Overview of the Week
Below you will find information on the variety of events that will happen during the CrossFit Games week. Please check back often as event details are added.
Saturday, July 29
Sunday, July 30
CrossFit Level 1 Seminar - Day 2
CrossFit Masters Seminar - Day 2
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Thursday, Aug. 3
2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 1 | Alliant Energy Center | 8 a.m. - TBD
Friday, Aug. 4
2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 2 | Alliant Energy Center | 8 a.m. - TBD
Saturday, Aug. 5
2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 3 | Alliant Energy Center | 8 a.m. - TBD
Sunday, Aug. 6
2017 Reebok CrossFit Games, Day 4 | Alliant Energy Center | 8 a.m. - TBD
Official CrossFit Games After Party presented by FitAid | TBD | 8 p.m. - TBD
Looking to explore Madison and the surrounding area? Check out www.madisonsports.org/crossfit to find out all you need to know about local events, things to do, restaurants and other information to help plan your trip. Summer is a celebration of outdoor adventure in Madison and the Madison Area Sports Commission has all the information on what the city has to offer!
INTRODUCING RFID WRISTBANDS
The 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games will be using high-tech, RFID enabled wristbands to maximize your CrossFit Games experience. Your wristband serves as your admission ticket to enter the Games fast—with just a quick tap of your wristband—so make sure it's registered ahead of time.
Outside Lands, Coachella, and many other major music festivals have turned to RFID enabled wristbands to allow attendees to come and go freely between venues. We believe it's a natural fit for the CrossFit Games. If you've never used them before it's important you take a few minutes to learn how they work.
When CrossFit Games ticket packages are purchased, you'll have the option to have the packages mailed to you or placed at will call. If you live in the United States and would like to have your packages mailed, your purchase must be completed by July 14, 2017. If a purchase is made after this date, your package will be available at will call. You will need to bring your confirmation email and a valid photo ID to will call to receive your CrossFit Games wristband.
Buyers from outside the United States must complete their purchases by June 30, 2017, in order to have their packages mailed. International buyers who purchase packages after June 30, 2017, may only claim their wristbands at will call.
Do NOT put your wristband on until the morning of the Games. Once you put it on, it will lock instantly and you won’t be able to remove it.
When you receive your wristband in the mail, you must register it online before you arrive to the festival. Register your wristband here.
If you ordered multiple wristbands, make sure each person creates a new account and registers with their information before arriving at the Games. Please do NOT register someone else’s wristband for them.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR WRISTBAND
- Do NOT put on your wristband until the morning of the Games! (It will lock instantly and you won't be able to remove it.)
- It costs $10 to replace lost wristbands
- Once you receive your CrossFit Games wristband in the mail, register it online. We will add a button to register your wristband to this page in the near future.
- If you ordered multiple wristbands, make sure to give a wristband to each of your Games buddies and have them each create a new account and register with their information before arriving in Madison. Please do NOT register someone else's wristband for them. This helps us track your unique wristband in case it gets lost or damaged.
- Only wristbands purchased from the official Ticketmaster website and ticketing partners are valid; do not purchase wristbands from third parties.
- Take care of your wristband and treat it like cash. Wristbands are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
- Wristbands that are lost or stolen will only be replaced to the original purchaser or registered attendee and are subject to a replacement fee.
- Wristbands will be treated as void if tampered with or removed. Do not cut it.
- Do not remove your wristband until after the final day of the Games.
- Wristbands must be worn on the right wrist.
HOW TO PUT ON YOUR CROSSFIT GAMES WRISTBAND
Check out the video below to learn more about your RFID wristband and how to put it on correctly. Do NOT wear the wristband until the first day of the Games! Once you put it on, you won't be able to remove it. It has a one-way locking mechanism. Keep it on throughout the duration of the Games.
HOW WILL COLISEUM ACCESS WORK?
Your RFID wristband is programmed to know where you're allowed to go. If you purchased Festival + Coliseum tickets, you will be able to swipe your wristband at the Coliseum and enter the venue.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING WITH MY WRISTBAND BEFORE THE GAMES?
Before you arrive at the Games, please register your wristband online. Please check back here closer to the event to register your wristband
WHY SHOULD I REGISTER MY WRISTBAND ONLINE?
Registering your wristband protects you in case your wristband is lost, stolen, damaged or stops working. Only the person who registers their wristband or the original purchaser can be issued a replacement wristband. We won’t know it’s yours unless you register it.
I BOUGHT TICKETS BEFORE THE DEADLINE, BUT I STILL HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY WRISTBAND IN THE MAIL. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please email email@example.com with your order confirmation number, name, and mailing address.
I LOST MY WRISTBAND! HOW DO I GET A REPLACEMENT?
If you lost your wristband during the event, you will need to visit will call outside the event entrance.
If you have registered your wristband online, we will be able to retrieve your information with the name and email address you provided upon registration, along with a matching valid photo ID. At that point, we would deactivate your old wristband and activate a new one for you. Replacement wristbands are subject to a replacement fee.
If you have NOT registered your wristband online, we may be able to retrieve your original ticket order. However, the original purchaser must be present with a matching valid photo ID in order to issue a new wristband to you. We would also need to know the UID number (longer set of digits found on the backside of the RFID saddle) of the lost wristband to deactivate it.
The CrossFit Games is NOT responsible for lost or damaged wristbands. Play it safe and register your wristband before you arrive!
Still have questions? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the excitement surrounding the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games and the move to Madison, Wisconsin, we are anticipating local accommodations will book quickly. If you have yet to secure a spot for your stay in Madison, don’t worry, there are various options!
Due to high demand, hotel rooms are very limited. If you don’t have a room yet, make sure to frequently check our site at CrossFit Hotels. Rooms are typically released shortly after Regionals have ended and volunteer registration is complete.
Another great site to check out is AllTheRooms.
RV AND TENT CAMPING AT THE GAMES
This year presents a new opportunity for fans to stay on site at the Games. For the first time ever, RV parking and tent camping will be available for those attending the Games. A detailed FAQ of RV and tent camping policies can be found here.
There are 99 RV camping spaces located on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center. These spaces will be sold online and require a minimum purchase of four week-long Games packages (Festival or Festival + Coliseum). Each RV space is priced at $700 for the week. Fifty-amp or 30-amp hookups available. Reserve your RV spot here. Please note:
There are no sewer water hookups, but gray/black water removal service will be be available
Additionally, fresh water will be available to refill your tanks
Additional shower and restroom facilities will be available
RV campers may move into Willow Island starting Monday, July 31, at 12 p.m., and must be moved in by Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m. All RV campers must move out on Monday, Aug. 7, before 12 p.m. There are no in-and-out privileges during this time. Additional vehicle parking will be available in a nearby lot, but personal vehicles will not be allowed on Willow Island.
RV spaces will be assigned at a later date, but after you've made your purchase, if you have special requests or would like to be near another camper, please contact Becky Abing at the Alliant Energy Center at Abing@alliantenergycenter.com.
Don’t have an RV? Camp on-site on a smaller scale. Purchase your camping spot here.
A large amount of tent spaces on the grass are available. A 10-by-20-foot camping space costs $250 for the week (limit 4 per customer). Temporary shower and restroom facilities will be available. Tent campers may move into the Alliant Energy Center camping area starting Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m., and must be moved in by 5 p.m. All tent campers must move out on Monday, Aug. 7, before 12 p.m. Vehicle parking will be available in a nearby lot, but vehicles will not be allowed in camping spaces.
Tent spaces will be assigned at a later date, but after you've made your purchase, if you have special requests or would like to be near another camper, please contact Becky Abing at the Alliant Energy Center at Abing@alliantenergycenter.com.
Airbnb is a fun way to stay with a group of friends and make Madison feel like home. Check out which rentals are available in Madison here.
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Up for an adventure? Procrastinate booking a hotel room? Check out Madison Couch Surfing.
Parking and Transportation
The Alliant Energy Center is located at the gateway to downtown Madison, Wisconsin, just off the Beltline (Hwys. 12 and 18), on John Nolen Drive. The venue is just minutes from Interstate 90/94 via Hwys. 12 and 18, the Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison’s State Street area and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The venue is just 15 minutes from the Dane County Regional Airport, which travels non-stop to and from many key destinations, or anywhere in the world through connecting hubs.
The Alliant Energy Center is a prime site, situated near three major metro areas–250 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota, 145 miles from Chicago, Illinois and 75 miles from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
From Chicago (South): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Green Bay (North): I-90 to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18, 5 miles to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Milwaukee (East): I-94 West, I-90 South to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Minneapolis (West): I-90 South to exit 142A, west on Hwy. 12/18 to Rimrock Rd. exit 262
From Des Moines (South): I-80 East to I-380 North, north on Hwy. 151 to Hwy. 12/18E, exit at Rimrock Rd. exit 262
Onsite car parking will be very limited. It is highly recommended that spectators who do not have a parking or valet pass utilize one of the various alternative modes of transportation that Madison has to offer. Parking passes can be purchased with a Festival pass here for $25.
There will be plenty of designated bike parking onsite! One of only five cities to reach platinum-level status as a bicycle friendly community, Madison has nearly 75 miles of off-street bicycle paths, 120 miles of on-street bikeways, designated safety zones at intersections and parking all around town. Interested in renting a bike? Check out your options at BCycle, Machinery Row Bicycles or Budget Bicycle Center.
Machinery Row rents bicycles by the day, week or month. They currently rent Trek Verve 3 and Trek 7200 hybrid bicycles in the following frame sizes: 15”, 17.5”, 20”, 22.5” and 25”. Ladies’ bicycles are available in a 13”, 16” and 18.5” frame size. With adjustable stems, suspension forks and suspension seat posts, a comfortable fit and easy ride. Helmets and locks are available at no extra charge. Visit them at 601 Williamson St. to rent your ride for the week!
Budget Bicycle Center rents bicycles by the day, week or month. Rates start at $10.00 per day. Helmets, maps and locks are available at no extra charge. Budget Bicycle Center offers assistance in finding the right bicycle to rent for your individual needs. Wondering where to ride, eat or grab a beer? Local expertise is always free!
Madison Metro bus service has regular stops along John Nolen Drive, Olin Avenue, and Rimrock Road. There are currently two bus stops on Rimrock Road, two on John Nolen Drive, and one on Olin Avenue, adjacent to the Alliant Energy Center. Visit www.mymetrobus.com to plan your trip.
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Green Cab is an eco-friendly taxicab service. Green Cab provides cheap alternative public passenger transportation to all of Madison, Dane County and beyond. Green Cab provides coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Union Cab operates the largest taxi fleet in Madison. Their experienced staff and drivers provide over 400,000 rides annually.
Mad City Limo & Car Service is a full-service Wisconsin transportation company. Their limo fleet consists of Luxury sedan Cars, SUV's, Limos and Limo buses. Let them take the stress out of airport transfers and all your special occasions. Mad City offers personal and professional limo service to accommodate all customers' needs.
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