2019 CrossFit Open
Similar to previous years, the 2019 CrossFit Open will begin around the same time as 2018’s Open (late February-March), and this year the first workout is being released on Thursday, February 21st, at 5 p.m. (PST). Athletes will then have until the following Wednesday, February 27th, at 5 p.m. (PST) to have their score validated.
Online registration for the 2019 CrossFit Open begins on January 10th.
Check out all the 2019 CrossFit Open workout announcement dates and score validation cutoffs below!
|Workout Announcement||Workout Submission Cutoff|
|Week 1: February 21st at 5 p.m. PST||Week 1: February 25th at 5 p.m. PST|
|Week 2: February 28th at 5 p.m. PST||Week 2: March 4, at 5:00 p.m. PST|
|Week 3: March 7th at 5 p.m. PST||Week 3: March 11, at 5:00 p.m. PST|
|Week 4: March 14th at 5 p.m. PST||Week 4: March 18, at 5:00 p.m. PST|
|Week 5: March 21st at 5 p.m. PST||Week 5: March 25, at 5:00 p.m. PST|
2019 CrossFit Games Sanctioned Event Schedule
For the 2019 CrossFit Games season, there will be 15 events taking place that are being called Sanctionals. These are sanctioned CrossFit competitions that are taking place in multiple countries across the globe. In the 2019 CrossFit Games Rulebook, CrossFit, Inc. states that the Santional events are not connected to the CrossFit Games, although, the male, female, and teams that win the elite division will receive an invite to the Games.
In the Rulebook CrossFit, Inc. writes, “Sanctionals are not part of the CrossFit Games season, but winners from the Sanctionals (from the elite or Rx’d division equivalents) will earn an invitation to compete at the Games. Each Sanctionals competition will send one man, one woman and one team* to the Games.”
It’s also worth noting that athletes who receive a CrossFit Games invitation from a Sanctional event win do not necessarily need to compete in the Open to make it to the Games. Additionally, athletes that place high enough in the Open to receive a bid to the Games, and athletes who are deemed National Champion for their country, will receive no additional benefit (in respects to the Games seeding directly) with a win at a Sanctional event.
In the Rulebook CrossFit, Inc. writes,“Should the winner of a Sanctionals competition qualify for or receive an invitation to the Games by another means, the second-place athlete/ team from that Sanctionals competition will receive the invitation to compete at the Games. This backfill process will continue if the second-place athlete/team has already qualified, received an invitation, and so on.”
2019 CrossFit Games — Sanctioned Events
Below, we’ve provided a schedule of the sanctioned events that have will be taking place over the course of the 2019 CrossFit Games season.
1. Dubai Championships — December 20182. Wodapalooza – January 20193. Australian CrossFit Championship — January 20194. CrossFit Fittest In Capetown — February 20195. CrossFit Strength In Depth — February 20196. CrossFit French Throwdown — April 20197. Asian CrossFit Championship — April 20198. Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge — April 20199. The CrossFit Italian Showdown — April 201910. Brazil CrossFit Championship — May 201911. The CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown — May 201912. Downunder CrossFit Championship — May 201913. Reykjavik CrossFit Championship — May 201914. CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown — May 201915. Granite Games — June 2019