District Crossfit to host Mid-Atlantic Open

Our local crossfit gym, District Crossfit, will be hosting the 2012 Crossfit Mid-Atlantic Open. The event runs for five consecutive Saturdays beginning on February 25th and is open to athletes from all over the region. Competitors from DCF are expected to make a strong showing in the open after taking both 1st and 3rd place in the Battle for the Capital this past weekend.

Follow the jump for all the details:

What is the Mid-Atlantic Open?

The Mid-Atlantic Open started as the NoVa Open at Patriot CrossFit. The organizers didn’t want to lose the great energy and atmosphere of the CrossFit Games Sectionals from the year before. They created an event where people from all over the DC area could get together and do the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Open workouts together.

This year, the event is The Mid-Atlantic Open hosted at District CrossFit. We’re hoping to make this event even better with more athletes, more spectators and more prizes. We’re expecting athletes from all over the region. Whether this is your first competition or you’re a seasoned pro; this is the place you’ll want to be.

Amelia Bell of District Crossfit in the 2011 competition

Why should I do the Mid-Atlantic Open instead of doing the WODs at my home affiliate?

Well first of all we have a SICK prize package for everyone that participates.

Remember when you first started CrossFit in a group class? The excitement, maybe even a little bit of nervous energy? It changed the game for how you got fit. You couldn’t go back to your old ways.

Ask anyone who has done a real CrossFit competition and they will tell you the same thing applies to competition. You simply can’t recreate the kind of excitement a true competition garners. Competing in an open competition will take your performance and your training to a new level. You’ll be focused and fierce.

No matter if you’re a games veteran or still in your first month of CrossFit; this competition will bring out the best in you.

Who can participate?

Absolutely anyone and everyone. If you If you’re even considering trying The Open; you’ll want to compete here. Men, women, masters, adults. Everyone is welcome.

How much does it cost?

Registration will open on January 15th. You’ll have the option of signing up for 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 WODs. We’ll be taking care of registering you with the CrossFit Games site so there will be a $10 surcharge (and you won’t have to pay the CrossFit Games fee). If you plan on competing please don’t register on the Games site as we will not refund your $10.

If you sign up before February 14th each WOD will cost $10 (plus the one-time $10 CrossFit Games Registration Fee). If you sign up for all 5 it will be $45 (plus the one-time $10 CrossFit Games Registration Fee = $55). After February 14th each WOD will cost $20. If you sign up for all 5 it will be $60 (plus the $10 CrossFit Games Registration Fee = $70).

When is the Open?

The Open will be every Saturday during the Reebok CrossFit Games Open Season. In other words, Saturday February 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, and March 25th. We’ll be starting the first heat at 9am and depending on how many athletes are participating we’ll fit everyone in until the last heat of the day.

Where is the Open?

The Mid Atlantic Open will be hosted by District CrossFit in 2012 at 635 New York Avenue NW. We’ll have free parking available for each day for all athletes (feel free to car pool).

We’re also incredibly accessible via metro. Here are directions from Chinatown/Gallery Place, Convention Center and Metro Center.

What if I have another questions?

Please contact us here: info@districtcrossfit.com

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