BREAKING NEWS: CrossFit announces dates of 2019 CrossFit Open

According to the CrossFit Games website, the dates of the 2019 CrossFit Open will be from Thursday, February 21st through Monday, March 25th.

The Open, which started in 2011, was an opportunity for any athlete of any skill to compete for a chance to participate in the CrossFit Games by qualifying for Regional events. However, this process is changing for 2019.

According to the limited information available from CrossFit regarding the 2019 season, the top 20 overall males, top 20 overall females, and top male and female from each country will be given an opportunity to compete in the 2019 CrossFit Games. This is after a recent restructure which did away with regional events in favor of formalized qualifier events with partners of the CrossFit organization.

Historically, the Open is a five-week event with workouts being released each week and submissions being certified via CrossFit affiliate gyms or recorded videos for home athletes or athletes without access to a CrossFit affiliate.

According to Morning Chalk Up, CrossFit headquarters has confirmed the week-by-week schedule, and it will follow a similar format past years:

  • Week 1 – Thursday, Feb. 21st – Monday, Feb. 25th
  • Week 2 – Thursday, Feb. 28th – Monday, Mar. 4th
  • Week 3 – Thursday, Mar. 7th – Monday, Mar. 11th
  • Week 4 – Thursday, Mar. 14h – Monday, Mar. 18th
  • Week 5 – Thursday, Mar. 21st – Monday, Mar. 25th

Athletes will have four days to complete the workout(s), and submit their score.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of athletes participate in the CrossFit Open, providing rankings for all athletes who finish the workouts and awarding a number of additional awards, such as fittest individuals by region, country, age, sex, and profession.

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