete, the Midlands Combine is for you.
WHAT ITEMS SHOULD A PARTICIPANT BRING WITH THEM ON EVENT DAY?
Not much other than your ‘A’ game. All Midlands Combine participants receive a top quality shirt. Participants are required to wear the shirts at all times. Competitors will have access to a variety of hydration and nutrition options on site. Many participants bring multiple types of footwear to accommodate the Midlands Combine’s diverse events. To maintain the flow between events, we strongly discourage competitors from sharing shoes.
HOW DOES THE TEAM COMPETITION WORK?
Competitors in the team competition compete in the exact same events as those featured in the individual event. Here’s a breakdown: Team Size – teams consist of 2-4 competitors. Both men and women can compete on the same team. Events – Each competitor may choose the events they want to compete in. You can compete in all 10 or only 1 (teammates who compete in all 10 events are also eligible for the individual competition). Scoring – The top score for each event is taken from each team. If all 4 tam members compete in an event the bottom three scores are dropped.
MAY I BRING MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, DONORS AND COLLEAGUES TO THE MIDLANDS COMBINE?
Yes. We strongly encourage you to invite family, friends, donors and colleagues to watch you compete.
HOW CAN I SECURE A SPOT IN THE MIDLANDS COMBINE?
Stay tuned to when registration will open. The Midlands Combine is limited to the first 124 competitors to register and will close on a certain date, to be determined soon.
IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE TO COMPETE IN THE MIDLANDS COMBINE?
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY ENTRY FEE?
- Top quality competition top/shirt provided by Lululemon Athletica
- Water and sports beverages during the competition
- Nutritional supplements
- Competitor swag
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?
To be announced. We look forward to seeing everyone on game day, May 2, 2020
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Midlands Combine is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. Talk to your tax adviser as to whether contributing a “donation” or using this as “marketing” would result in the greater tax break for you and/or your company.
IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM TO COMPETE IN THE MIDLANDS COMBINE?
No. In future events we expect to have a fundraising minimum for the competitors. One way to help in the transformational ministry of Transitions Homeless Center and SOAR Columbia, is to compete with others in raising extra funds for the event. You can be as imaginative as you would like. There will be an award for the top individual fundraiser. Add fundraising to your training schedule!
ARE THERE AWARDS GIVEN AT THE COMPETITION?
Here are the following categories:
- Top Individual
- Top Individual Male (1st place – 3rd place)
- Top Individual Female (1st place – 3rd place)
- Over 40 Top Individual (1st place – 3rd place)
- Overall Top Team (1st – 3rd place)
- Over 40 Top Team (1st – 3rd place)
HOW DOES THE POINT SYSTEM WORK?
Midlands Combine will contract with WODCAST to streamline the scoring system. Male competitors and female competitors are weighed against their peers and the top performers per event drive the top scores. There will also be points awarded to individuals and teams based on their success in fundraising.
An individual’s and teams’ overall fundraising rank will be scored in the same manner as the 10 athletic events. To illustrate,: the winner of each event including fundraising receives 1000 points. Second place through last is awarded incrementally less points than the team/individual ranked immediately ahead of them (about 25 point increments in team, about 5 points in individual).
Example: #1 fundraising team-1000 points, #2-975, #3-950, #4-925, #5-900…
So the maximum score attainable at the Midlands Combine is 11,000 points (1,000 x 11). Competitors who consistently rank in the top quartile have the best shot at taking the overall price. The conclusion: successful training and fundraising are the Midlands Combine ‘keys’ to success!