WHAT IS THE CROSSFIT OPEN?
In simple terms, the Open is an all inclusive competition that spans all corners of the globe. It is a true test of fitness spotlighting everything we love about CrossFit: Community, Hard Work, Progress, PB’s and Camaraderie.
The road to the CrossFit Games starts with the worldwide Open, the largest participatory sporting event on Earth. During the three-week competition, one event is released online each Thursday, and athletes have four days to record and submit scores. Anyone from the age 14 years old can sign up and join in the first stage of the CrossFit Games season with special divisions for teenagers, 35+ age groups, and adaptive athletes.
The Open allows hundreds of thousands of individual athletes to quantify their performance and rank themselves with peers. Think of it as everyone in the world belonging to the same CrossFit box for one day per week, and instead of recording your score on the whiteboard you do it on the CrossFit Games website!
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
If you’ve competed in the past, you know how rewarding the experience is. But if you’re new to the sport of CrossFit (or just need a little extra motivation), here are a few reasons why you should sign up for the 2023 CrossFit Open:
WHEN IS IT?
The CrossFit Open lasts for three weeks. The workouts are announced on Thursday evening (USA time) so Friday morning Hanoi time. We will be completing these workouts during Friday Night Lights on the following dates:
HOW WILL IT WORK AT CFTH?
We will be completing the Open Workouts during Friday Night Lights.
Every Friday night for the 3 weeks of the Open. The gym will be set up in a competition-style format and FNL athletes will complete the Open workout for that week in a series of heats, with judges, spectators and all!
In addition to simply running the CrossFit Open workouts, we will have a friendly in-house competition. More details to follow on this in-house competition.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Go to the CrossFit Games Website. Make sure you sign up under CrossFit Tay Ho as your Affiliate. Once you’ve finished registering, be sure to share it on social media or in our members group to show who has signed up and to give a nudge to those hesitating!
DOES IT COST ANYTHING?
CrossFit charges $20 to register for the CrossFit Open via the Games website. There is no additional fee for our In-House Competition. If you sign up before Feb 19th, you will get a $25 voucher for No Bull!
You do not have to sign up on the Games Website if you don't want to, and you can still participate in our In House Competition.
WHAT IF I CAN'T DO SOME OF THE MOVEMENTS/WEIGHTS? SHOULD I STILL REGISTER?
Absolutely! This isn’t about what you can or can't do. It’s not about what other people in the gym can or can’t do. This experience is about YOU. We want you to push outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. Besides, who knows when you might get that first Double Under, HSPU, Pull Up, etc.? Also, CrossFit HQ does a great job of offering scaling options for each workout, so they do not have to be completed “Rx’d.
I CAN'T MAKE IT ON FRIDAY NIGHTS, CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?
Yes! We know that Fridays won’t work for everyone. Our goal is to get as many people in on Friday nights as possible to support and inspire one another. However, if you can’t make Friday night, the scheduled and recommended make-up day/time will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday during Open Gym time. Remember, though, whenever you may choose to complete (or redo) the workout, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure someone will be available to judge you. No judge, no valid score.
I HAVE A RESTRICTED MEMBERSHIP. WILL FNL COUNT TOWARD MY CLASSES?
No, FNL will NOT count toward your 8visits/month!
Remember, sign up before February 17! And even if you choose not to register, feel free to join in the fun and come on out to one or all of the Friday Night Lights events and cheer on your fellow CFTH athletes!
Check out this article from CrossFit HQ with more details on what the open is and why you should join!