The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is coming soon, so we wanted to take a moment to share all the information you will need for participating.
This blog post is really long (sorry!) but it will give you all the info you need so please read it carefully. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
ABOUT THE 2018 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN
The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games Open begins Thursday, Feb. 22. Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. You can learn more about the Games here.
There’s still time to register for the 2018 CrossFit Open. You must register before you submit your first score before February 26.
Once you register, make sure to join the CrossFit 312 Affiliate AND Team.
CF 312 OPEN SCHEDULE
Each week the CF 312 Open will follow a similar format:
CrossFit Headquarters will announce each week’s workout via a live video feed at 7 p.m CT. We will be hosting a face-off event each Thursday between two CF 312 athletes (see more info below). Followed by one heat for all those interested in completing the workout on Thursday night.
The 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. classes will be divided into heats for attempts at the open workouts. Athletes should arrive with enough time before their heat time to warm up. There will be a recommend warm-up posted and coaches on hand to answer any questions. Heats will start promptly at their posted times after a briefing on movement standards and time to set up work area before you begin your workout. Athletes should be prepared to help score for other athletes.
Athletes must pre-register for a heat in Zen Planner to participate in Saturday classes. Athletes who do not register for class will be filtered into heats based on availability. Athletes who chose not to sign up for the Open but want to do the workout must also pre-register for a heat to participate.
NEW THIS YEAR! – Thursday Night Face-offs @ CF 312
This year, we are excited to announce a new and fun way to complete your Open workout and go head-to-head with a fellow 312 athlete! During the five weeks of the CrossFit Open, we will be hosting a head-to-head match-up of two athletes on Thursday evenings immediately following the announcement of the workout by Dave Castro.
SATURDAY STRENGTH CLASS
In order to accommodate the Open schedule, Saturday Strength Class will be cancelled from February 24 through March 24. We will post strength programming on the Sunday blog to complete during open gym.
Saturday Strength Class will resume its normal schedule when the Open concludes.
MAKING UP A WORKOUT
If you are unable to attend on Thursday evening or Saturday, athletes (who are registered for the Open) will be allowed to complete the workout on their own during open gym on Thursdays and Sundays or during normal class time on Friday (any class) or Monday (any class, however, you must finish the workout before 6 p.m. because of space restrictions.)
If you want to make up a workout on Friday or Monday, athletes must sign up for a class in Zen Planner, warm up with the class before attempting workout. They must also secure a judge to score them. If you plan to do this, please notify the coach on duty at the beginning of class.
Athletes who do not have a judge and do not make it to regular class times will not be allowed to complete workout.
GUESTS AND DROP-INS
Alumni and athletes from other CrossFit gyms are more than welcome to complete open workouts at CF 312. This will be a community event and no drop in fee will be charged. We also encourage you to bring friends and family to cheer you on!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on dropping in for an open workout to register a drop-in participant for a heat.
The 2018 CrossFit Open will conclude with a CF 312 Party at West End Bar on Saturday, March 24 starting at 2 p.m. This party is open to friends and family of athletes.
Feel free to reach out with any additional questions. Looking forward to a great open!