2020 CrossFit Games Open!
For the second time this year, The CrossFit Games season kicks off with the start of the CrossFit Open. This is the first time with the new format, and this year’s Open will determine who will go to the 2020 Games (this is why it’s called the 2020 Open even though it takes place in 2019).
For those of you who haven’t participated before, The Open is an online competition hosted by CrossFit HQ. A new workout is released online each week for 5 weeks. This can be performed anywhere as long as a judge is preset to count all reps and validate the athlete’s score. These workouts will be released Thursday evening and all scores must be submitted by the following Monday evening in order to count. You will be able to see where you rank in the gym, in your state, age group, and in the world!
This is a great way to test your fitness, gauge your performances on standardized workouts, and step outside your comfort zone in a supportive environment.
CrossFit Silver Spring will host the Open workouts every Saturday morning, from 9:00am-11:00am, starting Saturday, October 12th*. Everyone is encouraged to participate! We have a great crowd every time and our hope is that even more people will come out to compete and cheer on their fellow athletes. The atmosphere is electric and very encouraging, and is best experienced firsthand.
CrossFit HQ makes the Open inclusive for all athletes, not just those with higher competitive aspirations, by offering both scaled and masters divisions in addition to Rx. All Rx’ed scores are ranked above scaled scores but everyone is able to compete against the CrossFit community as a whole. Even if you’re going to miss a weekend here or there due to other commitments, you can still participate; registering with CrossFit.com is optional as well. What that means for you, both competitive and recreational athlete alike, is: there is no reason not to sign up!
Here’s the link: CrossFit Games Open Registration
Make sure you enter Crossfit Silver Spring as your affiliate. It’s going to be a great time, don’t miss out!
* P.s. no worries if you have a Saturday conflict; we’ll do our best to accommodate a Friday or Monday makeup during a scheduled class time