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The CrossFit Open is a few weeks away!
Each week, CrossFit HQ releases a workout on Thursday evening at 8pm EST.  All athletes participating in the Open have until Monday at 8pm EST to post their scores to the CF Games website, which must be validated by the affiliate owner/manager (Coach E!).  There are two divisions: “open” and “scaled,” to account for the tremendous range in athlete ability.  The Open begins on February 23th and will wrap up on March 27th.  The top scorers from predetermined regions (e.g. Northeast) will move on to regionals, with the winners there advancing to the CrossFit Games.

As we have for the past several years, CRCF will host the CF Open on Saturdays.  We run these Saturdays in tournament format, with heats throughout the morning from 8:30am through 11 or 12 (depending on workout length).  It is great fun, challenging and is an amazing community event for 5 weekends.  We will finish out Open season with a post-WOD party on March 25th!

CRCF Open Team Challenge!
If you don’t want to pay the $20 to officially register on games.crossfit.com, just tell us you’re “unofficially” in for the Saturday workouts. We also ask that these unofficial registrants make a $20 donation to the New England Parkinson’s Ride instead. Everyone will be doing the Games workout on Saturdays, so you might as well be “in” and part of the team competition! This is one of those rare opportunities to work out with people from other classes and to really push yourself once a week for 5 weeks to see how your training has progressed this year.  Challenge yourself and help challenge others in the community by participating to the best of your ability!

Everyone participating in the Open will be assigned to a team. There will be 4 teams with team captains chosen by the head coaches. As a team, you will all have “finish placings” for each workout, this will be your “points” for the workout that week.  This is 100% within the walls of CRCF, we are NOT ranking ourselves overall.
Each team will compile points over 5 weeks and the team with the LOWEST total score (i.e. the best finish placings) will win the bragging rights.
After the final WOD in week 5, we will have a wrap up party to celebrate our efforts and to award the winning team.
What is our goal?  We would love to get close to 100% participation as hard as we know that is but we truly believe this will be an awesome, inclusive experience for everyone particularly with the inception of the scaled division.  We are really excited to get to share this each and every year with our CRCF family of athletes and hope you all can find the time, even if you are away for a workout or two, to come down and be part of the community and sweat with your friends!

We need anyone who plans to participate in the Open to register with games.crossfit.com as soon as possible OR sign up on the clipboard at the front desk!


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