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CrossFit Games 2012: The Open, The Regionals and The Games

Posted on by Alycia

The Annual CrossFit Games is upon us! Woo hoo!

PART 1:    The CrossFit Games Open:       Feb22nd – April 1

The CrossFit Games Open is a series of 5 workouts, each released to the public weekly, beginning on February 22nd. CrossFitters from around the world will be doing the SAME workout during the SAME week, and submitting their scores online. As more CrossFit athletes submit their scores, those who are participating have an increasingly accurate idea of who are the fittest men and women in the world.

Our gym (and just about every CrossFit gym in the world) is participating in the CrossFit Games Open. We will be doing the weekly workouts each FRIDAY (Feb 24, Mar 9, Mar 16, Mar 23, Mar 30) in all classes. The workout MAY including more technical movements than a regular workout at CrossFit Aspire, so scaling options will be available as always.

EVEN IF YOU ARE SCALING the workouts, you are HIGHLY encouraged to submit your scores online.

WHY? Entering the CrossFit Games Open is similar to entering a 5k race. Most people who run 5k races are casual runners, and about 90% of the runners aren’t expecting to win. They just simply want to do their sport, give themselves a reason to push a little harder during their run, and to see how they stack up against others.

CrossFit is your sport. And the Open is your 5k. Go ahead and sign up. It’s only a few bucks and all you have to do is spend about 30 seconds online each week uploading your scores.

Still aren’t convinced you should submit your scores online? Watch this 1 minute video from another CrossFit affiliate owner and his members.

TODAY:  CREATE A PROFILE. Click here to create your profile.

EVERY FRIDAY AFTER YOU DO THE WOD: Upload your scores (and include scaling info when necessary) to the Leaderboard on the CrossFit Games website.

 

PART 2:      The Regional Competition:      May 25-27 (Memorial Day Weekend)

The top 60 CrossFitters from the Northeast will be chosen to advance onto the Regional Competition at Reebok CrossFit 1 in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a weekend-long competition featuring some of the regions top athletes and teams. It’s an incredible event to witness, and we encourage anyone who is interested in the sport of CrossFit to attend.

*Justin and Alycia will be going to watch! If you plan on going, please comment here or tell Alycia or Justin. We will plan carpools and hotels.

PART 3:      The CrossFit Games:       July 13-15

The CrossFit Games are held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. This 3 day epic event will feature multiple workouts per day, many of them announced just minutes before they begin, performed by the world’s most elite CrossFit athletes. Here you will see famous CrossFit athletes, CrossFit headquarters staff, a ton of vendors with the latest in CrossFit gear, and you will meet a bunch of amazing people.

Here is another 1 minute video for this year’s Games that shows some clips from last year’s competition. Can’t you feel that energy??!!

* Justin and Alycia will be attending. If you plan on going, please comment here or tell Alycia or Justin ASAP.

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11 Responses to CrossFit Games 2012: The Open, The Regionals and The Games

  1. David S says:

    I’m registered! Let’s do this!!!

    Dave

  2. Jamie says:

    I signed up. I have no hopes of going anywhere outside the gym, but I think it will be fun to see how I stack up with others my age (now that I can join the new Lumberton Senior Citizens Club!)

  3. Brianna says:

    I made an account but could not figure out how to register for the open?! Help! Jamie you ROCK!

  4. Scott says:

    Signed up too. I’m with Jamie :)

  5. Jamie says:

    Hey Brianna:
    I think if you made an account you’re signed up for the Open. Did you get a “Welcome to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games!” email right after you made an account? If so, you’re registered. If not, try and log in to the site again and see what happens. Maybe your account didn’t register completely?

  6. Alycia says:

    There was an announcement made on Facebook today that Registratino opens TONIGHT, not today. So you’ll have to go in again tonight and actually register. Starting a profile does NOT register you for the games, FYI.

    Hope the Games site doesn’t crash tonight from an overload of traffic!

  7. Jamie says:

    Ah. Thanks, Alycia!!

  8. Shamus says:

    OK I’m registered. Do we have a team? If not than maybe I can make up some goofy name and put it in that box.

  9. Justin says:

    Their is a team now.

    We took Shamus’ goofy idea, and named it “CrossFit Aspire.”

  10. Jamie says:

    Hee hee. So I threw my $20 to the wind and actually registered to see how I stack up against the other 50-year-olds. Should I say I’m on Team CrossFit Aspire or are you actually going to put together a “real” team? :D

  11. Jamie says:

    Did you folks see the new rules this year? Including the team prizes during the Open:

    The largest team worldwide will be rewarded handsomely. On Sunday, February 26, at 5 p.m. PT, the team with the most registered athletes will win tickets to the Games–as many tickets as registered team members–and have their affiliate fee waived for life.

    The team prizes don’t end there. The team with the most validly registered athletes in their region on Sunday, February 26 at 5 p.m. PT will win tickets to their Regional competition.

    Each week, one athlete will be selected who represents the CrossFit community for the Spirit of the Open competition. Nominations for athletes with extraordinary stories, locations, or obstacles to competing in the Open, may be sent to support@crossfitgames.com with “Spirit of the Games” as the subject line. The athlete may compete in any division of the competition. The week’s Spirit of the Open award winner will receive $2,012!

    Pretty cool.

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