The 2024 Open is upon us!!! For those new to this, the OPEN is the REAL RTC CHRISTMAS!! There is a lot coming to you over the next month as we gear up for the 2024 season so read below for the need to knows right now!
ALL THINGS CROSSFIT OPEN 2024
WHY THE OPEN: Our goals at RTC revolve around guiding you, educating you, and inspiring you. Part of the way we choose to inspire you is to bring our community together and show you what the power of a group can do. Friendly competition is a great way to accomplish this! We’ve seen this time and time again in the past, and each year as the CrossFit Open rolls around, we get excited to watch it all come to fruition for another year.
WHAT IS THE OPEN: Each year, CrossFit HQ hosts The CrossFit Open. This is a worldwide competition meant to find the Fittest On Earth. But for the majority of us Average Joes, it’s an opportunity to come together as a community, complete a few weeks worth of workouts, and celebrate all the things each of us will accomplish. This year, the CrossFit Open starts on February 29th, and once again this year, we are VERY excited for the RTC FITNESS Intramural Open!
The first step of the Intramural Open is signing up so we can draft you to one of our teams. Each team will be led by team captains (your coaches!!!). We will then divide each of you amongst the teams, and from here, the 2024 RTC Intramural Open will begin!
***NOTE: Teams will be announced on Feb 22nd! This year we have some really great adjustments to team points and structure coming out so that things are more fair. PLUS each team will have team ambassadors that are also eligible for points even if they don’t want to participate in the workouts. Our goal this year is to have ALL gym members involved in the open in some way!
Deciding to formally register for the CrossFit Open is entirely up to you, but we highly encourage you to do so and to log your scores each week with CrossFit HQ. For those of you in the past who have participated with us, this meant registering online with CrossFit HQ and signing up for an Intramural team inside RTC. You can register with CF HQ if you want, and you absolutely should if comparing yourself to the millions of people worldwide is important or interesting to you! If not, save your $20, but absolutely join our in-house fun! Basically, either way we will friendly fitness bully you into being added to a team for some super fun friendly in-house competition.
SCORING SYSTEM / POINT SYSTEM:
Let’s add some friendly competition to our community, and add some points into the mix to race towards! Some things that points will count for:
* points for showing up on Friday Night Lights, Sunday Showdown, + NEW opportunity = THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF with our CF Kids (more details coming on this)
* points for ordering an official RTC 2024 Open Shirt (order form coming next week)
* top 5 males and top 5 females on each team will earn points for their team for each division
* points for hitting a new PR
* points for trying something new
* points for participating in our Spirit Days, which will lead to the Spirit of the Open
* plus many more opportunities!
When the Open is all said and done, we’ll tally up the points and announce our winner! The winning team will win the RTC Open Championship Cup, and team bragging points for the next year!
Along with bragging rights and becoming immortalized, we’ve got some prizes from local businesses and other companies of products we love! A lot of fun ready to share around!
Starting on the week of February 29th, every Thursday, CrossFit HQ will release the workout for the week. We will put together a suggested warm-up and strategy of attack, and record that for you so you have some information heading into Friday Night Lights of that week! A link will be released with a heat sign-up sheet, and your Team Captains will help you get that sorted and make sure you’re signed up for a time slot!
When Friday rolls around, come on in and join your friends to complete your workout! Be inspired by the power of community and the atmosphere that the Open creates, and challenge yourself to achieve new things!
RX & SCALED DIVISIONS:
The Open offers you “RX” or “Scaled” and Masters versions of each workout. You can choose to do the workout as it’s written and given to us by HQ, or, approach your Friday like it’s any other day you’re at the gym. Follow our instructions and whiteboard brief on what the intention is supposed to be for the workout, and pick loads/movements that work for you. Run your workout exactly like you would on any other given day. Because again, this is about us coming together. We only care that you are doing the best for YOU. And not everyone fits into the mould that CF HQ pours for the world. We just want to see you challenge yourself, work hard, and most importantly, enjoy yourself.
THE FOCUS OF 2024:
Get fitter, collect high-fives, and as a result you’ll be happier, enjoying yourself more, and meeting new friends along the way.
Cheers to the 2024 Open at RTC!
You in? Sign up here —> https://forms.gle/1UsCo73z3kfNaiEo6
Let’s get started!