CrossFit Announces new licensing for competitions to officially use its branding.
On February 11th, CrossFit announced a program which would officially recognize select competitions through official licensing. What does this mean for the competitions? It means they will be able to use the CrossFit name for promotional material including merchandise. But this is only for a limited time, however, this is great news for these competitions to receive more exposure and be included in the CrossFit events calendar.
Also, each licensed competition must have valid event insurance, and the organizer for these events must hold a CrossFit L1 certificate.
Now, unlike the sanctioned events where competitors can receive direct invites to the CrossFit Games, Licensed event winners will not receive an invitation. But… any future sanctioned events must join the ranks of these licensed events. CrossFit plans to release more information in the near future regarding this new program and will explain how competition can become officially licensed. You can inquire at [email protected].
The sanctioned events, you can check out here the full 2019 CrossFit Games schedule!
So far, there have been two licensed events and these include:
CrossFit Sand Clash
This event occurs in Saudi Arabia over two days and will include all eight affiliates. It’s a competition for the local teams which are: Interval Plus CrossFit, Ironhill CrossFit, Beam CrossFit, 966 CrossFit, DCC CrossFit, CrossFit Zamgarah, Wisewolf CrossFit, and CrossFit Al Khobar.
The event will take place at the Granda center on February 22 and 23.
CrossFit Collegiate Championship
This first annual collegiate competition will take place at the United States Air Force Academy from April 19-21. Competitive students from university CrossFit clubs in the U.S. will compete in several events including individual and team competitions.
This is open to full-time students under age 26 and you can register at [email protected], but make sure to do so before the March 30th deadline.