The official competition dates for the 2021 CrossFit Games have been released.
The 2021 CrossFit Games are set to take place between July 27 and August 1 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The 2021 CrossFit Games will take place from Tuesday, July 27, through Sunday, Aug. 1.
— The CrossFit Games (@CrossFitGames) January 22, 2021
The path to the CrossFit Games begins with the CrossFit Open, a three-week online competition beginning on March 11.
The CrossFit Open is the largest participatory sporting event in the world. Following the Open, the top 10% of individual athletes and 25% of teams in each continent will then advance to the second stage of competition, the Quarterfinals.
Qualified athletes will compete in this online competition over the course of the weekend immediately following the Open for a chance to advance to the next stage, the Semifinals.
Athletes who qualify for the Semifinals will be invited to one of 10 in-person events across six continents, ensuring at least one athlete from each continent qualifies for the Games. Semifinals will take place May 24-June 14, 2021.
The season then culminates with the CrossFit Games, set to return to Madison in 2021.
According to the CrossFit Games overview, by the time the Games come around “the field has been whittled down from the hundreds of thousands of athletes in the Open to the top 40 men, 40 women, 240 masters athletes, 80 teenage athletes, and 40 teams from around the world.”
The CrossFit Games are the highest stage in the sport and determine the Fittest on Earth.