The CrossFit Open is coming to Crossfit 100! Got questions? Here are some answers:
What is the CrossFit Open?
The CrossFit Games Open is the world’s premier test of fitness. Since 2011, the five-week, five-workout online competition has accurately ranked the fitness of thousands of competitors.
Held in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms, the Open is designed to be accessible to all athletes while rigorous enough to challenge the world’s fittest. Fourteen-year-old high school freshmen compete in the Open, as well as their 77-year-old grandparents and everyone in between.
Workouts are released on the CrossFIt Games website each Thursday and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores.
More than 272,000 athletes from around the globe competed in 2015, ranging in age from 14 to 86 years old.
The week’s workout is released each Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, Each time a workout is released, athletes will be given an RX’d and Scaled version. Athletes have until Monday, 5 p.m. PT to enter scores for that week.
How can I participate in the Open at CF100?
CF100 is hosting an Intramural Open for the five weeks during the official CrossFit Open in the form of Friday Night Lights throw downs. The box will divide up into three teams. Regardless of whether you officially register for the Open online (although you really should go for it!), you have the chance to participate in the CF100 intramural competition.
Each Friday night, CF100 will host a throw down for the Open workout of the week. Athletes can complete the workouts, earning points for their team just by doing so. They can earn additional points for spectating, cheering on their teammates and even more for kicking ass and scoring well. Regardless of RX or scaled — even super-scaled — participation in the Open will be a fun, exhilarating, community-building event at CF 100. We’ll compete for prizes and glory. Oh, the glory.
Team Captains are getting ready to rumble. As soon as teams are randomly selected (with a tiny bit of drafting fun to get us started), we will start up an Intramural Open Facebook page to talk about the WODs, cheer on our teams, plan throw down events, etc.
When is the Open?
The CrossFit Open begins Thursday, February 23. Friday Night Lights Events will be February 24, March 3, 10, 17 and 24.
Plan to be traveling during one or some of the events? No worries. You can complete Open events at any CF box in the world (or make it up during open gym times at CF100 on Saturday or Sunday).
Will the Open change my CF100 classes?
Open workouts will ONLY be done at Friday Night Lights events OR during Sunday open gym. Regular classes will be programmed as usual. Only Friday 5pm and 6pm classes will not be held, but you can participate in the FNL event to get your workout in at that time.
Should I Participate in the Open at CF100?
Yes, yes, yes. Whether you just started CrossFit yesterday or you’re still miserable about muscle ups, the Open is for you. Not only is this a great way to see how far you’ve come or how far you want to go, it’s a chance to compete. To strive. To learn. To support others. To be awesome!
Finally, the Intramural Open will be a great chance to get to know each other at CF100. The morning peeps and the night owls, recent Basics grads, the lifers and our families all coming together.
What do I have to do to get signed up?
Simple. Put your name in the fishbowl at the front desk to join the draft. On Friday, February 17, CF100 will host a kick-off event to draft teams and get excited for the Open.
THEN, to “officially” compete on a worldwide basis:
Register for the CrossFit Games Open!
February 23rd – March 27th, 2017.
CrossFit 100’s coaching staff fully supports this event and we encourage everyone to participate. Even if you’ve been CrossFitting for a month or for 5 years, the CrossFit Games Open is a chance for you to (re)ignite that competitive spirit that’s in all of us, set new goals, and maybe even surprise yourself with your performance. We expect to see everyone coming out for what is arguably the most fun part of the year at CrossFit 100
Don’t forget, there is a scaled division. Athletes unable to perform a workout as prescribed may opt to choose their division’s scaled workout. Athletes may:
1. Visit the official CrossFit games site or click here https://games.crossfit.com/affiliate/388
2. Create a new profile; or if you are returning user, log in using your prior login info.
3. Continue through the 5-step registration process – it will be $20.00 to register.
4. Once you complete your registration, click the button that says “continue to competition page”.
5. In the Affiliate section, select CrossFit 100.
6. Edit your profile as desired.
Still lost? Check out this video https://games.crossfit.com/videos.