The 2017 CrossFit Games Open at CF 312 | CrossFit 312

The 2017 CrossFit Games Open at CF 312

The 2017 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 long, but useful, so keep reading! And, as always, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions.

The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games Open begins Thursday, Feb. 23. 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 2017 CrossFit Open. You must register before you submit your first score before February 27.


Once you register, make sure to join the CrossFit 312 Affiliate AND Team.

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. Athletes are welcome to complete the workout during open gym on Thursdays.

We will hold one evening heat at 6:30 p.m. Coach John will run athletes through a warm up and explain the workout and movement standards. Athletes should be prepared to help score for other athletes. Make sure to sign up in Zen Planner!

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.

In order to accommodate the Open schedule, Saturday Strength Class will be cancelled from February 25 through March 25.

Saturday Strength Class will resume its normal schedule in April when the Open concludes.

If you are unable to attend on 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 or Monday. If you want to make up a workout on Friday or Monday, 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.

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 if you plan on dropping in for an open workout to register a drop-in participant for a heat.

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.

Top Athletes
Each week the top scoring Male and Female athletes in each division (Scaled, RX and Masters) will be recognized for their accomplishment.

The 2017 CrossFit Open will conclude with a CF 312 Party at West End Bar on Saturday, March 25 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!

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