CrossFit, Inc. announced three additional Sanctionals events for the 2020 season. Sanctionals are independent fitness competitions licensed by CrossFit, Inc. to invite their top individual and team competitors to the CrossFit Games.
The announcement of these three events brings the total number of CrossFit Sanctionals to 28 for the 2020 competitive season. Events will take place in 21 different countries and on six continents. For seven months between November 2019 and July 2020, a CrossFit-sanctioned competition will take place nearly every weekend somewhere around the globe. No more competitions will be added to the 2020 CrossFit Sanctionals schedule, which will be announced in totality on June 1, 2019, on CrossFit.com.
“Greg Glassman’s vision for the Sanctionals matches CrossFit’s core values: to create opportunities for others, not for ourselves. The Sanctionals model is another example of CrossFit expanding the total pie, and not cutting a larger slice for itself,” said Noor Greene, the CrossFit founder’s emissary.
The three new events include:
Taking place on January 11, 2020, at the Affiliate home of four-time Fittest on Earth CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning, Jr., the CrossFit Mayhem Classic will be an individual-only competitive event. Athletes will qualify to compete at the CrossFit Mayhem Classic through the 2020 CrossFit Open.
The Madrid CrossFit Championship will take place in the former home of the Meridian Regional and the 2015 CrossFit Invitational. Taking place over the first weekend of May 2020 in Spain’s capital, one male, female and team of four athletes will earn an invitation to the CrossFit Games at its conclusion. The event comes to life as a relaunch of the Ciudad Real-based fitness competition, the Meridian Championship, and is being organized in conjunction with the event’s founder.
The Mayan CrossFit Classic will be hosted in the Mayan Riviera region of Mexico, July 3-5, 2020. In addition to serving as a last-chance elite competition for those seeking to punch their ticket to the Games, the competition will showcase an array of other competitive divisions. These will include the “Latin American Cup,” a division designed to crown the top teams across the entirety of Latin America.