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January 5, 2016

The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games Season Schedule—What you need to know

Written by Damect Dominguez

CrossFit has just released the 2016 CrossFit Games season schedule—here’s what you need to know. To kick it all off, on February 25th, the CrossFit Games season begins with the Open. Oh yes, time to whip yourself into shape my friends. Alongside the Open, we also have the dates for the Regionals, Games and additional information pertaining to the 2016 CrossFit Games season.

January 14th—Registration begins for the 2016 Open.

Over the course of five weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in five separate workouts. These workouts take place from late February through March. Athletes from 14 years-old and upwards can participate, and there are different divisions (Individual Male, Individual Woman, Team, Teen and Masters) from which to choose from. In addition, each workout will come in two options: Rx’d (as prescribed) and Scaled. Workouts are released each week on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days or 96 hours to complete the workout and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT that Monday.

2016 Open Dates

Feb. 25 – March 28, 2016
16.1: Feb. 25 – 29
16.2: March 3 – 7
16.3: March 10 – 14
16.4: March 17 – 21
16.5: March 24 – 28

The fittest athletes from each region in the world will be invited to compete at the next stage of the competition. For masters athletes (those aged 40 and above), that stage is the Masters Qualifier.

April 21-25—Masters Qualifier

The top 200 finishers in each Masters age division from the Open are automatically invited to compete in the online Masters Qualifier, consisting of a four-day competition over the course of one extended weekend. The top 20 finishers from each Masters division in the online qualifier qualify to compete at the CrossFit Games in Carson, California.

May 13-19—The Regionals

The top finishers from each region in the Open qualify to compete at the Regionals in May.

-Twenty men, 20 women and 15 teams will advance from regions in the U.S. and Canada.
-Thirty men, 30 women and 20 teams will advance from Europe and Australia.
-Ten men, 10 women and 10 teams will advance from Latin America, Asia and Africa.

As was the case last year, the 17 CrossFit Regions around the world are combined to form eight regional competitions:

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The 2016 Regionals will be held over three weekends in May. Each regional will take place over three days, with events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Weekend 1: May 13 – 15

California Regional | NorCal and SoCal
South Regional | LatAm, South Central, South West
Pacific Regional | Australia and Asia

Weekend 2: May 20 – 22

West Regional | North West and Canada West
Atlantic Regional | Mid Atlantic and South East

Weekend 3: May 27 – 29

Central Regional | Central East and North Central
Meridian Regional | Europe and Africa
East Regional | North East and Canada East

The top 5 men, top 5 women and top 5 teams from each Regional qualify to compete at the CrossFit Games.

July 19-24—The CrossFit Games

The Teen and Masters competitions run from July 19-21, Tuesday through Thursday. The Individuals and Teams square off from July 20-24, Wednesday through Sunday.

Ticket Release Dates

Regional Tickets: Monday, March 28
Games Tickets: Thursday, April 28

Volunteer Registration

Regionals: Tuesday, February 23
Games: Friday, April 29

Photo credit: ©2015 CrossFit Inc. Used with permission from CrossFit Inc

About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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