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2024 CrossFit Games Season Schedule: Division-by-Division Breakdown

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Between expanded divisions and a new location, the 2024 CrossFit Games, designed to find the fittest people on the planet, will look different than its previous editions. For athletes seeking championship glory, the countdown to testing their strength, speed, and stamina against the likes of reigning Fittest Man on Earth® Jeff Adler and fellow 2023 CrossFit Games winner Laura Horvath has officially begun.

On Nov. 8, 2023, CrossFit HQ announced the upcoming 2024 CrossFit Games season will commence with the 2024 CrossFit Open on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. That event will kick off a multi-stage competition that concludes with the top Individuals and Teams taking their talents to Fort Worth, TX, for the 2024 CrossFit Games scheduled for Aug. 8-11, 2024.

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Below is a division-by-division breakdown of the 2024 season structure, along with key competition dates to keep on your calendar.

Individuals
Teams
Age-Group
Adaptive

Registration for the Open begins on Jan. 9, 2024. Participants must complete three workouts during a three-week span at their affiliates or home gyms. The workouts will be released on the CrossFit Games website on Thursdays at noon PT. All athletes have until the following Monday at 5 p.m. PT to submit their scores online.

Registration begins: Jan. 9, 2024
Workout 24.1: Feb. 29-March 4
Workout 24.2: March 7-11
Workout 24.3: March 14-18

The second virtual stage of the 2024 CrossFit Games season will separate the top athletes from the rest of the field as individuals complete a series of workouts at their affiliate gyms across six days to see who advances to the Semifinals. After allowing only the top 10 percent of individuals in each region to move from the Open to the Individual Quarterfinal in 2023, CrossFit HQ has opened the door for more athletes to participate in 2024 by expanding that threshold to the top 25 percent of the worldwide Open.

The regions include North America West, North America East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and South America.

Registration begins: April 1, 2024
Individual Quarterfinal: April 17-22

The final qualifying stage for athletes vying for the sport’s ultimate prize will feature the top 40 individual men and 40 individual women from each region competing in person.

According to CrossFit HQ, dates and locations for the Semifinals will be released at a later time.

Scheduled for Aug. 8-11, 2024, the CrossFit Games will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX. There, the top 40 men and 40 women in the world will battle for the honor of becoming the Fittest Man on Earth® and the Fittest Woman on Earth®, respectively.

[Related: 2023 Rogue CrossFit Invitational Results — Laura Horvath and Patrick Vellner Become Two-Time Champions]

Per CrossFit HQ, any licensed affiliate in good standing with the company can register a team for the CrossFit Games Team competition. A team must consist of at least two men and two women who register as Individual competitors in the Open.

Teams will advance to the Quarterfinals based on their top two female and top two male scores in each workout, which must be done individually.

Registration begins: Jan. 9, 2024
Workout 24.1: Feb. 29-March 4
Workout 24.2: March 7-11
Workout 24.3: March 14-18

In the second stage of the competition, four-person teams comprised of two males and two females must work together to complete the Quarterfinal workouts at their affiliate gyms during a six-day period.

Just like the Individual division, the top 25 percent of teams in each region will advance to the Quarterfinals.

Registration begins: April 1, 2024
Team Quarterfinal: April 3-8

Although no dates or locations have been announced yet for the 2024 CrossFit Semifinals, the top 30 teams from each region will take part in the in-person competition.

The top 30 teams in the world will join the top 40 men and top 40 women Individual competitors in Texas from Aug. 8-11 for the championship round of the 2024 CrossFit season.

[Related: 2023 CrossFit Games Team Division Results]

Broken into two distinct groups, here’s how the 2024 season will play out for the Age-Group divisions.

Featuring athletes between the ages of 35 and 65+, the Masters division will start its season with the same three-week worldwide Open. The groups are separated accordingly:

Men and Women: 35-39
Men and Women: 40-44
Men and Women: 45-49
Men and Women: 50-54
Men and Women: 55-59
Men and Women: 60-64
Men and Women: 65+

Key dates to keep in mind:

Registration begins: Jan. 9, 2024
Workout 24.1: Feb. 29-March 4
Workout 24.2: March 7-11
Workout 24.3: March 14-18

In another change for 2024, the top 25 percent (minimum 200) of athletes from each division will advance to the Age-Group Quarterfinal. Any athlete who qualifies for both the Age-Group and Individual Quarterfinals may compete in both without having to pay separate registration fees.

All workouts for individuals and select age groups (35-54) will be the same.

Registration begins: April 1, 2024
Age-Group Quarterfinal: April 17-22

The top 200 athletes from each age group will earn the opportunity to compete in the online Age-Group Semifinal, which will take place on May 8-13, 2024.

While the date and location for the Masters CrossFit Games by Legends have yet to be announced, we do know exactly how many athletes from each age group will advance to the championship stage.

35-39: 40 men and 40 women
40-44: 40 men and 40 women
45-49: 40 men and 40 women
50-54: 30 men and 30 women
55-59: 30 men and 30 women
60-64: 20 men and 20 women
65+: 20 men and 20 women

[Related: 2023 CrossFit Games Age Group Results]

Teenage athletes are divided into two groups: Boys and Girls 14-15 and Boys and Girls 16-17. All participants will start their season with the three-week Open.

Registration begins: Jan. 9, 2024
Workout 24.1: Feb. 29-March 4
Workout 24.2: March 7-11
Workout 24.3: March 14-18

The top 25 percent of each age group will get a chance to move on to the Quarterfinals. Like the Masters division, any athlete in the 16-17 division who also qualifies for the Quarterfinals as an Individual may compete at both. Athletes who qualify for both competitions only have to perform one set of programming.

Registration begins: April 1, 2024
Age-Group Quarterfinal: April 17-22

The top 200 teen competitors from each age group will inch one step closer to securing a spot in the championship round, with the online Age-Group Semifinal scheduled for May 8-13, 2024.

Instead of traveling to the Lone Star State to try and win a title, the top 30 boys and top 30 girls will take their talents to Three Rivers, MI. The Teenage CrossFit Games by Pit Teen Throwdown will be hosted at a site that includes a 10,000-square-foot gym nestled on a 65-acre fitness ranch.

No date has been announced for the Teenage CrossFit Games.

[Related: 2023 CrossFit Games Adaptive Division Results]

Run by WheelWOD for the first time, a more robust version of the Adaptive division will start its season with the online Adaptive CrossFit Open. To be more inclusive and allow more athletes to participate, there will be 15 Adaptive divisions in 2024, including:

Upper Impairment 1 Point of Contact
Upper Impairment 2 Points of Contact
Lower Impairment Above Knee
Lower Impairment Below Knee
Lower Impairment Minor
Seated Without Hip Function
Seated With Hip Function
Seated Quadriplegic
Neuromuscular Major
Neuromuscular Moderate
Neuromuscular Minor
Standing Diagnosed
Visual Impairment
Short Stature
Intellectual 

Here are important dates to keep in mind for the upcoming season:

Registration begins: Jan. 9, 2024
Adaptive 24.1: Feb. 29-March 4
Adaptive 24.2: March 7-11
Adaptive 24.3: March 14-18

The top 20 athletes from each adaptive division will move on to the online Adaptive CrossFit Semifinal by WheelWOD, which takes place from May 8-13, 2024.

Finally, the top 10 athletes from all 15 divisions will compete for their respective championships. According to the press release, the date and location for the Adaptive CrossFit Games will be announced soon.

Featured Image: crossfitgames / Instagram

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