The CrossFit® Open 2024; What, When, How, Plus More

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The CrossFit Open 2024 What, When, How, Plus More

Hey there. It's Ben from WODprep, and we're pumped to get prepped for the pre-CrossFit® season. In this article, we're gearing up for the 2024 season, including dishing out all the details you need to have your best CrossFit® Open source yet.

So, many of you might be familiar with our channel through our trusty CrossFit® Open guides, and let me tell you, this year is going to be off the charts. We've got loads of free content coming your way, and it's not just for you, but for everyone who's diving into the CrossFit® Open.

If you're hungry for CrossFit® strategy guides, do yourself a favor and head over to wodprep.com/open

Every year for the CrossFit® Open, the whole of the WODprep team put in some serious hustle, alongside our trusty videographer behind the camera. We burn the midnight oil every single Thursday night when those Open workouts hit the scene. We want to make sure you get the absolute best content.

Make sure you're there, or be square.

I'm telling you, I'm beyond excited. And the best bit is, if you start working towards the CrossFit® Open now, I can guarantee you that you will absolutely crush it.

Now is the time to get to work.

So, before you get started - what info do you need to be fully prepped? Let’s dive in.

How does CrossFit® Open 2024 work? Where is it? And how many weeks?

The CrossFit® Open, is that epic yearly online showdown where you'll tackle three intense workouts, spread out over an insane three weeks.

Athletes from every corner of the globe take on these challenges and throw down their scores online for the world to see. But here's the kicker – this is the first act on the road to the CrossFit® Games.

What are the dates of the 2024 CrossFit® Open?

The CrossFit® Open will begin on Feb 29, 2004 with workout one and finishes March 14 with the announcement of workout 3.

Last year, the CrossFit® Open 2023 got the party started on Thursday, February 16, 2023, and kept the energy going until Monday, March 06, 2023.

So, mark your calendars; the workouts make their grand entrance every Thursday at 12 p.m. (Pacific Time), and you've got until Monday at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) to submit those scores. 

For the official times/dates for the CrossFit® Open 2024,
here's what you can expect:

REGISTRATION
Jan 09, 3:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.1 Announcement
Feb 29, 3:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.1 Scores DUe
Mar 04, 8:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.2 ANNOUNCEMENT
Mar 07, 3:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.2 SCORES DUE
Mar 11, 8:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.3 ANNOUNCEMENT
Mar 14, 3:00 pm (Est)

WORKOUT 24.3 SCORES DUE
Mar 18, 8:00 pm (Est)

How much does it cost to register for CrossFit® Open 2024?

It takes just two minutes and $20 to join the worldwide party. The workout revelations happen every Thursday, and technically, you can procrastinate right up until the moment they drop the workout details – though I wouldn't suggest it.

Whether you prefer the Friday Night Lights of a CrossFit® affiliate or the solitude of your home gym, you have the freedom to complete the workouts in your preferred setting. It's an adaptable and inclusive way to get in on the action.

You'll be able to register for the CrossFit® Open 2024 from CrossFit.com.

Can anyone enter CrossFit® Open 2024? Or do I need to qualify?

The CrossFit® Open is truly an inclusive event, welcoming participants of all skill levels.

Qualifying isn't a requirement here – the CrossFit® Open is open to everyone. If you're at least 14 years old, you're eligible to sign up and take part, regardless of your current fitness level.

It's worth noting that the CrossFit® Open even offers dedicated divisions for teenagers, various age groups, and adaptive athletes, ensuring that everyone can find their place in the competition.

So, there's absolutely no reason not to jump in and be a part of this exciting experience!

What are the age groups for CrossFit® 2024?

According to CrossFit®, Inc, there are 37 total divisions for the Open in 2023 (36 for individuals and one for teams).

Let’s dive in to the list and find you age group today:

  • Individual:
    • Individual men (ages 18-34)
    • Individual women (ages 18-34)
  • Age Groups:
    • 14-15 men, 14-15 women
    • 16-17 men, 16-17 women
    • 35-39 men, 35-39 women
    • 40-44 men, 40-44 women
    • 45-49 men, 45-49 women
    • 50-54 men, 50-54 women
    • 55-59 men, 55-59 women
    • 60-64 men, 60-64 women
    • 65+ men, 65+ women
  • Adaptive:
    • Men, upper extremity; women, upper extremity
    • Men, lower extremity; women, lower extremity
    • Men, multi-extremity; women, multi-extremity
    • Men, vision; women, vision
    • Men, short stature; women, short stature
    • Men, seated with hip function; women, seated with hip function
    • Men, seated without hip function; women, seated without hip function
    • Men, intellectual; women, intellectual
  • Team (two x men, two x females)

How many people signed up for the CrossFit® Open 2023?

The CrossFit® Open often witnesses shifts in its participant count from one year to the next.

In the current year, we observed a significant surge in participation, with roughly 10% more athletes coming on board, pushing the total count up to a whopping 323,014 participants. 

CrossFit® generally strives for gender parity among its athletes, aiming for a 50-50 split between males and females. But, in reality, there tends to be a slight bias toward male participants.

How to prepare for CrossFit® Open 2024?

Getting ready for the CrossFit® Open requires a multifaceted approach to fitness. You need to craft a comprehensive fitness regimen that covers all the bases: strength, endurance, flexibility, and skill development.

Consistency is key, so make sure to incorporate regular training sessions that encompass the range of activities commonly encountered in Open workouts. Dedicate time to hone your skills and address any weaknesses you may have – that's crucial for a strong performance.

But it doesn't stop there. Your nutrition, recovery, and mental game are equally pivotal. Your body needs the right fuel to perform at its best, and recovery ensures you're in top shape for each workout. Plus, mental preparedness can make or break your performance.

Want to read more about how to prepare for the CrossFit® Open? Click here to continue.

What do I need to know about the Crossfit® Open 2024?

Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've got a whole bank of content to help you crush the CrossFit® Open 2024. Simply click the link below.

  1. How to Prepare for The CrossFit® Open: Crafting Your Path to Dominance
  2. Top 5 Skills to Learn for The CrossFit® Open
  3. Our Favorite CrossFit® Workouts You Can Practice
  4. Our Favorite CrossFit® Open Workouts From Over The Years

So, what’s next?

If you're in need of that extra level of support and expert guidance from a seasoned CrossFit® coach, look no further!

Join our WODprep Online Training program today, and you'll unlock access to all our specialized training tracks, along with group coaching within our amazing community.

Signing up is a breeze; it only takes a mere two minutes.

Ready to take your CrossFit® journey to the next level? Just click here to get started.


Disclaimer: WODprep is not affiliated with CrossFit®, Inc nor is it endorsed by CrossFit, Inc or any of its subsidiaries. CrossFit® is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc. We are an independent group of functional fitness athletes trying to help people like us perform better in their WODs and everyday lives.

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