The 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals Season

ByCrossFitMay 31, 2019

Last August, CrossFit, Inc. announced its first sanctioned event, the Dubai CrossFit Championship: an inaugural step in boldly expanding the competitive CrossFit season to meet the explosive growth of CrossFit competitions around the globe.

Today, CrossFit, Inc. announces the 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals™ season.

The season will kick off in November 2019 with the much-anticipated CrossFit Filthy 150 in Dublin, Ireland, directly following the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Open in October 2019. The season will conclude in Mexico at the Mayan CrossFit Championship during the first weekend in July. The 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals™ season will span the globe: 28 events in 21 different countries on six continents. From November to the following October, a CrossFit-sanctioned event will take place nearly every weekend somewhere around the world.

As in 2019, top finishers at each CrossFit Sanctionals™ event will receive invitations to compete against National Champions and the top 20 Open finishers at the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

These 28 independently owned and operated events represent the hard work, aspirations, and dreams of CrossFit affiliates, enthusiasts, volunteers, and athletes the world over. The majority of these competitions are long-standing events in their communities, with histories predating this new format. Each is a unique and particular expression of CrossFit’s universal methodology. Together, they represent CrossFit’s extraordinary and diverse international community.

The best way to enjoy a CrossFit Sanctionals™ competition is to participate in one. CrossFit is a participatory sport. Many sanctioned competitions have open categories for athletes of every ability. Others have robust team divisions. All need volunteers. All are welcoming. And all are eager to share their hard work and competitive vision with the worldwide CrossFit community. The Sanctionals™ have expanded the opportunities available to all who wish to express their fitness or enthusiasm in an officially sanctioned CrossFit competition.

Check out the CrossFit Games website for updates as the 2020 CrossFit competition season gets underway in October 2019 with the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Open.

2020 CrossFit Sanctionals Season

CrossFit Filthy 150 November 22 – 24, 2019 Dublin, Ireland “flag"
Pandaland CrossFit Challenge December 7 – 8, 2019 Chengdu, China
The Southfit CrossFit Challenge December 6 – 8, 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dubai CrossFit Championship December 11 – 14, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mayhem Classic January 10 – 12, 2020 Cookeville, Tennessee, U.S.
CrossFit Strength in Depth January 24 – 26, 2020 London, United Kingdom
CrossFit Fittest in Cape Town Postponed Cape Town, South Africa
Norwegian CrossFit Championship February 14 – 16, 2020 Gol, Norway
Wodapalooza CrossFit Festival February 20 – 23, 2020 Miami, Florida, U.S.
Australian CrossFit Championship March 5 – 8, 2020 Queensland, Australia
Brazil CrossFit Championship March 6 – 8, 2020 São Paulo, Brazil
CrossFit Atlas Games March 13 – 15, 2020 Montreal, Canada
West Coast Classic March 20 – 22, 2020 Del Mar, California, U.S.
CrossFit German Throwdown March 28 – 29, 2020 Berlin, Germany
Reykjavík CrossFit Championship April 3-5, 2020 Reykjavík, Iceland
ELFIT CrossFit Championship April 8 -11, 2020 Cairo, Egypt
Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge April 17 – 19, 2020 Washington, D.C., U.S.
CrossFit Italian Showdown April 24 – 26, 2020 Riccione, Italy
Asia CrossFit Championship May 8 – 10, 2020 Shanghai, China
The Rogue Invitational May 15 – 17, 2020 Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Down Under CrossFit Championship May 22 – 24, 2020 Wollongong, Australia
Madrid CrossFit Championship May 22 – 24, 2020 Madrid, Spain
CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown May 29 – 31, 2020 Apeldoorn, Netherlands
CanWest CrossFit Championship June 5 – 7, 2020 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Granite Games June 12 – 14, 2020 Eagan, Minnesota, U.S.
Asbury Summer Games June 20 – 21, 2020 Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.
CrossFit French Throwdown June 26 – 28, 2020 Paris, France
Mayan CrossFit Classic July 3 – 5, 2020 Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Matthieu Dubreucq
January 29th, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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Love the Sanctionals! Greatest change in the CrossFit as a sport subject. It also gives quality events for all the masters.

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Ramon Ramirez
December 26th, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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Is there no more regionals?

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Pupo Alorda
January 16th, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Nope Ramon

Tendras que participar en uno de esos eventos de la lista de los eventos sancionados (avalados)

Ya no habra mas regionales ya que eso le costaba mucho y con mucha razon


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Mairead Stack
October 11th, 2019 at 2:43 am
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This is a great reference article... just wanted to point out though that the Ivory Coast's flag is mistakenly displayed for Ireland. Very similar, just flipped around :)

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Ashish Choudhary
August 20th, 2019 at 4:21 pm
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When CrossFit Sanctionals Season organized in India...??? If There is no CrossFit Season in India.. then Please Organize One....

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Steve Shaw
June 3rd, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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With the open moved up to October, will the age group online qualifiers date be moved up also or remain in May?

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Peter Shaw
June 20th, 2019 at 9:22 pm

That's a great question, Steve.

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Marton Tompe
June 3rd, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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Thank you Peter Shaw, I guess it is time to step up the training then!

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Peter Shaw
June 20th, 2019 at 9:21 pm

You're welcome Marton! Looks like you have the rest of the summer! Looking forward to a really cool looking season ahead.

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Andre Magno Oliveira Santos
June 2nd, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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Go!!! Brazil

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Marton Tompe
June 1st, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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Crossfit Fitlhy 150 in November followed by the the in October? Is the Open really in October 2019, or it uas been mistyped?!

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Peter Shaw
June 3rd, 2019 at 11:36 am

It’s really in October.

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