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. There are age categories that fairly separate athletes according to chronological age and also scaled or RX'd prescribed workout. This option makes the all-inclusive event even more accessible to the masses. So even if you don't have your first official pull-up, or aren't able to life the prescribed weight yet, or if you are rehab'ing back from an injury, you can still participate for the fun and the spirit of the games.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition called "Regionals", then to the "CrossFit Games" world championships.
Registration for the Open begins Jan. 11, 2018 and costs $20, payable to CrossFit HQ. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com create a profile, pay the $20, and log your score each week. Workouts are released each week on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 8 p.m. EST the following Monday. Each athlete has to enter their own score online. 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.
Team FirePower will use the Friday of each week as the main day to perform your workout. Join us for "Friday Night Lights" where we turn the gym into the cool place to be! Use the energy of the room to perform your best, cheer on your friends and other members, watch in awe of our coaches and competitive team athletes performing their wods, and have a beer while you're at it! Check out these 2 videos below to see a Friday Night Lights in action.