The 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games Season is already underway and full of new beginnings for athletes and fans around the world.
The CrossFit Games are the pinnacle of the season. This August, the global fitness community turns its eyes to Madison, Wisconsin, as the world’s finest athletes showcase the heart and determination required to be named Fittest on Earth.
There are three ways to qualify for the CrossFit Games: become a National Champion in the Open, be among the top 20 men or women worldwide in the Open or win an Sactionals event.
To be eligible to crown a national champion, a country must have at least one affiliate in good standing as of the close of Open Workout 19.1 on Monday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. PT.
An athlete’s country placement is based on their country of citizenship. Dual citizens must pick which country they will represent when registering. National champions must complete all five Open workouts as Rx’d in order to advance to the Games.
Citizens of banned countries will not be eligible to register or compete (Sudan, North Korea, Cuba, Crimea region of Ukraine).
National champions do not have to be affiliated in order to advance to the Games. In the event that a national champion declines, CrossFit will not backfill the spot.
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.
There have been a lot of changes announced for the 2019 CrossFit Games. As of right now, we know a fair amount of what to expect for the 2019 CrossFit Games season, but there’s also key information missing such as the final rulebook release and a final officialschedule.
And while the official schedule hasn’t been released with exact dates for every event yet, a good amount of information has. This article will piece together what we know as of right now to provide an idea of what to expect for the 2019 CrossFit Games season schedule for both athletes, fans, and spectators.
#19point1 will be released live from France, Brazil and the U.K. You can stay on top of all the action or tune in right here on the front page of Games.CrossFit.com. Learn more about the Open and register.
Already signed up? Personalize your experience using the new hashtag wizard and custom leaderboard features.
The deadline to register for 19.1 is 5 p.m. PT on Feb. 25.
Welcome to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games season.
CREATE YOUR OWN CUSTOM LEADERBOARD
The CrossFit Games Open is a massive competition with hundreds of thousands of athletes from across the globe, and yet the leaderboard rankings we often care about most are between ourselves and our closest friends. That’s where the custom leaderboard comes in. It lets you build a leaderboard with any man, woman and teenager from the Open—in any combination. With the custom leaderboard, you can easily keep track of where you stand relative to your friends.
Build your custom leaderboard by typing in each of your friends’ names, and adding them individually to your leaderboard.
Or—if most of your friends come from your affiliate—save time by looking up your affiliate’s name and adding the affiliate’s roster. You can choose to add the entire affiliate, or limit it to, say, women between the ages of 28 and 32.
You can find strangers who are similar to you by using hashtags. Find other people who are in the same profession (#firefighter) or who are in a similar phase of life (#mom). You can self-identify with hashtags using the Hashtag Wizard or enter your own on your Competition Dashboard.
When you’re done building, click “Save and View.” You can come back and edit at anytime.
Your custom leaderboard will rank all of the athletes relative to each other based on their scores on the Open workouts.
Please note that we will find the intersection of the hashtags, affiliates, gender, and age that you enter. This means that if you enter #mom #firefighter, we will find the firefighter moms. If you also added ages 28 – 32, then we will find firefighter moms between 28 – 32. If you also added affiliates, we will find all of the firefighter moms at those affiliates.
By adding a person by name (ex. Richard Froning Jr.), you will always have that person included on your custom leaderboard. We start each custom leaderboard with you included by default.
Share your custom leaderboard with your friends so they can follow along.
To start building, sign up for the Open.