The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. This year, defending champs Rich Froning Jr. from Cookeville, Tenn., and Annie Thorisdottir from Kopavogur, Iceland will seek the first-ever repeat titles at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on July 13-15. They will have incredible competition, as this will be the biggest and best year by far.
The 2012 season starts on February 22 with the five-week, five-workout CrossFit Games Open. Everyone in the world is invited to participate to see how they stack up. Tens of thousands of athletes from every continent will visit affiliates and submit videos in the quest to prove their fitness.
The top 60 men and women from each region will be invited to compete at the Regionals from April 27 to May 27. There are also divisions for Masters and Teams. Then, only the very best from each region qualify for the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games.
Fitness means being ready for the unknown and unknowable, so all the workouts change every year. These changes remain a surprise and are not announced until just before each event starts. Train as hard as you can, get as fit as possible, and be ready for anything!We're proud to announce the 2012 version of the Games site will launch soon. It's been redesigned to handle the new scope of the competition, with better organization of all our coverage, plus dramatically improved competition information and support.
Welcome to the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games!
The Open (February 22 - March 25)
The Open is a worldwide competition consisting of five workouts over five weeks. Last year, more than 26,000 athletes competed, and this year will likely be a multiple of that!
Each week, the workout will be announced on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT (starting February 22). Everyone will have until the following Sunday at 5 p.m. PT to complete that week's workout and submit their score. You can do the workout at your local affiliate or film your attempt from any gym, a garage, or park.
Once you submit your workouts to the Games site, you'll be able to find your rank, both worldwide and in your region. You get one point for each place (i.e. five points for 5th place) for each workout. Your overall score is the sum of all the workout scores, and lowest total points wins. You can compete both as an Individual and on a Team. Individuals are divided between men and women, and Masters are divided by gender and age.
The individual athletes and teams that perform the best across the five Open workouts, in each of the 17 regions, will be invited to compete at the second stage of the Games, the Regionals. The top 20 Masters in each age and gender category will earn an automatic spot at the Games in July.
The Regionals (April 27 - May 27)
The Regionals are live, three-day competitions that determine the athletes who will compete in the CrossFit Games in July. Athletes first qualify to compete in the Regionals by being one of the top 60 male or female athletes in their region, or members of one of the top 30 teams at the conclusion of the Open.
Competition is fierce, making the Regionals great spectator events. Not only is the total purse for Regionals more than $250,000, no more than three men, women and teams qualify for the Games from each region.
Complete details about the dates and locations of each of the 17 Regionals will be released soon on the new Games website.
The Games (July 13-15)
The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from July 13-15. This is the world championship of our sport, and only the fittest athletes on Earth qualify even to start.
The demands of the competition are extraordinary. Not only are the events different each year, they are not announced until right before the competition. The athletes never know what is required.
Coverage of the 2012 Games Season
Want to follow the action? Stay tuned here on the CrossFit Games website for constant coverage of the entire season. We will have regular articles and videos on the competitions, the athletes, and developments within the sport. At least once a week, we'll have our Update Show with news and commentary. The Games, of course, will be streamed live, and another set of 30 minute shows will be produced for ESPN2.
We're glad you're here. 2012 is going to be epic!