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Dates and Locations for the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals Revealed

Seven regions will host athletes before they receive an invitation to the CrossFit Games.

CrossFit Inc. has announced the dates and locations for the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals. Just like last year, 7 Semifinals will take place on continents throughout the world to test athletes for the last time before the best are invited to the 2024 CrossFit Games.

The dates and locations of the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals are now official after CrossFit made an announcement on Tuesday. Similar to last year, athletes will be divided into 7 different Semifinals depending on their place of birth or, for some exceptions, where they live.

The Semifinals will take place during the weekend between May 17th and June 2nd. A total of 40 men, 40 women, and 30 teams will compete in each Semifinal event before moving on to the ultimate fitness test: the CrossFit Games which takes place in Fort Worth, Texas from August 8-11 2024.

2024 CrossFit Semifinals Dates and Locations

Europe Semifinal by French Throwdown

  • Date:                                   May 17-19, 2024
  • Region:                                Europe
  • Venue:                                LDLC Arena
  • Location:                            Décines-Charpieu, France
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Five (5) Individual (minimum), Eight (8) Team 

Asia Semifinal by Far East Throwdown

  • Date:                                   May 17-19, 2024
  • Region:                                Asia                      
  • Venue:                                Bexco – Centum City
  • Location:                            Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Two (2) Individual (minimum), One (1) Team 

Oceania Semifinal by Torian Pro

  • Date:                                   May 24-26, 2024
  • Region:                                Oceania                             
  • Venue:                                Pat Rafter Arena
  • Location:                            Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Three (3) Individual (minimum), Three (3) Team 

North America West Semifinal by West Coast Classic

  • Date:                                   May 24-26, 2024
  • Region:                                North America West                     
  • Venue:                                Dignity Health Center
  • Location:                            Carson, California, United States
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Five (5) Individual (minimum), Seven (7) Team 

North America East Semifinal by Syndicate Crown

  • Date:                                   May 31-June 2, 2024
  • Region:                                North America East
  • Venue:                                Knoxville Civic Coliseum
  • Location:                            Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Five (5) Individual (minimum), Eight (8) Team 

South America Semifinal by Copa Sur

  • Date:                                   May 31-June 2, 2024
  • Region:                                South America                 
  • Venue:                                Arena Carioca 1
  • Location:                            Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    Two (2) Individual (minimum), Two (2) Team 

Africa Semifinal by Renegade Games

  • Date:                                   May 31-June 2, 2024
  • Region:                                Africa                   
  • Venue:                                Emerald Resort and Casino
  • Location:                            Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Field:                                   40 Individuals, 30 Teams
  • CrossFit Games Spots:    One (1) Individual (minimum), One (1) Team 

As you might have noticed, each Semifinal has a “minimum” number of Games-qualifying spots. That is because of CrossFit’s worldwide ranking system.

The implementation of the new global ranking system plays a decisive role in determining the allocation of Games-qualifying slots for each of the Semifinal competitions. The number of athletes within the top 100 of the updated ranking system participating in a given Semifinal directly influenced the probability of that specific event receiving an additional invitation to the CrossFit Games.

You can see the entire ranking system updated in this link. The list was updated after this year’s CrossFit Games with Jeffrey Adler surpassing Medeiros and Emma Lawson climbing up to the 2nd position overall behind Laura Horvath.

Source: Photo Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

“We are excited about announcing these locations with these great events to execute on the upcoming semifinals,” said Dave Castro, General Manager of Sport and Education at CrossFit. “It will be a first-class experience and we are looking forward to how the competitions will shake out.”

Seven regions will host qualifying athletes who will be invited based on their country of citizenship for the third stage of competition. Athletes will know which region they will compete in (if they qualify) upon CrossFit Open registration.

However, a few exceptions are expected. For example, this year we saw 5 athletes receiving region exemption, including Roman Khrennikov.

In addition, CrossFit will standardize and program all tests for the entire season, including the Semifinals, and all individual athletes and teams from the same affiliate will compete at the same Semifinal.

lower extremity adaptive athlete competes in CrossFit GamesSource: Photo courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Age-group and adaptive athletes will compete in an online Semifinal to determine who will advance to the CrossFit Games.

  • The top 200 athletes from each age group will advance to the virtual Age-Group Semifinal to determine who will advance to the Games.
  • The top 20 athletes from each adaptive division will advance from the Adaptive CrossFit Open by WheelWOD to the virtual Adaptive CrossFit Semifinal, also designed by WheelWOD.

Dates for the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals for Teens, Masters and Adaptive athletes:

  • Age-Group Semifinal: May 8 – 13, 2024.
  • Adaptive CrossFit Semifinal by WheelWOD: May 8 – 13, 2024.

Check out two more links about the 2024 CrossFit season you might have missed.

2024 CrossFit Season Details Revealed

Dave Castro Reveals More Details About the 2024 CrossFit Games in Texas

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