The CrossFit Games stand alone as the ultimate test of fitness. No test, regardless of its lofty claims, can grant legitimate title to the best without first providing access to all.
The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games season begins with the online Open. Anyone can sign up to compete in five workouts over five weeks, and post their scores online. Last year, the Open reached 209,000 athletes from around the world.
You can either perform the Open workout at a participating CrossFit affiliate, where you will be judged in person, or you can film your full performance and upload it to YouTube or another video-sharing site. The video will be displayed alongside your score, so that other CrossFit athletes can be your judge.
You are free to make as many attempts at the Open workout as you please. Your only limit is time. You have four days—96 hours—to complete the week’s workout and submit your best score to the Games site. The week’s workout is released each Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and scores are due the following Monday at 5 p.m. PT.
The 2015 Open begins on Thursday, February 26. That evening, tune into the live Open Announcement show streamed to Games.CrossFit.com. The Director of the Games Dave Castro will release Open workout 15.1 and moments later top Games athletes will go head-to-head. Athletes will submit their scores throughout the weekend. The hard deadline for score submissions is 5 p.m. PT on Monday March 2. Don’t be late!
15.1: February 26 -March 2
15.2: March 5-9
15.3: March 12-16
15.4: March 19-23
15.5: March 26-30
A scaled version of the Open workout will be released each week of the Open. With reduced loading or less challenging movements, the scaled workouts will be designed to make the Open even more accessible.
You can see all Open workouts here.
To advance to the next stage of the CrossFit Games season—Regionals—athletes must finish the Open near the top of their Region’s Leaderboard.
Only 20 men, 20 women, and 15 teams from U.S. and Canadian Regions will advance to their Regionals. These numbers grown to 30, 30, 20 for Europe and Australia, and shrink to 10, 10, 10 for Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
At Regionals, top athletes from two to three Regions will compete side-by-side.