Posts Tagged ‘2012 CrossFit Games Location’

I’m a huge CrossFit Nerd and my friends know that. However, to be honest, many of the “CrossFit Games” videos that are put together don’t do it for me. They’re comprised of clips that I’ve seen a million times, with the story I watch as it unfolded… it’s just not exciting enough for me.

This video below is AWESOME though. In under 3 minutes, everyone can see just how FAST the CrossFit Games event has grown over the last 5 years. This stuff is so cool. Last year, 26,000 people signed up to compete. I can’t even imagine what this year is going to bring!

The 2012 CrossFit Games Beta website has been released, and the official sign-ups go live on February 1st! THAT’S ONLY 9 DAYS AWAY!!

Are you curious about the dates for this year’s competition? Here’s the excerpt directly from the website!

“The 2012 CrossFit Games season is almost here! Registration for the Open begins on February 1. We will announce the first Open workout on February 22. After five Open workouts, one each week, the top 60 men, 60 women, and 30 teams in each region will qualify to compete at one of 17 Regional competitions.

This year, Regionals will take place over the course of five weekends from April 27 to May 27. The venues have not been announced yet. Many venues are different from last year, so don’t book your travel yet. Regional locations will be announced in early February.

The Regional competitions will follow a similar format to 2011. Over the course of three days, the Region’s best men, women, and teams will compete for a precious few Games qualifying spots. The Regional workouts will be released on Wednesday, April 18.

This year, all athletes who hope to compete at the Games will compete at Regionals, so make sure you get out there and see the stars in action. Volunteer registration for Regionals will open up the Games site in February.

Below are the dates for each Regional:

April 27-29 (South East, South Central, Canada West)

May 3-6 (Mid Atlantic, South West, Africa, Asia)

May 11-13 (Central East, SoCal, Canada East, Latin America)

May 18-20 (North Central, NorCal, Australia)

May 25-27 (North East, North West, Europe)”

Yep, nerves are starting to build already. Only one month to go.

As someone who celebrates Christmas, it feels like Christmas morning! If you don’t celebrate (or like) Christmas, pretend that it’s the morning of something that you really do like and look forward to… because that day is right now!

CrossFit has released the schedule for the 2012 CrossFit Games!! And not just the dates of the big show (the CrossFit “World” Games), but every step along the way.

We’re only 143 days away from the Open! GET READY!!!

Snapshot for you guys:
The Open – February 22 to March 25 (5 weeks)
Regionals – April 27 to May 27 (3 day weekend based on your Region)
The Games – July 13-15 (Home Depot Center in Cali)

The full article is pasted below for your viewing pleasure, but feel free to click on the title to be taken to the “Official Page” 🙂

Get Ready for 2012

By CrossFit on 09.28.11

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth (TM). The Games season is a grueling multi-stage journey that culminates in the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games on July 13-15 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Fitness means being ready for the unknown and unknowable, so the workouts change every year and are not announced until just before the events start. For more information, see the History of the Games.

Stage One: The Open

The Games season will begin with the Open, a worldwide online competition with one workout per week. The Open will run for five weeks, from February 22 to March 25. Anyone can compete in the Open, regardless of fitness level or experience. More than 26,000 athletes from around the world took part in the 2011 season, and 2012 promises to be even larger.

In order to participate in the Open, athletes can do the workouts at their local affiliate or film their attempt from their garage gym. All scores and videos are then submitted to the Open website, which allows athletes to track how they match up with athletes in their region and around the world.

Athletes can choose to compete in three categories: Individual, Team, or Masters.

Individual athletes and teams that perform the best across the five Open workouts will earn a chance to compete at the second stage of the Games, the Regionals. Masters athletes (beginning at 45-years-old and older) will compete to be among the fittest athletes in their respective age division. The top Masters will earn an automatic spot at the Games in July.

Stage Two: Regionals

The top finishers in the Open will earn a spot at their respective Regional competition. The Regionals are organized by CrossFit HQ, and will run athletes through a series of workouts over the course of three consecutive days. Each weekend from April 27 to May 27, we will host multiple Regional competitions all over the world. Similar to 2011, athletes, teams, and spectators will gather at one venue and watch as the competitors hit the workouts shoulder-to-shoulder with the fittest in their region.

More details about dates and locations for the Regionals will be announced at a later time on the Games page.

Stage Three: The Games

The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games will be held at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., for the third consecutive year. Competition takes place July 13-15.

At the center of the arena, the Games competitors will have to prove they are not only fit, but capable of handling the unknown. No one knows what the events will be. Every year the events are different. The best movements to test for fitness are a combination of gymnastics, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, jumping rope, climbing ropes, runs, and a vast amount of pure grunt work, such as getting sandbags over a wall. But athletes never know what is required.

In 2008, there was the hill. In 2009, there was the spike drive. In 2010, athletes had to do ring handstand push-ups and clear a 12-foot wall. In 2011, there was an ocean swim and a handstand walk.

Only one thing is certain — each athlete will be thoroughly tested on their journey to be named the Fittest on Earth (TM).

Fans from around the world will be able to keep up through constant coverage on the CrossFit Games website and live streaming of the events. Details of events, guidelines, and standards will be featured on the Games site when the 2012 website is launched.

Besides that, train hard and prepare for anything in 2012!

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is an evidence-based fitness program. We define fitness as increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Capacity is the ability to do real work, which should be measurable. Life is unpredictable (much more so than sport), so real world fitness must be broad and not specialized. Our workouts are designed to maximize this broad, inclusive fitness.