Festivus Games History
The first Festivus competition was held on April 30th, 2011. The concept was simple yet long overdue. Since novice and intermediates make up 95% of athletes it made sense to have a competition designed only for them. No fire-breather types allowed!
If you’re not familiar with the Seinfeld episode where it’s explained what the made-up holiday Festivus is all about you owe it to yourself to watch this – it’s great!
As the made-up holiday “Festivus” was created “for the rest of us” Festivus Games continues the tradition of a light-hearted spirit with “feats of strength for the rest of us.”
Festivus Games was designed so it wouldn’t be necessary to scale the events. No athlete, whether six months in or brand new, will need to scale any of the events. The competition is about capacity more than a high degree of skill. Everyone can row…just how fast? Everyone can deadlift..just how much?
Since the first competition with about 70 athletes Festivus Games has grown to over 19,000 Athletes in 2017.
When you compete in the Festivus Games you can expect to be challenged but you can also expect to have a lot of fun! With our Novice class Festivus Games really is the perfect venue for your first functional-fitness competition. Our Intermediate class will provide enough challenge for all but the best of the best athletes so Festivus Games can be your competition of choice for years! And, if you should happen to be age-mature enough? We’ve got the Masters 45+ division. We love our Masters Athletes!
We offer an INDIVIDUAL event in April and a 2-PERSON TEAMS event in October each year. At our next event Novice, Intermediate and Masters athletes from across the country and various parts of the world will compete, all on the same day, in this one-day event. Each host will award the top three Athletes in each division for both male and female classes.
You can count on feats of strength “for the rest of us” for sure!