Your Guide to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Fan Experience

July 17, 2023


Here is a list of resources and activities you can use to make sure your 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games festival experience is unforgettable and fun.



The 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games are the pinnacle of the Games season, crowning the Fittest on Earth, and there is nothing more powerful than bringing our global CrossFit community together in Madison to experience the competition, fun, and camaraderie that is CrossFit. Whether fans choose to spend their days cheering on their favorite athletes, working out, exploring the Madison area, or enjoying a combination of everything the Games have to offer, all are guaranteed to leave with fond memories to inspire them all year long. 

Below is a list of resources and activities you can use to make sure your festival experience is unforgettable and fun.  


Date Box Office/Will Call Gates Open Vendor Village/Partner Activations
Monday, July 31 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - -
Tuesday, Aug. 1 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 3 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 4 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 5 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 6 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Don’t forget to download the two CrossFit Games apps on your Android or iPhone to access important event information, including up-to-date leaderboard standings, athlete information, and spectator experience details. You will also have the ability to build a custom schedule of all the events you want to attend. 

1. CrossFit Games App 

Download the CrossFit Games app to participate in and follow along with the CrossFit Games season from anywhere in the world. Use the CrossFit Games app to see the latest news and updates and watch the livestreams from your device. Navigate the CrossFit Games schedule with links to the leaderboard, livestream, and workouts. Set reminders for events you're interested in, follow your favorite athletes, and check out their profiles. And don't forget to use the app to compete in the Open next season!


New! CrossFit Benchmarks: CrossFit has released 12 benchmarks inside the CrossFit Games app to encourage fans to participate in the CrossFit Games through classic tests of fitness.

How to Play — Anywhere

Grab your buddies, talk to a coach, and make a plan to test some of the listed CrossFit benchmarks.

How to Play — On-site at the Games

Fans can test four CrossFit benchmarks on-site at the CrossFit Games. Registration will be available soon through the Event Guide app below. 

  • Oly Benchmark*: Pavilion 2 platforms, Wednesday-Sunday, 9-11 a.m. CT
  • Helen*: Pavilion 2 Spectator Workout Area, Thursday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. CT
  • Grace: Pavilion 2 Spectator Workout Area, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CT
  • 5K Fun Run*: North Park, Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. CT

*Three of these benchmarks will be tested by Games athletes this year. Compare your results to top athletes, peers, or yourself.

How to Submit Scores

Download the CrossFit Games app (or make sure you have the latest app update) and check out the progress tab to enter your CrossFit benchmark scores. Coming Soon: A new CrossFit Merchandise store will launch at the start of Games week! Stay tuned for that release — as well as a special 20% discount offer when you log a benchmark score.




2. CrossFit Games Event Guide (for fans on-site)

This app, available on iPhone and Android, is the official virtual home of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Track your favorite athletes and teams on the leaderboard, sign up for your own workouts, make a personalized spectator schedule, and discover which athletes, venues, and vendors are trending at the Games. Through the app, you’ll also have access to venue maps, local Madison information, and social-media posts. 





Registration for spectator workouts is now live in the CrossFit Games Event Guide app. Head to the "schedule tab" and click on "Fan Experience" to register and add your workouts to your schedule. 




  • Spectator Workout Area: We have an opportunity to celebrate our fitness together. Work out on-site at the CrossFit Games for free in the Spectator Workout Area! CrossFit Seminar Staff, CrossFit Specialty Course Providers, SugarWOD, Zen Planner, CrossFit Affiliate Programming (CAP), ROGUE, HWPO, PRVN, and Mayhem Athlete all teamed up to give everyone in attendance an experience to remember. There will be class options from Wednesday through Sunday. Check the event guide for programming details (programming varies by the hour; choose your flavor!). 

    • Wednesday - Saturday

      • 9:30-11:30 a.m.; led by CrossFit Seminar staff

      • 12-2 p.m.; led by PRVN

      • 2-3 p.m.; led by HWPO

      • 3-5 p.m.; led by Mayhem Athlete

    • Sunday

      • All day; led by CrossFit Seminar Staff

    • Programming

Wednesday, Aug. 2 10 rounds for time:
9 toes-to-bars
3 wall walks
Thursday, Aug. 3 "Helen"
3 rounds for time:
400-m run
21 kettlebell swings (35/53 lb)
12 pull-ups
Friday, Aug, 4 "Grace"
For time:
30 clean and jerks (95/135 lb)
Saturday, Aug. 5 For time with a partner:
400-m run
250 double-unders
600-m run
200 double-unders
800-m run
150 double-unders
Athletes run simultaneously and split up the double-unders. Partners will split each run on an air runner and pre-determined running course.
Sunday, Aug. 6 For time:
50 sumo-deadlift high-pulls (65/95 lb)
40 ring dips
30 bar-facing burpees


Other Events:

  • Community 5K Run: What better opportunity to test that 5K run you've been cherry picking than to test it on the same course as the elite athletes at the CrossFit Games?! Join Adrian Bozman, Austin Malleolo, Nicole Carroll, Dan Bailey, Kristi Eramo O’Connell + Ibex Training, Buttery Bros, TeamRICHEY, and many more for a Fan 5K on Friday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

  • CrossFit Weightlifting: Come hit some benchmarks with us in Pavilion 2 (Wed.-Sat., 9-11 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.)! The Burgeners and their world-class CrossFit Weightlifting team will be there to coach you through some great weightlifting workouts throughout the week.




  • CrossFit Education Kids Zone: Give the kiddos a break from the Madison sun and let them burn off some energy for free in the Kids Zone, located in the Spectator Workout Area. Kids can participate in classes coached by CrossFit Seminar Staff. Class options will be available from Wednesday through Sundays and are geared toward ages 3-5 and 6-14. 

  • Nonprofits: Support a great cause and get a workout in with these incredible nonprofits.

    • Battle Cancer: Join Battle Cancer Wednesday through Saturday in Pavilion 2 to work out and help raise funds for those affected by cancer and for cancer charities worldwide. 

    • Forging Youth Resilience (FYR): This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2010 empowers young people to build physical and mental strength for life by providing access to a national network of community-based fitness programs and mentorship. FYR serves youth coming from under-resourced families or communities who might also be out of school, in foster care, or involved in the justice system. 

    • The OUT Foundation: This nonprofit organization is the world's largest initiative bringing together LGBTQ+ athletes and allies to sweat for a cause in a safe, inclusive fitness environment. Join them for a workout in Pavillion 2.

    • The Phoenix: The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and support. Join them in Pavilion 2 for a workout Wednesday through Saturday. 

  • Sponsor Row: Visit Sponsor Row for workout opportunities (hosted by nonprofits). 

    • Sponsor Row workout opportunities will be released soon!

  • U.S. Army Fitness Challenge:  It's a week of pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. Join the U.S. Army for a daily challenge on Sponsor Row! 

  • Visit a local affiliate in Madison: There are seven affiliates in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out the affiliates accepting drop-ins and learn how to join a class and get your workouts in while you’re at the Games this year in the article below. 


  • The Professional Coach + Breakfast: Daily from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Spectator Workout Area. Get your workout in before a day of cheering on the fittest. Work out alongside other CrossFit-credentialed trainers just like you! This class is reserved for CrossFit Level 1 through Level 4 credential holders. We’ll provide the post-workout coffee and breakfast while you have the opportunity to network, connect with, and learn from other coaches. Guest appearances from CrossFit leadership! Sponsored by CrossFit HQ.  **CrossFit trainers (L1-L4) ONLY**  

  • Affiliate owners, be sure to stop by the CrossFit Booth in the Vendor Pavilion to get more information on the CrossFit Affiliate Lounge, exclusive affiliate owner Coliseum and North Park workouts and Brewruck, and a fully functioning mock affiliate (serving current and hopeful affiliate owners and credentialed Level 1-Level 4 trainers), just to name a few. Whether you're seeking business help or just a good time, we're here for you and can't wait to see you. The Affiliate and the Affiliate Lounge are open to affiliate owners plus one guest and CrossFit Credentialed trainers. LORs can pre-register for the Affiliate Lounge HERE. Guests do not need to register.


CrossFit Booth

Photo by Ginnie Coleman



  • Presentation Stage: Head over to the Vendor Pavilion to learn from top trainers on CrossFit’s Seminar Staff about coaching and athlete development. The team will offer panels on engaging kids in CrossFit, the importance of CrossFit in the fire and military community, and how to work on becoming a competitive athlete. Register to secure your spot in one of the hands-on sessions with a top coach Wednesday through Sunday. 

    • Also featuring CrossFit Specialty Course providers Chris Hinshaw, the Burgener Weightlifting team, and experts from CrossFit Gymnastics who will work with you on aerobic capacity, weightlifting, gymnastics, and more! 

    • Learn about how to manage your performance as it relates to pregnancy and daily habits. 

    • Meet members of the CrossFit Health team and learn about CrossFit’s work in healthcare and take a deep dive into the connection between CrossFit and curing chronic disease. 

    • Learn from our partners Momentous and YETI as they bring experts on varying topics from how to enhance performance to how CrossFit influences sports performance for PBR and MLF athletes. 


Aug. 2 10 a.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Aerobic Capacity 11 a.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Gymnastics 12 p.m. - So You Want To Eat Better? (EDU Lecture) 1:30 p.m. — YETI Presentation 2 p.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Weightlifting 3 p.m. - What’s Your Weakness? (EDU Lecture) 3:30 p.m. - Equip Products Functional & Adaptive Gear      
Aug. 3 9 a.m. - What’s Your Weakness? (EDU Lecture) 10 a.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Gymnastics 11 a.m. - Habits For Health & Performance (Panel) 12 p.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Weightlifting 1 p.m. - HWPO Presentation 2 p.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Aerobic Capacity 3 p.m. - Lift Heavy and Make It Look Good (EDU Lecture) 4 p.m. - Happy Hour With Level 3 & 4    
Aug. 4 9 a.m. - Lift Heavy and Make It Look Good (EDU Lecture) 9:30 a.m. - The OUT Foundation 10 a.m. - Teaching Kids CrossFit 10:30 a.m. - Momentous 11 a.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Aerobic Capacity 12 p.m. - CrossFit For Fire & Military (Panel) 1 p.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Weightlifting 2 p.m. - How to Become a Competitive Athlete (Panel) 3 p.m. - Scaling the Muscle-up (EDU Lecture) 4 p.m. -
SME Lecture & Practical Gymnastics
Aug. 5 9 a.m. - Teaching Kids CrossFit 9:30 a.m. - Scaling the Muscle-up (EDU Lecture) 10 a.m. - Pregnancy and Performance (Panel) 11 a.m. - SME Lecture & Practical Aerobic Capacity 12 p.m. - How to Get Your Teens Into CrossFit (Panel) 1 p.m. -
SME Lecture & Practical Weightlifting
TBA 3 p.m. -
SME Lecture & Practical Gymnastics
4 p.m. - So You Want To Eat Better? (EDU Lecture)  
Aug. 6 9 a.m. - Fireside Chat With Tia-Clair Toomey PRVN                  


  • Visit your favorite brands on Sponsor Row. The following brands will have on-site activations and retail shops for fans:

    • Sponsor Row (North Lot)

      • NOBULL

      • ROGUE

      • US Army

      • GOWOD

      • Ice Barrel

      • TRIFECTA

      • Momentous

      • Assault

      • Bear KompleX

      • Jocko

    • Boulevard

      • GORUCK

      • ISLE

      • YETI Base Camp

    • Jocko RE/FUEL Station (Beer Garden)

      • Jocko GO and MÖLK

      • pH Water

    • Mayhem Athlete Campground: Head over to the Mayhem Athlete Campground, where the Mayhem team will be hosting a variety of fan activities all week, including workouts, cookouts on PitBoss grills, and much more.

      • Train: Get sweaty at CrossFit Mayhem Madison, a full gym experience onsite at the campgrounds! Mayhem coaches will lead group classes, the best subject matter experts in gymnastics and Olympic weightlifting will host mini clinics, get a ruck workout with GORUCK, and more. Don’t worry, if you’re working, Mayhem Athlete will also host open gym times.
      • Chill: The Mayhem Athlete Lounge is the ultimate oasis when you need to take a break from the action. Chill out in the shade, catch live Games action on our massive screens, flex your corn hole skills, be part of in-person live podcasts with Rich Froning, and refuel with Tennessee style brisket, fresh off the PitBoss.  

      • We will say it again. It’s all FREE for everyone that has a Mayhem VIP Wristband.

      • Abbreviated list of the awesomeness. Stay tuned on Instagram at @mayheminmadison23 for updates, announcements, and an up-to-date schedule:

        • Meet and greet with Rich Froning + other inspiring Mayhem Athletes

        • Daily giveaways (from brands like Yeti, Pitboss, Specialized Bikes, Plunge, RP and more)

        • Open gym & classes

        • Free snow cones for Mayhem Athletes (for a limited time)

        • Movie nights

        • 20% off Mayhem Nation Booth (only for VIP Wristband holders)


  • Vendor Pavilion: Get your shopping on in the Vendor Pavilion and look for the latest and greatest products and samples for a healthier lifestyle! Download the CrossFit Games Event Guide app for more information. 
    • Vendors

      • 2POOD

      • AIRWAAV

      • American Specialty Health

      • Ascent Protein

      • Assault

      • Barbell VooDoo

      • Battle Cancer

      • Bear Komplex

      • BHOTD

      • Born Primitive

      • Core Power

      • Cowbell

      • CrossFit - EDU/GYMs/Affiliate

      • CrossFit - Presentation Stage

      • CrossFit - Store: Check out the new CrossFit Store, full of CrossFit-branded gear. 

      • Crossover Symmetry

      • SugarWOD

      • Zen Planner

      • Element 26 LLC

      • Federal Air Marshal Service

      • FIt Butters

      • FLEO

      • Froning Farms

      • G-SHOCK

      • Garmin USA, Inc

      • Goat Tape

      • GORUCK

      • GRYT Fitness

      • Haven

      • HWPO

      • INOV8

      • Intelligent Threads

      • Jocko Fuel

      • JUNK Brands

      • Kineon Labs

      • Lifeaid Beverage Company

      • LSKD

      • Magpul

      • Master Spas

      • Mayhem Nation

      • Michigan State Police

      • Moxie Leakproof Fitness Apparel

      • No Cow

      • NOCCO & Barebells

      • Nutritional Coaching Institute

      • NV Athletics LLC

      • O2

      • Paper St. Coffee

      • PICSIL

      • Plunge

      • PODIUM Nutrition

      • PRVN

      • PSR Brands, P10 Performance

      • RPM Training Co.

      • Rx Smart Gear

      • Skyhill USA

      • Spartan Racing

      • StreamFit

      • The OUT Foundation

      • The Phoenix

      • The UPS Store of Middleton

      • Torque Fitness

      • TrueCoach and Triib

      • TYR Sport

      • Unbroken RTR USA, Inc.

      • Uno Mas Collective

      • US Air Force Special Warfare

      • US Army

      • US Customs and Border Patrol

      • US Navy

      • ValorFit

      • Victory Grips

      • Vitality Wellness

      • Wild Health

      • Wild South Apparel

      • WILDE Chips

      • Wisconsin Air National Guard

      • Yerbaé

  • Family-friendly activities: Head over to Pavilion 2 to find family-friendly activities, including cornhole and life-size Jenga and Connect 4!

  • Bike Valet makes it easy to ride your bike to the event and skip the traffic. Simply swing by the Bike Valet on your way into the venue, drop off your bicycle, and then it’s only a short walk to the main campus.

  • Tent City: Affiliates and fans of the CrossFit Games are welcome to day-camp at the CrossFit Games. Bring your pop-up tents, chairs, and coolers (no grills, please). This area is located just outside the main entrance to the CrossFit Games and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Note: Items may not be left overnight, and security will not be present during the day. 


  • Opening Ceremonies: Celebrate the start of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games with an F16 flyover and the singing of the national anthem. All athletes competing at the Games will parade by country into the Rogue North Park! The ceremony will start on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 1:40 p.m.

  • Flyovers, Parachute Jumpers, and Skydivers: Look into the sky and enjoy some aerial action throughout the week!

    • Navy Parachute Team — The legends are in the sky. The U.S. Navy Parachute Team will jump onto Rogue North Park on Friday at approximately 1 p.m. and again on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

  • Final Ceremonies — Don’t miss out on the final celebratory moments, where we will crown the Fittest on Earth! The age-group and adaptive final ceremony will take place on Thursday, Aug. 3, in the Coliseum, at the end of competition. The final ceremonies for the team and individual athletes will take place at the close of competition on Sunday, Aug. 6, in the Coliseum.


2022 CrossFit Games Podium Ceremony

Photo by Johany Jutras



  • Jocko Re/Fuel Station: Escape the heat, amplify your energy with an ice-cold Jocko GO, or recover and rebuild with a Jocko MÖLK protein shake in the Jocko Re/Fuel Station, all while watching the action on a massive screen. 

  • Food Court:

Vendor Location Menu Learn More
Just Coffee Co-op Inside Coliseum Hot drip coffee, smoothies Website
Jakarta Cafe North Park Curry, smoothies Facebook Page
Juicy Organics Outside Coliseum Health drinks Facebook Page
State Street Brats North Park Brats Website
Centerplate Food Tent North Park Burrito bowls, taco bowls, etc. N/A
CP Beer Tent North Park Beer, seltzers, etc. N/A
Crescendo Coffee North Park Nitro cold-brews Website
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Inside Coliseum Wisconsin super-premium ice cream Website
Super Bowls North Park and Coliseum Acai bowls Website
Jacobs Smoke House North Park Smoked proteins Facebook Page
JustVeggiez North Park Veggies Website
Jammin Concessions North Park Burgers, Philly steaks Facebook Page
Toast Food Cart By North Park Paninis, gyros breakfast Website

  • Restore with a crisp and pure Perfect Hydration water sold at all concession stands. Perfect Hydration is the Official Water Partner of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games and is supplying all athletes and volunteers with ice-cold water.

  • Crescendo Coffee is back this year and will be serving barista-crafted beverages site-wide. Skip Starbucks on your way in and grab a cup of locally roasted coffee on-site at the Games. 

  • Ditch the plastic water bottles and bring your YETI rambler or other refillable bottle to fill up for free all week with the YETI refill stations placed around campus. 

  • Buy a signature 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games 20-oz YETI rambler at any of the concession stands. Open to all ticket holders 21 and older, the first 180 fans with the signature cup will receive discounted alcohol refills! These will go fast! 

  • Recharge with an ice bath at the Ice Barrel booth on sponsor row (or head to the mock affiliate) to experience cold therapy and the associated benefits firsthand. 

  • Be sure to stop by the Momentous booth on Sponsor Row to learn about and taste the high-quality, best-in-class supplements from the Official Sports Nutrition and Supplement partner of CrossFit.  


We are excited to announce the return of themed appreciation days at the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Each appreciation day will recognize a particular group of service members in our community. Service members belonging to each group will receive a free Festival ticket on their respective day.

  • Momentous: Thursday, Aug. 3: Teacher and Administrator Appreciation Day — Bring your eligible ID to the main box office to receive a free Thursday Festival ticket.

  • Trifecta: Friday, Aug. 4: Firefighter, Healthcare, and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day — Bring your eligible ID to the main box office to receive a free Friday Festival pass!

  • U.S. Army: Saturday, Aug. 5: Military Service Appreciation Day — Active, reserve, and retired military, bring your ID to the main box office to receive a free Saturday Festival pass!

  • NOBULL: Sunday, Aug. 6: Student Appreciation Day — bring your ID to the main box office to receive a free Sunday Festival pass!



2023 CFG Map


2023 CFG Map