The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open is just around the corner, so we wanted to take a moment to share all the information you will need for participating.
This blog post is lengthy (sorry!) but it contains a lot of important information, so please take the time to review. And, as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions.
ABOUT THE 2016 REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN
The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Open begins Thursday, Feb. 25. Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks and post their scores online. More than 272,000 athletes from around the globe competed in 2015, ranging in age from 14 to 86 years old.
There’s still time to register for the 2016 CrossFit Open. You must register before you submit your first score before February 29.
Register now and 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 stream the announcement every Thursday evening at the gym.
NEW THIS YEAR! We will host a Friday Night Lights Strategy Session and Workout at 7:30 p.m. each week. The strategy session will be run by CF 312 coaches and will give you the opportunity to discuss strategy, take a dry run at some reps, ask questions and plan your pacing for each workout.
We will also hold a heat at 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening for those who want to give the workout a go on Friday night. So stick around after the strategy session to cheer your friends on!
Note: You only need to sign up for the Friday Night Lights heat in Zen Planner if you plan to attempt the workout. No need to sign up if you plan to attend only for the strategy session or to watch the heat.
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 in their heat.
Athletes must pre-register for a heat in Zen Planner to participate in Friday Night Lights and 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.
YOGA AND SATURDAY STRENGTH CLASS
In order to accommodate the Open schedule, Yoga will temporarily move to Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Strength Class will be cancelled from February 27 through March 26.
Yoga and Saturday Strength Class will resume their normal schedule in April when the Open concludes.
MAKING UP A WORKOUT
If you are unable to attend on Friday or Saturday, athletes (who are registered for the Open) will be allowed to complete the workout on their own during normal class time outside of the Friday and Saturday time slots. These athletes must warm up with the regularly scheduled 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.
CF 312 OPEN AWARDS
The Spirit of the Open Award
Each week one athlete will be recognized by the CF 312 team with the Spirit of the CrossFit Open Award. This award will be given to a member who embodies the passion, drive, community, and spirit of CrossFit 312.
Each week the top scoring Male and Female athletes in each division (Scaled, RX and Masters) will be recognized for their accomplishment.
The 2016 CrossFit Open will conclude with a CF 312 Party at West End Bar on Saturday, March 26 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!