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The 2018 River 2 River Intramural Open

  January 17, 2018

The CrossFit Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition. We do it every year.  Talk to someone who’s ever participated in it, and they’ll tell you there’s nothing quite like it :)

Last year, over 100 R2R members tried their hand at CrossFit “competition.” This year, we expect even more!

Our goals at R2R: to educate and inspire. Competition helps with the ‘inspire’ part: the pressure to perform pushes you to train harder; the social boost of dozens of your best friends cheering for you will help you reach a higher plane. Heck, watching your teammates GO is inspiring.

Can we bring that worldwide thrill home? Can we deliver all the fun of competition without causing any anxiety attacks? We think so.

In 2018, we’ll still have our competitive team (R2R Team Alpha). Team Alpha will be made of our top male and female athletes from all 3 locations! But through the Open, we’re going to have five intramural teams competing. And you’re going to be on one of them.

The five Intramural teams don’t have names yet. But their Captains will be chosen this week.

Yep, we chose the FUN bunch to Captain, not our traditional top scorers. We want you to sign up this year!




Registration for the Open can be done at games.crossfit.com, and choose your respective home gym (CrossFit Paducah, CrossFit Dig Deep or Super City CrossFit).


Captains and R2R Team Alpha members will be ‘drafted’ onto an Intramural team. They won’t lose their spot on our competitive team, and their points will still count toward our Affiliate score worldwide, but we want to ensure even distribution of our most competitive athletes.

Following that draft, every other athlete registered for the Open will be open for “recruitment”. Team Captains will be hitting the pavement trying to recruit you on their team. The ‘Draft’ will take place sometime before the end of JANUARY.

That’s where you come in. You’ll be courted by one of our Team Captains to join their team!


+1 Point – Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout at R2R each week earns one point. Maximum one point per athlete per workout. This goes for Rx AND Scaled competitors!

+1 Point – FNL Attendance: every member of a team that completes an Open workout during Friday evening classes will earn an extra point for their team!  (can’t make it on Friday nights, no problem, don’t let this stop you form signing up).

+1 Point – Top 3: every male AND female member who places among the Top 3 at R2R for each workout (coaches don’t count) gets an extra point for their team.



In 2018, athletes competing in the Open will have 2 options to complete the workouts:

Option #1 (Friday)-  Complete the workout @ any regularly scheduled group class on Fridays @ any location!  We encourage everyone to try and attend Friday evenings (aka Friday Night Lights).

Option #2 (Open Gym)- Get with your coach/team captains and do the workout during any Open Gym time!


We’ll have some random draws each week for prizes, including gear, supplements, and training packages. The top team will also earn a GRAND prize. Details released soon!

Our focus is on FUN. We want participation because it will make you fitter, and it will get you high-fives and you’ll be happy and love life more and glow and stuff. 

Register online at the CrossFit Games site, and let’s start this party!


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