Scoring & Strategy

The Donor Games Championship is a points-based event; the competitor with the most points in their category wins.

The total score for each competitor will be a combination of their Grace workout score (up to 25 points), their 3-rep trap bar deadlift score (up to 25 points), their Murph score (up to 50 points), for a total between 0 and 100. In the event of a total score tie in any competitor category, the tie-breaker will be 20 calories on an Assault Bike for time.

Grace Workout Scoring

Placement in each category is based on the time it takes to complete 30 clean and jerks. The fastest time in each category will earn the most points for that category. Point breakdown is as follows:

  • 1st – 25 points
  • 2nd – 24 points
  • 3rd – 23 points
  • 4th – 22 points
  • Etc.

It is possible to tie in the Grace portion of the competition.

3-Rep Trap Bar Deadlift Scoring

Placement in each category is based on the heaviest weight lifted 3 consecutive times in each competitive category. Point breakdown is as follows:

  • 1st – 25 points
  • 2nd – 24 points
  • 3rd – 23 points
  • 4th – 22 points
  • Etc.

It is possible to tie in the trap bar deadlift portion of the competition.

Murph Workout Scoring

During the Donor Games Murph rounds, you will be assigned a judge who will validate your reps and record your self-reported finishing time (when you say you are done). Competitors who finish all 10 rounds of the Murph workout and the second 1-mile run will have their finishing time recorded by the chip reader when they return from the second 1-mile run.

Placement in each participant category is based on the time it takes to finish the entire workout. The faster the time, the higher that competitor will place. Please note that you do not have to complete the entire Murph in order to earn points. If a competitor does not finish the Murph within 1 hour and 15 minutes, their score will be calculated based on how close they got to finishing the entire workout. Point breakdown is as follows:

  • 1st – 50 points
  • 2nd – 48 points
  • 3rd – 46 points
  • 4th – 44 points
  • Etc.

There are no ties in the Murph.

Scoring Examples

  • Competitor #1 completes the entire Murph and finishes first. Competitor #1 will receive the highest score of 50 points for the Murph.
  • Competitor #2 also completes the entire Murph but finishes second. Competitor #2 will receive 49 points for the Murph.
  • Competitor #3 does not complete the entire Murph. He/she runs the first mile and completes 5 rounds of the workout (50 total pull-ups, 100 total push-ups, 150 total squats). Competitor #3 will receive 48 points.
  • Competitor #4 does not complete the Murph. He/she also runs the first mile but can only accomplish 4 rounds of the pull-ups, push-ups and squats. Competitor #4 will receive 47 points.

Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization