Overall competition rules and regulations
Reebok and CrossFit are committed to changing the way the world perceives and experiences fitness. To keep the 2012 Reebok CrossFit Fitness Championships fair and fun for everyone, all participants must abide by our rules.
● You must be free from endorsement agreements from athletic footwear, gear or apparel companies
● You agree and understand that if you are provided with apparel during the Championships this must be used during the competitions
● During the Championships, you must approve the judges’ review of your workouts before they are submitted
● You must show good sportsmanship, dedication and effort
● You must uphold the rules and standards of the movements and the competition
Athlete area and times
- All athletes are required to stay within, or in the surrounding parts of, the athlete area 30 minutes prior to the start of an event.
- Only competing athletes and RCFFC-staff are allowed in the athlete area. Coaches, family and friends are only allowed in the spectators area.
- The recommendation for every athlete is to stay within the athlete area at all times except for short breaks, in order to not miss anything.
Saturday, at 07:00 the registration will open. Be on time!
There you will:
- Receive markings for athlete nr on upper arm and leg. Wear loose clothes.
- Receive apparel
- Sign Waiver
Athletes are required to attend the following times for briefing of rules and details for events.
NOTE! It’s the individual’s own responsibility to be at the briefing before, or at the exact time. The briefing will start at the times listed above even if not all athletes are in place. With 300 competing athletes and long days we want to avoid delays.
All athletes will compete on Sunday. NO cut off on saturday.
Saturday: 07:00 (registration) – 17:30 end of last heat.
Sunday: 08:00 (briefing) – 15:30 price ceremony
The following immediately results in exclusion from the competition. The decision will be taken by the RCFFC-crew and can not be appealed against.
- Bad behavior. Examples of bad behavior is:
* Cursing at, or in any way insulting or hurting, judges, volunteers, other athletes or spectators.
* Obvious attempts of cheating. For example, using any movement deemed uncommon. It is the responsibility of the Athlete to notify their Judge of any questionable movement before the
- Showing up late or not showing up at your event briefing (times written above).
- Showing up late or not showing up at your heat in an event (if not caused by injury, disease, death or abduction by aliens or gangsters). This results in a DNS (Did Not Show).
The following is allowed as assistance equipment (anything else is prohibited):
- Chalk/magnesium (which will be provided)
- Coach tape.
- Wrist straps (for support of the joint, NOT for grip assistance. You know the difference!)
- Support belts.
- Gymnastic hand protection (as long as they do not assist the grip – ask at briefing).
- Knee wraps (for aiding injury/bad knee, NOT for assistance in movement – ask at briefing).
If you’re unsure of your equipment is allowed or not, do not hesitate to ask at the briefing.
Recommended personal equipment
We recommend that you bring the following to the competition:
- Your own jump rope, just in case (although one will be provided for you if there is jumping).
- Foot wear for different purposes.
- Enough regular workout clothing to cover the needs of getting sweaty more than once a day.
Every event gives a placement, in relation to the other competitors. After every event, a new placement number is added to the previous. At the end of the competition, the athlete with the lowest number wins.
- After cut-offs, where the total number of remaining athletes are reduced, the points from all previous events will be reduced accordingly. The relation between the standings, percentage wise, will remain the same.
- Scaling – The decision to scale is to be made prior to the start of the event, and the athlete has to inform his or her judge. If one exercise is scaled in an event, the athlete ends up below every other athlete in that event. Accordingly, if two exercises are scaled, that athlete ends up below those who only scaled one. This applies regardless of which exercise is scaled. This applies to the overall results as well, where an athlete that has scaled a workout will end up below every other non-scaled athletes.
- DNF – If an athlete is unable to complete one single rep in an event, the result is a DNF (Did Not Finish). An athlete that has DNF:ed a workout will end up below all other athletes, including those who scaled.
- If an injury happens during a task priority event (a timed event, where the time is the separating factor) the result is an add-on of the remaining reps as seconds on top of the time-cap. This also applies where an athlete is unable to complete the workout within the time cap.
- If an athlete who has moved on after a cut-off, for some reason is unable to participate in the coming event, no other athlete can take that spot.
- Also, if an athlete is unable to compete in an event, he/she can still continue to participate in the coming workouts/events without the possibility of winning the competition.
To win the competition, an athlete has to complete Every workout/event as Rx:d/unscaled.
Appeals and protests
Appeals and Event protests may be filed if the Athlete believes an error has been made by an
official or staff member which caused a negative effect on their performance.
All Athlete Event Protests, Appeals, Scoring Discrepancies or Ruling questions will be
filed immediately and before the start of the next workout in their division.
Protests, Appeals, Scoring Discrepancies or Ruling questions shall be directed to the
Head Judge on the floor during the Event in question. If unavailable, any Director or alternate Head Judge can begin the Protest process.
The Competing Athlete (no Coaches or other athletes allowed, one person to file the Protest) files the protest by notifying any of the Lead Judges of the competition event in question by
relating their name, athlete number and reason of protest.
The Head Judge has final authority on all Athlete Event Protest rulings.
Questions about these rules and regulations are to be posted as comments to this post, in order to let us sum them up and edit info to be reposted with the release of the workouts and other details.
Food are served in the arena an can be bought by the athlete. RCFFC will not provide lunch during saturday and sunday.
Water will be freely available.