Are you ready to test your fitness?
The air is already buzzing with details of the 2024 CrossFit Open – a time for our community to celebrate our collective fitness. Whether you’re a newcomer or veteran, we’re thrilled to once again spend three weeks tackling surprise workouts, new movement attempts, and plenty of community. We’ve had an incredible fall with new members joining, new programming cycles, and plenty of new PRs, so it’s time once again to test it as a community and make it even more fun with our Intramural.
Wait, I’m new, what is the CrossFit Open?
If you are new to CrossFit, the CrossFit Open is a 3-week challenge consisting of 1 workout each week that allows athletes to see where they stack up in relation to the rest of the world. It’s like a benchmark every single week to see where you are on your fitness journey. Each WOD has its own vibe, just like the workouts we do each week. The workouts will be released every Thursday evening during the three weeks, and you can watch the live announcement of the workout streaming on the CrossFit Games website. We’ll also be broadcasting them at the gym, so it’s a great time to come and casually hang out while the elites of the sport tackle the workouts first.
After the workout is released, any athlete who has officially registered for the CrossFit Open will have until 5 p.m. PT on the following Monday to submit their score to their team captain or to games.crossfit.com if officially registered.
Okay, so a competition, got it. Why tho?
Well, big picture and at its most functional level, the CrossFit Games Open is now one of many qualifying stages for the best of the best to make it to the CrossFit Games.
But just like CrossFit, it’s a great test for everyone’s skills and fitness. This matters because it can reinvigorate your motivation, help identify areas of weakness to further set new goals, and even push you to a new PR!
But I’m new, I’m not ready, right?
The Open workouts are tough, but they are written so that any and every CrossFitter can be successful. Meaning? There’s no excuse not to participate! And with our in-house intramural, you can enjoy a fun, collaborative competition. It’s a fun way to bond with the community and find new training partners. We program the Open Workouts for all Friday classes anyway, so you might as well! Plus who doesn’t want to be a part of a kickass team with a little in-house bragging on the table?
I’m not new, why not skip this year?
How about the chance to really push yourself to that place? You know that place. We all know how easy it is to get comfortable and complacent. The Open is also a great way to “reset” your adherence to standards and work on virtuosity.
We also hear from many of you wanting to do competitions but not feeling ready to sign up yet. Want to talk about perfect circumstances — this is it! You’ll have the support of all your favorite coaches and fellow athletes, with no judgment or worrying about being embarrassed. You will surprise yourself by doing more than you thought possible. Fitness is always better with friends.
Okay, we have your attention. Let’s talk about the Intramural
If you’ve been here in the past, our format has some slight change-ups this year. We will have 4 teams and our assigned captains (2 per team) will choose their teams based on the amount of Fringies who register.
Captains and teams will have a private Facebook group for their team for communication and collaboration on different events and themes throughout the Open. This is one of the most fun parts of the Open! Have we mentioned that people have fallen in love during the Open Intramural Competition at Fringe? True story, they got married.
Our Theme This Year
Following the enchantment of last year’s “Wizard Opus,” we’ve conjured up a new, equally spellbinding theme for this year: “Tales of Majesty and Magic.” Wait, say what…? Let’s put it in simpler terms – this year, we plan to pay homage to all things Disney.
Picture this: a celebration of the timeless tales that have sparked wonder and adventure in our hearts. These are the stories that have shaped our dreams, filled with heroes and villains who taught us about courage, love, and overcoming the odds. This season, we invite you to revive the spirit of those cherished narratives.
And to add a dash of CrossFit charm, we’ve reimagined the names of all the teams, infusing a playful twist that promises to be as entertaining as it is inspiring. Join us, and let’s write our chapter in this legendary saga!
Our confirmed captains:
Magic (Purple): Morgan and Coach Erica
Ruling (Red): Lynsey and Coach Nate
Adventure (Green): Jason and Coach Sam
Heroism (Blue): Gabi and Coach Ava
The 2024 Intramural Schedule
- January 9 Registration opens and this blog post is LIVE! Sign up to enter our Intramural Open draft pool. This is just under 8 weeks from the start of the Open as well
- January 16 – Intramural Facebook Live Q&A in the Facebook Group
- February 21 – Registration deadline to ensure you have a t-shirt/tank
- Open Workout 24.1
- February 29: 23.1 Announcement/Throwdown between Coaches on opposite teams
- March 1: 23.1 Friday Night Lights
- Open Workout 24.2
- March 7: 24.2 Announcement/Throwdown TBD
- March 8: 24.2 Friday Night Lights
- Open Workout 24.3
- March 14: 24.3 Announcement/Throwdown TBD
- March 15: 24.3 Friday Night Lights
Your next steps: Register for the Open Intramural by February 21
You must register by February 21st (to ensure you get a team shirt). The admission price for the Intramural Open is only $40 with CrossFit Fringe, and includes a team t-shirt/tank.
Additionally, as is tradition, the money collected will buy new toys we know you’ll like — because the winning team will help pick what to purchase! In years past we have added Ski Ergs, Bikes, Sandbags, more DBs, and other pieces of equipment. Whatever we can acquire to make your experience better, we will! In 2021, we even took all of the funds we raised and donated them to a Fringe family in need!
Past winners of this prestigious award are:
2024 – Coming Soon!
2023 – Liftindor
2022 – Dawn Patrol
2021 – Squirt, Squirt – Wipe, Wipe
2020 – Team Aqua
2019 – Open Bingo
2018 – RX Pistols
2017 – T-RX Assassins
2016 – The Walking Deadlifts
2015 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers
We are excited about the 10th year of this special in-house competition. Coaches Nate Bacott and Ian Day are your go-to for judging and for all things Intramural. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to them, or get with us on Facebook or email.