5th Annual Carolina Fitness Challenge

The 5th Annual Carolina Fitness Challenge returns to the Bull City on Saturday, January 18th!

Last year’s event was our biggest yet with 175 competitors and over 700+ attendees.  This year we will feature a smaller, elite crop of competitors.

The Carolina Fitness Challenge is modeled on the CrossFit Games and seeks to determine the Fittest Man and Fittest Woman in North Carolina, as well as serve as a tune up for athletes hoping to compete in the 2014 CrossFit Games Open.

The Challenge will take place on Saturday, January 18th.  Athlete check-in will begin at 7am.  The first events will begin soon after 8:30am and the day will likely end sometime in the late afternoon.  A more detailed schedule will of the day’s events will be posted soon.

Location and Parking
CrossFit Durham, 410 West Geer Street, Durham, North Carolina.  We are located in a busy, downtown area.  There are parking lots and street parking available throughout our neighborhood.  Please be respectful of our neighbors.  

Competitor Divisions
Men’s Open Division 
Women’s Open Division 

Competitor Eligibility
The Challenge is open to active members of CrossFit Affiliates in the State of North Carolina and active duty members of the military currently stationed in North Carolina.  There will be no more than 100 total competitor spots this year for men and women. There is no Masters or Scaled Division. 

All registered athletes should be able to meet the following training benchmarks BEFORE registering.  If one chooses to register in spite of these Benchmarks, there is a high probability that they will be unable to complete one or more events.  

Fran: Sub 4 minutes
Deadlift: 405lbs
Clean & Jerk: 250lbs
Snatch: 185lbs
Muscle Ups: 5 unbroken
Handstand Pushups: 10 unbroken
Pullups: 25 unbroken
Double Unders: 50 unbroken

Fran: Sub 4 minutes
Deadlift: 275lbs
Clean & Jerk: 155lbs
Snatch: 115lbs
Muscle Ups: have one
Handstand Pushups: 5 unbroken
Pullups: 20 unbroken
Double Unders: 50 unbroken

Competitor Registration
Registration is $110 and includes event t-shirt, lunch from Custom Fit Meals, and recovery shakes.  Registration will remain open until all spots are filled. 


Trophies and sponsor prize packages will be awarded to the Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women. 

Spectator tickets are just $10 at the door for this year’s event and cannot be purchased in advance.  Kids under 12 are free.  Please leave your dogs at home.

Food and Drinks
Coffee with fruit and nuts will be available in the morning.  Lunch from Custom Fit Meals will be provided for all competitors and judges.  Some of Durham’s most popular food trucks will be on hand as an option for spectators.  There are also several awesome restaurants in our neighborhood as well to visit throughout the day including The Pit, Geer Street Garden, King’s Sandwich Shop, and Parts & Labor at Motorco.

Weather and Equipment
Competitors and spectators should be prepared for at least one outdoor event.  D
ress accordingly.  Athletes should bring any equipment (wrist wraps, tape, hand grips, weight belt, jump rope) they feel they may need for the competition.

We need judges for the event!  Judges must be CF Affiliate owners, Coaches, or CrossFit Level I Certified.  All judges will receive free lunch and event t-shirt.  If you are interested in being an event judge please email info@crossfitdurham.com.

Thank you to everyone who has already signed on to be an sponsor this year!  If you are interested in being an event sponsor please email info@crossfitdurham.com. All sponsors will have the opportunity for prominent display space in both the spectator and competition areas on the day of the event, prominent display on the official event t-shirt, and be listed on the sponsors tab of this website and our Facebook page.

Have questions?  Email at: info@crossfitdurham.com


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