Over 24,000 Athletes Have Already Registered for the 2023 CrossFit Open

Have you registered for the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Open yet? Breaking trend from previous years, CrossFit opened up registration for the CrossFit Open earlier than it ever has. Typically registration is open in January, but CrossFit opened it two months earlier on November 17. But why?

CrossFit has said they have opened registration earlier to give athletes more time to prepare. For some, the act of signing up and paying the registration provides the extra motivation to hit the gym during the holiday season in an effort to prepare for the Open. For others it’s one thing to check off the list and not have to worry about come February.

But for the adaptive divisions, early registration is critical. Adaptive athletes must complete the Adaptive Competition Eligibility Forms (ACEF) including all necessary data, records and video links needed to for adaptive classification purposes. And while he deadline to submit the ACEF is March 6, 2023, getting an early start on this process eliminates any last minute stress.

NOBULL, the title sponsor of the CrossFit Games, is also helping drive early registrations. Athletes who sign up before December 31, 2022, receive a $25 voucher when spending $99 or more at nobullproject.com. For those who were planning on buying a pair of NOBULL shoes or apparel, it’s a welcome discount.

So far, as of December 13, over 24,000 athletes have already registered for the 2023 CrossFit Open. That’s still a long way from the 293,805 athletes who registered in 2022. However, last near nearly 100,000 athletes waited until the last minute and signed up between the 22.1 Open announcement and close of score submissions.

Those who compete in the CrossFit Open have various reasons and goals. Some are looking to advance to the next stage and maybe, ultimately, to the CrossFit Games. For others, it may just be the goal of challenging oneself and connecting with others in their affiliate.

Ultimately, the Open is about testing fitness levels. There are countless stories of athletes accomplishing a movement they have struggled with, but with their community’s immense support, they could do something they never have before.

If you have never signed up for the Open, registering early allows you to become familiar with the test format, score submissions, and leaderboard rankings. It also gives athletes time to find a CrossFit affiliate if they are not currently associated with one.

There are plenty of rule changes this year, including requirements for submitting a score. A summary of some of the major rule changes can be found here. If you want all of the rules, head over to the full 2023 CrossFit Games rulebook.

Whether you register early or procrastinate and wait until the last minute, let’s grow the CrossFit Open again this year and eclipse the 300,000 registration mark!

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