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CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town 2020

Date Published: Aug 13, 2019

We are proud to announce that CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town will be returning to the beautiful Green Point Athletic Stadium for our 2020 event that will take place from 6 - 9th of February 2020.

For the 2020 CrossFit® Games season there will be 28 Sanctioned Events and CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town is once again proud to be a part of the series where the winning female, male & team will receive an invite to compete at the CrossFit® Games 2020.

CrossFit® FiCT20 will be a 4-day event and as per previous years will take place at various locations across the beautiful city of Cape Town. Similar to 2019 we are excited to put together a competition that will put the individual athletes & teams through a very broad and inclusive fitness test aimed at finding the fittest.

DIVISIONS

Men's start line for Sprint Murph at FiCT 2019.

CrossFit® FiCT20 will have a few changes and the following divisions will be available to qualify for in 2020:

  • Women’s Individual Rx Division, 30 athletes.
  • Men’s Individual Rx Division, 30 athletes
  • Team’s Rx Division, 30 Teams*
  • NEW: Separate FiCT20 Community Series, 50 Box Teams in a ONE Day Competition with 3 events at Clifton 4th Beach.
    (*Top 5 teams from this competition will earn a Free entry to the CrossFit® FiCT2020 Main Event Team Division)
  • NEW: Teens Division, (15-17 years old), a small field will get to showcase their fitness in the main arena on the 8-9th of February.
  • NEW: Masters Division (40+ years old), a small field will get to showcase their fitness in the main arena on the 8-9th of February.

QUALIFICATION PROCESS

SPECIAL INVITES FOR INDIVIDUAL & TEAM DIVISION


Katrin Davidsdottir after winning Sprint Murph at FiCT2019.

There will be no wild cards for CrossFit® FiCT20, however we will use the following as a qualification system based off past performances.

  1. Defending Champions from CrossFit® FiCT19 will receive an invite to the Main Event in 2020.
  2. The Top 10 Individual Female & Male and Top 5 Teams from the CrossFit® Games 2019 will receive an invite to register for the CrossFit® FiCT20 Main Event.
  3. The Top 10 Individual Female & Male athletes from the CrossFit® Open 2020 (October - November 2019) will receive an invite to register for the CrossFit® FiCT20 Main Event*.
    All the above invites will have to be accepted and registered before our Online Qualifiers start as they will be automatically forfeited after this date.

FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS – INDIVIDUALS

  • Remaining spots after the above invites has been confirmed is to be filled through the CrossFit® FiCT20 Online Qualifier, 22nd of November to 2nd of December 2019.

FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS – TEAMS

  • Remaining spots up to 25 to be filled through the CrossFit® FiCT20 Online Qualifier, 22nd of November to 2nd of December 2019.
  • The last 5 spots for the Main Event will be invitation based for the top 5 Teams from The Community Series (see below).

CrossFit® FiCT 2020 ONLINE QUALIFIERS, 22nd of November to 2nd of December 2019

Like last year we will hold a 10-day Online Qualifier where 3 separate Q-WODs will be released on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th of November 2019. All 3 WOD’s must be completed with video submission before the deadline on the 2nd of December 2019.

After video reviews the order of invites will be as follow:

  • After the Online Qualifiers we will first confirm all Individual Athletes for the FiCT20 Main Event.
  • Any athlete representing a team that has accepted an Individual Invite to FiCT20 Main Event will be removed from the team roster and not contribute towards the Team’s ranking to qualify.
  • Once Team Rankings are final we will send invitations to fill the Team field up to 25 total teams for FiCT20 Main Event.
  • Once the CrossFit® FiCT20 Team division has 25 confirmed Teams the next 50 Teams will receive an invite to FiCT20 Community Series*.
  • From the FiCT20 Community Series the top 5 Teams will receive an invite to compete at the CrossFit® FiCT20 Main Event.

*To qualify for the Community Series a team must register and compete in the official CrossFit® FiCT20 Online Qualifier. The top 50 Box Teams who did NOT qualify for the Main Event will be invited to register for the FiCT20 Community Series.

The Community Series event will be a one-day competition on Clifton Beach 4th Beach and will contain multiple workouts to find the top 5 teams.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE COMMUNITY SERIES ALL 4 ATHLETES MUST TRAIN AT THE SAME BOX.

WHY AN ONLINE QUALIFIER?

We believe that by allowing athletes to qualify both through the Open and through our own Online Qualifier we are allowing for most athletes to get a fair chance to qualify for CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town 2020, and by using the same qualification system that we had last season for the teams we also have a proven structure that will allow the right teams to qualify to compete both in our Main Event and in the Community Series.

THE FiCT20 COMMUNITY SERIES - a ONE Day Event the 6th of February 2020

Fittest in Cape Town will return to Clifton 4th Beach in 2020!

As the Fittest in Cape Town has a proud history of attracting a massive field we are proud to announce that the changes in structure for the Community Series are made to continue to be able to offer the bigger functional fitness community in South Africa a great outlet to compete in a high level competition, without the need to be ready for a multiple day competition.

The Community Series will in 2020 be a ONE Day competition taking place on Clifton 4th Beach where the teams will compete in 3 Events where the first workout will be the same as for the CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town 2020 Main Event!

After the one-day competition the top 5 teams will be invited to compete for the remainder of the weekend in CrossFit® FiCT20 Main Event.

As we see this as a way to offer the “non elite” athletes in our community a chance to compete their hearts out while also supporting the top level athletes in our sport, we are also including weekend tickets for all competing athletes in the FiCT 2020 Community Series for free. Which means that the entry fee is meant to be seen as a package that gives you a full 4 day CrossFit-experience of a life time.

DIVISION BREAK DOWN AND REGISTRATION FEES

CrossFit® Fittest in Cape Town 2020 looks forward to once again bring together the strongest field South Africa has ever seen, and can't wait to welcome you all to compete in the most beautiful city in the world!