The fittest men, women and teams from each region of the world advance to the second stage of the CrossFit Games season: the Regionals.
CrossFit splits the world into 18 regions. There are eight regions in the United States (North East, Mid Atlantic, South East, Central East, North Central, South Central, West Coast and South West) and 10 international regions (Canada East, Canada West, South America, Central America, Asia, Australasia, Middle East Africa, Europe North, Europe South and Europe Central). Athletes are placed in their region during Open registration based on their residence as of Jan. 1 of that year.
To qualify, the Regional competitors have to prove they are their region's fittest athletes by competing in the five-week, five-workout online Open and finishing well in the overall standings. The number of athletes who qualify from each region varies and the 18 regions feed into nine Regional competitions, as broken down below.
- North East (25 individuals, 20 teams to qualify from Open)
- Canada East (15 individuals, 10 teams to qualify from Open)
- Mid Atlantic (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- South East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- Central East (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- North Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- South West (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- South Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- West Coast (35 individuals, 25 teams to qualify from Open)
- Canada West (5 individuals, 5 teams to qualify from Open)
Latin America Regional
- Central America (15 individuals, 10 teams to qualify from Open)
- South America (25 individuals, 20 teams to qualify from Open)
- Europe North (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- Europe Central (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- Europe South (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- Middle East Africa (20 individuals, 15 teams to qualify from Open)
- Asia (10 individuals, 7 teams to qualify from Open)
- Australasia (30 individuals, 23 teams to qualify from Open)
Forty men, 40 women and 40 teams will advance to the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games. Those spots are divvied up among the nine Regionals as follows:
The top five men, women and teams will advance from the East, Atlantic, Central, South, West, Europe and Pacific Regionals.
The top four men, women and teams will advance from the Meridian Regional.
The top male, female and team will advance from the Latin America Regional.
All Regional competitors face the same workouts, whether they're in Del Mar, California, or Madrid, Spain.
Scoring at the Regionals will be the same as at the Games. Every event will be worth up to 100 points, and athletes and teams earn points based on their finish (see chart). At the end of the weekend, the athlete/team with the most points is the winner. Athletes and teams that tie receive the same number of points. If an athlete or team fails to complete an event within the time cap (for timed events), their score will be capped, and they will receive a 1-second penalty for each rep not completed.
Some events will have a minimum work requirement. For those events, athletes and teams that fail to meet the minimum work requirement will not be eligible to move on to the next event. Athletes must continue to work to complete all the repetitions until the time cap expires.
The athlete with the most points will claim first in the overall standings; the top athletes and teams overall at the end of the weekend earn the right to advance to the CrossFit Games (number of qualifiers varies by region).
All Games qualifiers will receive a piece of the season's prize purse. All cash prizes are paid in U.S. dollars.
Individual Division (men and women receive equal prize money)
First Place: $300,000
Second Place: $100,000
Third Place: $75,000
Fourth Place: $50,000
Fifth Through Eighth Place: $35,000, $30,000, $27,000 and $25,000, respectively
Ninth Through 20th Place: $23,000, $21,000, $18,000, $16,000, $14,000, $13,000, $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, $8,000 and $7,000, respectively
Team Division (prize per team)
First Place: $100,000
Second Place: $60,000
Third Place: $30,000
Fourth Place: $20,000
Fifth Place: $15,000
Drug testing is required for any individual athlete or team to advance to the Games or to collect prizes.
2018 Regional Schedule
Week 1: May 18-20, 2018
East Regional: Albany, New York, Times Union Center
Europe Regional: Berlin, Germany, The Velodrom
South Regional: Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Palace Convention Center
Week 2: May 25-27, 2018
Central Regional: Nashville, Tennessee, Music City Center
West Regional: Del Mar, California, Del Mar Arena
Latin America Regional: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Arena Carioca 1
Week 3: June 1-3, 2018
Atlantic Regional: West Palm Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County Convention Center
Meridian Regional: Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica
Pacific Regional: Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena