Each year CrossFit Headquarters hosts an online, global 5 week event called The CrossFit Open. For 5 weeks, starting Thursday February 21, a workout will be released. All athletes have until the following Monday evening to complete and enter their score.
While the 5 weeks is used by the CrossFit Games to identify and eventually crown the fittest man, woman, and team on Earth, it’s an amazing opportunity for all of us.
For us the Open is all about having fun.
The competition side of it isn’t about finding out how you can exercise against the 400,000+ other people worldwide who participate. It is to help the you and the other CFCL athletes to push to new levels in fitness and accomplish things you’ve been working on and weren’t so sure you could do. The competitive side helps do that.
More so, it’s about community and a way for you to be part of it. Fitness is what we do here, but community is what we build. You can show up and get better at thrusters and pull-ups on your own but it’s much more fun to have people cheer for you, encourage and help you accomplish things you never thought you could and for you to do the same for others all while getting tons of high fives, fist bumps and warm and fuzzy feelings from the CFCL community.
ALL skill levels can participate…there are Rx, Scaled, Teens, and even Masters (50+) versions of the workouts.
How we do it.
The Intramural Open will consist of teams. Those teams will be awarded points throughout the open based on participation, success and most importantly spirit on any given week.
How are teams made?
All those signed up for the Open will be randomly put into teams.
All Teams will have a captain.
During the 5 week competition, your team earns a point each week for every single team member that simply posts a score. This means the larger the team – the larger the potential point total.
So how do you grow your team? You recruit them.
You have from Team Announcement Day until the Thursday the open begins (Feb 21) to bribe and beg anyone that is a member at either gym to be part of your team. (We will start each team with a player cap though and raise it as all teams fill.)