The CrossFit Open is finally here
The Reebok CrossFit Open starts this Thursday 22 February and will run until 26 March. The open is the first set of competitions, which determine what athletes and teams will make it to the Regionals and the CrossFit Games. This is not, however, the ultimate goal for most athletes participating. The Open is a way to join a fun competition, see how you rank globally and gain more motivation to train.
History of The Open
The CrossFit Games started in 2007, and was a niche competition back then. An Open styled format was introduced in 2009, as CrossFit began to gain more traction and the Open was officially introduced in 2010. The brand has grown exponentially since to become the giant it is today.
In 2017, 385 000 athletes participated in the Open, making it one of the world’s largest sporting events. The competition attracts a diverse set of people ranging from 14 years of age to 70+. You will find your corporate workers, business owners, students, families and anything in between competing. The comradely and inclusiveness is, in our opinion, one of the best qualities of the sport.
Who can join the open?
The Open is a competition for anyone who wants to take part. Thousands of CrossFit athletes from boxes across the world sign up to join the Open every year. The Open is in an online competition that will push your athletic and fitness limits to the max. The competition consists of 5 workouts that are performed over the course of 5 weeks.
When are the workouts released?
The workouts will be released at 5 pm PT on the following dates:
- Feb 22
- March 1
- March 8
- March 15
- March 22
And the Open will finish March 26 at 5 pm PT.
We will do some of the heavy lifting for you
Our BoxChamp team will be ready to upload the workouts to the BoxChamp platform once released to make the programming and logging of scores convenient and seamless for you. All your coaches and athletes can access the Open workout for the week in the menu under “custom/benchmark” workouts on your BoxChamp profile or your BoxChamp member app.
The workout will be accessible to athletes who have not signed up for the Open on the BoxChamp member app. You can log your scores on BoxChamp, however you will not get a global ranking. See how you enjoy the workouts this year and sign up for the open next year!
Find out more on the official CrossFit website
We look forward to following all of your journeys for the next five weeks and beyond, so please keep us in the loop. Best of luck for the Reebok CrossFit Open!