The Open Starts in One Week!

Feb 23rd, 2014

Category: Community

The Open Starts in One Week!


One week from today, on Saturday March 1st, we’ll be running everyone through the first workout of the CrossFit Games Open!  Here’s what you need to know about the Open at CFO.

These Workouts are Fun, and Doable, and Will Push You to the Limit

The whole Open process is such a blast.  It runs for five consecutive weeks, and each workout gets released on Thursday night at 5pm PST.  We then get a ton of you together on Saturday mornings, counting reps for one another, cheering for one another, and getting inspired by the performances of your fellow CFOers.  A lot of people do things they didn’t think was possible, a lot of people get first-time PRs, and others just plain crush the workouts.  If you haven’t yet registered for the Open, do it!  You won’t regret it, I promise.  You should especially do this if you’re on the fence.  We’ll guide you through the whole process and make sure that you’re set up to give it your all when it comes time to do your workout.

When you register, make sure you register as part of Team CFO if you train primarily at our Emeryville facility, and register as part of CrossFit Oakland Uptown if you train primarily at Uptown.  The cost is $20, which is a small price to pay for five workouts over five weeks.

We’re One Big, Happy Family

We’ll be running everyone through heats on Saturdays at our Emeryville location.  This applies whether you train at Emeryville or at Uptown.  Just like in the CrossTown Throwdown with CF Sweat Shop last year, and with the CrossFit Total, it’s just so much more fun when we can get everyone together from the two gyms.

Saturday Heats get Started at 10am

Each Saturday, the first heat will get kicked off at 10am.  We’ll run as many heats as we need to in order to get everyone through the workout.  Each Friday on the CFO blog (and on FB), we’ll post the heat schedule, so that you’ll know exactly when you’ll be going.  And just like last year, everyone who participates will be responsible for judging one heat of competition as well.  We’ll have judging assignments as part of that same Friday blog post, too.

Because you’ll know exactly when you’re going, it will allow you to plan your warm-up and movement prep accordingly.  We’ll be running group classes on Saturdays at 8am and 9am, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for your workout if you’re going in the first few heats of the day.

No 10am Class or Competition Class

During the five weeks of the Open, there will be no 10am class or Competition class.  Both classes will resume after the Open finishes.

Check Out the Games Site

Besides this blog (and our FB page), the CrossFit Games site is a great resource for all things Open-related.  In particular, you’ll want to check out the Games site on Thursday nights at 5pm PST, so that you can see what’s in store for you come Saturday!

Can’t wait to see all of you getting after it in the Open!


  1. Kevin Sauder February 27, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Hey Mike, it’s Kevin from Cloverdale. I have to drop off an application to a fire department on Friday morning. I was wondering if there was a time on Friday that I would be able to do the open WOD 14.1 that day? Let me know as soon as you can so I can plan on getting that WOD submitted! Thanks again and look forward to seeing you guys this crossfit season!

  2. alexis February 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    If I can’t make it on Saturday, will there be a time on Sunday to do the workout? Tell me what to do, and I’ll be there.