Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes around the globe join together in the CrossFit Open, the world’s largest participatory sporting event. Over the course of three weeks in March, this year’s participants will measure their fitness, push their limits, and compete with one another for a place in the next round of the CrossFit season.
Why do so many people choose to take part in this iconic event each year? At first it may be tough to tell. Participants come from all walks of life and nearly every country on Earth, spanning ages, genders, abilities, backgrounds, incomes, and identities. Aside from a passion for CrossFit, their common motivation seems elusive.
Whether your motivation is to set a new personal best, see how you stack up on the overall leaderboard, or just have fun, the 2021 CrossFit Open is for you. Whether you compete in your garage gym, a park down the street, or your local CrossFit affiliate, the 2021 CrossFit Open is for you.