Two months ago Alec Smith shared an emotional video coming out to the CrossFit community. Now, days before the start of the 2020 CrossFit Open, Alec Smith has joined OUTWOD’s OUT in the Open leaderboard for the Open.

This year OUTWOD has a new and improved OUT in the OPEN LGBTQ+ Leaderboard that will serve as an opportunity to compete at the West Coast CrossFit Classic through their partnership with the Loud and Live Sports team that produces the Wodapalooza Miami CrossFit Festival.

The Top 7 RX Men and Top 7 RX Women finishers from OUT in the OPEN will earn a chance to compete in The OUTWOD Championship at the West Coast CrossFit Classic in Del Mar, California in March 2020.

“This year, we’re asking athletes to be OUT in the OPEN for greater visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in CrossFit,” said Will Lanier, OUTWOD Founder and Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. “Regardless of their sexual orientation or gender, athletes will be able to compete and register as they are for a chance to represent the LGBTQ+ community on the world stage at the West Coast CrossFit Classic.”

Athletes should visit to learn more and register before the CrossFit Open begins on Thursday, October 10th.


About The OUT Foundation:

The mission of The OUT Foundation is to provide, support and ensure LGBTQ+ access to health and wellness thru fitness. We believe that no matter who you are, where you’re from or where you’re going – you deserve a safe place to be yourself and to better yourself. The OUT Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and sweat for a cause. Learn more at The OUT Foundation is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. U.S. Registered Charity EIN #82-2606139. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

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