The CrossFit Open is less than a month away! Beginning Thursday, February 23rd, you can tune into the live Open announcement show streamed to Games.CrossFit.com to hear the announcement of the first 2017 Open workout.
Register now and select CrossFit Beyond as your affiliate gym. You can then enter your scores each week and see how you compare to other CrossFitters all over the world!
Here is everything you need to know about the 2017 Open, according to CrossFit.com:
STAGE 1: THE OPEN
FIVE WEEKS | FEB. 23 - MARCH 27
17.1: Feb. 23 - 27
17.2: March 2 - 6
17.3: March 9 - 13
17.4: March 16 - 20
17.5: March 23 - 27
Registration for the Open begins Jan. 12, 2017.
The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.
Anyone aged 14 or older can compete in the Open. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge, or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.
Since 2015, the Open has offered a scaled option in addition to the prescribed workout. This option makes the all-inclusive event even more accessible to the masses.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: The Regionals and The Online Qualifier.
The Open has evolved each year to include heavier weights, higher-skill movements and new challenges. With the option of a scaled version for each workout, Castro has been upping the ante in the Rx’d division.
In 2015, Castro announced that Open Workout 15.3 would start with seven muscle-ups. A coveted skill in CrossFit, the workout pushed athletes to challenge themselves and many recorded their first muscle-up that year.
In 2016, athletes were tasked with a never-before-seen movement in the Open: the bar muscle-up. Additionally, the last two years have challenged the community with max lifts, time-priority workouts and tougher standards.
OPEN WORKOUT ANNOUNCEMENT VENUES
For the last four years, CrossFit has traveled the globe during the worldwide Open to announce each workout at a new location every week. Immediately following the announcement, two athletes take on the workout and set the bar.
In 2016, Open Workout 16.2 was announced from a small garage gym where perennial Games competitor Dan Bailey went head to head with Europe’s Björgvin Karl Guðmundsson.
Workout 16.4 was announced from Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, where we saw eventual two-time Games champ Katrin Davidsdottir battle against fellow countrywoman Sara Sigmundsdottir.
The options are endless in 2017. Stay tuned to games.crossfit.com for the release of this year’s Open announcement venues.