Registration for the 2018 CrossFit Open Is Live

We’re already two weeks into 2018, which means we’re a little over a month out from the 2018 CrossFit Open. Every year, the Open acts as the proving grounds for new athletes pushing for Regionals and the weathered athletes striving for another successful CrossFit season.

Yesterday, CrossFit HQ announced that registration for the 2018 CrossFit Open is now officially live, and if you’re interested in signing up, then check out this link.

Will we be seeing more hints for this year’s Open? Possibly. Dave Castro recently posted a photo on his Instagram page with a description that reads, “Spent the last few weeks putting final touches on and testing this years Open tests.” 

Castro is notorious for surprising athletes when they least expect it, so with the workouts finished, we’re optimistic he’ll give us a few more inklings into what to expect before the Open formally kicks off.

[When are Regionals and the Games? Check the full 2018 CrossFit Season schedule!]

Are You New to the Open?

The Open is an online based competition that athletes from across the globe compete in with hopes of making it Regionals, have fun, or to see how they stack up against some of the best in the world. And if you don’t attend a CrossFit affiliated gym, then that’s okay because the competition allows video submission to validate workout scores when a registered coach isn’t present (be sure to read CrossFit’s rules on this).

This year’s Open will span five weeks similar to other CrossFit seasons, and begins on February 22nd. The full five week workout schedule can be seen below.

  • 18.1- Feb. 22-26
  • 18.2- March 1-5
  • 18.3- March 8-12
  • 18.4- March 15-19
  • 18.5- March 22-26

Every week, workouts are released on Thursday evenings at 5 P.M. PST, and athletes then have the ability to submit workout scores until the following Monday at 5 P.M. PST.

Workout announcements typically come in the form of ceremonious events where Castro announces the workout live, then top athletes take each other on head-to-head in a live broadcast streamed across the globe.

Feature image from @thedavecastro Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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