October 3, 2018
Dubai CrossFit Championship Qualifier Begins
By CrossFit
The first CrossFit-sanctioned event kicks off its online qualifier.
The first CrossFit-sanctioned event kicks off its online qualifier.

The first workout for the 2018 Dubai CrossFit Championship has been released on the competition's website.

Participants may register for the event until the close of Week 1 at 4 p.m. GMT+4 on Oct. 7. For details, visit the Dubai CrossFit Championship website. You can also follow update on their Instagram account. 

The online qualifier has an $83,000 prize purse, which is part of a $616,000 prize purse to be paid out through the course of the competition. A breakdown can be found here.

Dubai CrossFit Championship Payout Breakdown

CrossFit-sanctioned competitions are replacing CrossFit's Regional events, and will become a direct pathway for the top men, women and team competitors to receive invitations to compete at the CrossFit Games. The Dubai CrossFit Championship is one of seven CrossFit-sanctioned events. Additional sanctioned events will be announced in the coming months.

As with all CrossFit-sanctioned events in the 2019 Games season, should the top male or female athlete at a CrossFit-sanctioned event qualify for the CrossFit Games by other means, the number-two podium finisher will receive a Games invitation. Athletes can qualify for the 2019 CrossFit Games via four paths: (1) winning their country’s national championship as determined by the worldwide CrossFit Open; (2) taking first place at a CrossFit-sanctioned event; (3) placing within the top-20 finishers in the 2019 CrossFit Open; (4) or participating as one of four at-large athletes selected by CrossFit Inc.