PSA: Chris Allman might have moved to Waco, but his voice still reigns at Renew. Specifically in this blog post. This is technically from last year, but we thought it captured the rhyme and reason for The Open. We will let him explain things. Take it away, Chris. *dates and information have been edited and are current* _______________________________________________________________ The CrossFit Games Open officially kicks off the 2017 Games season that includes the Open (Feb. 25 through March 28), Regionals (May 19-June 4), and the CrossFit Games (August 1-6). For any CrossFit enthusiast, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
I don't wanna read this. I just wanna register.If you aren't familiar with how the Open works there is an televised announcement every Thursday night for five weeks. Two of the top CrossFitters go head-to-head each week in front of a live crowd and thousands of people like us watching online. From there, each gym devotes a night where all of their athletes that have registered for the Open can come together and perform the WOD. Each WOD is done under the watch of a judge and their score is submitted online. Then, athletes can see how their scores stack up against their fellow Open Competitors around the world. For a very very VERY small population of CrossFitters, the Open is the first step in their efforts to become the Fittest Man on Earth or Fittest Woman On Earth. For the rest of us, there are different goals in mind: building community in the box, competing against ourselves and against the WOD, and competing against others in the box.
Building community in the boxI love the Open because for five straight weeks members from all classes come together to be, hang, sweat, jam, and get better - together. And I can't help but feel like a proud dad wearing socks with sandals watching all of his kids play in one place.
This year, we will be getting together every Friday night to party and WOD together. We will run heats at 5:00p, 5:30p, 6:00p and 6:30p. Want in? All you have to do is register and show up.