The Open begins – Sun 2.19.17
The Open begins this week! I’m ready to end up in 27,523rd place in the world! Here’s the entire CrossFit Games season:
STAGE 1: THE OPEN
FIVE WEEKS | FEB. 23 – MARCH 27
17.1: Feb. 23 – 27
17.2: March 2 – 6
17.3: March 9 – 13
17.4: March 16 – 20
17.5: March 23 – 27
Registration for the Open begins Jan. 12, 2017.
The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.
Anyone aged 14 or older can compete in the Open. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge, or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.
Since 2015, the Open has offered a scaled option in addition to the prescribed workout. This option makes the all-inclusive event even more accessible to the masses.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: The Regionals and The Online Qualifier.
STAGE 2A: THE ONLINE QUALIFIER
THURSDAY – MONDAY | APRIL 20 – 24
New this year, teenage athletes will join the masters in The Online Qualifier following the Open. The top 200 masters and teenagers from each division will be invited to compete in the four-day, online competition.
The qualifier will decide the 20 fittest masters and teenagers from every division who will each receive a ticket to the Games.
A new competition division will be introduced this year. In 2010, the first masters divisions were created. In 2013, the 40-44 Masters Division joined the fray. 2017 will be the inaugural year for the new 35-39 Masters Division. Athletes in this division are encouraged to participate in the worldwide Open and Online Qualifier for the chance to compete at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games.
STAGE 2B: THE REGIONALS
THREE WEEKENDS | MAY 19 – JUNE 4
The fittest men, women and teams from 17 worldwide areas will head to one of eight regional events over three weekends starting in May for their chance to compete at the Games:
- Twenty men, 20 women and the top teams will advance from regions in the U.S. and Canada.
- Thirty men, 30 women and the top teams will advance from Europe and Australia.
- Ten men, 10 women and the top teams will advance from Latin America, Asia and Africa.
May 19 – 21, 2017
- East Regional | Albany, New York |Times Union Center
- South Regional | San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome
May 26 – 28, 2017
- Pacific Regional | Wollongong, Australia | WIN Entertainment Centre
- California Regional | Del Mar, California | Del Mar Arena
- Central Regional | Nashville, Tennessee | Music City Center
June 2 – 4, 2017
- Meridian Regional | Madrid, Spain | Caja Mágica
- West Regional | Portland, Oregon | Portland Expo Center
- Atlantic Regional | Atlanta, Georgia | Georgia World Congress Center
STAGE 3: THE GAMES
ONE WEEK | AUG. 1 – 6
The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. After seven years at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, the Games will move to a new location for at least the next three years.
In 2010, the Games moved from the Ranch in Aromas, California, to the StubHub Center (formerly Home Depot Center) in Carson, California. The new location accommodated a much larger group of athletes and spectators. The Games have been held at the StubHub Center every July since—until now.
The Games will start Tuesday, Aug. 1, and run until Sunday, Aug. 6.
Teenage and Masters Competitions*
Individual and Team Competitions
*The masters competition will now include a 35-39 Masters Division. See “Online Qualifier” section above for additional details.
TICKET RELEASE DATES
Regional Tickets: Monday, March 27
Games Tickets: Thursday, April 27
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VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION START DATES
Regionals: Tuesday, Feb. 21
Games: Friday, April 28
Each year the CrossFit Games grows and improves. We’re looking forward to the best season yet.