General Vanta Race Details
All roads lead to Vanta, the championship of Double Black. Vanta will be a unique combination of all Double Black event formats, but with even more challenging terrain, workouts, and weights. In a four hour event, individual participants will tackle tough trails to gain as many points as possible within that time frame. Athletes will gain points by doing a combination of bringing sandbags or flags back to their base and completing workouts each time they return to the start. Point amounts will vary similar to our Onyx race and points for workouts will be allotted based on performance. Athletes will also have multiple routes to choose from in order to make strategy a key part of success. All participants must qualify (see below) in order to participate in Vanta will be the only Double Black event that offers prize money as the award to top finishers.
How do I qualify for Vanta?
To qualify for Vanta, athletes must complete 1 of our 3 event formats and have a top finish in their gender/division at each.
How do I sign up for Vanta?
Once an athlete qualifies, they will automatically be sent an email with a unique passcode that will allow them to register on the Vanta registration page.
What will the venue/start area be like?
We promise to deliver a top-notch experience and that begins with an excellent venue. Our starting area will include great music, a live updated scoreboard, awesome food/water from our sponsors, excellent visibility for spectators, plenty of porta-potties, a running clock, and a fully supportive staff.
Do spectators have to pay to watch?
Nope, that would be ridiculous. Spectators are free, but they must park in the spectator parking area. This info will be given as the date of the event gets closer.
Will I have to pay for parking?
Since we use local areas for parking, a $10 parking fee per person is included as part of the entry cost. No additional costs are assessed or required after you register for the event.
What are the required movements and weights for the Vanta workouts?
Are there different divisions? What are the details of the awards?
In Vanta, there are two divisions: Individual Male and Individual Female. For additional information on awards, please see our Award Details page.
What about refunds if I'm unable to compete?
While we do not give full refunds for events, we will allow you to transfer your registration or receive a registration code for any future Jet event. In the case of a Jet event needing to be rescheduled, all current registrations will automatically be changed to the new date.
How many aid stations will there be?
This will also vary depending on the location and course, but we guarantee a large aid station at the start/finish area along with a few aid stations on some of the routes. We highly recommend carrying water when running the routes and carrying water will be mandatory when attempting the "black" route.
Is there an age requirement to participate?
Due to the challenging nature of the event, all participants must be 16 years of age or older by the event date in order to participate.
What is included in my registration fee?
When will I receive race-specific details?
A final race-day program containing parking details, venue-specific information, and a final course map will be emailed out two weeks prior to the race date. This will also include details of the routes and a list of workouts in the order they will be required during the race.
What are the distances of the routes?
Routes on the Vanta course will vary from 3-12 miles out and back. The longer the route, the more points the sandbag/flag will be worth.