Festivus Games is the first worldwide competition designed for the novice and intermediate athlete. Determining exactly where to draw a line between novice and intermediate is a tricky task at best, but we have come up with a line nonetheless. Remember, these are not absolutes. Just guidelines. If you match up with a majority of any of these choose that category.
NOVICE OR INTERMEDIATE?
If at least four of these six guidelines are true for you then we suggest you go Novice. Otherwise we suggest you go Intermediate.
- Unassisted pull ups less than 5/2 (Male/Female)
- 1-rep max deadlift is less than 300/225 (Male/Female)
- Mile run is over 10 minutes
- 2000-meter row is over 8 minutes (Male) or 9 minutes (Female)
- You have no clue what your Fran time is
- You’ve been Crossfitting less than six months
We first offered a Masters division for our October 17, 2015 event. As a Masters Athlete you will use the same loads and movements as the Novice Athletes, however, you will only be competing against others who are 45 and older. Just because you are 45+ doesn’t mean you have to go Masters. If you are a bad ass Masters Athlete you can opt to register for the Novice or even the Intermediate division.
If you are 45+ and you still compete as an Rx Athlete elsewhere you are over qualified for Festivus Games. If you qualified for the Crossfit Masters invite after finishing this year’s Open you are over qualified as well.
This competition is designed for athletes who are new to competitions or who, for any number of reasons, are not at the Rx level or higher. The goal is to promote a friendly, yet competitive environment for those who wish to challenge themselves. This is not designed for fire-breather level athletes. You are probably over qualified for The Festivus Games if you have several of the following bench marks equal to or better than:
- You compete in the Crossfit Open and Rx every WOD as an Athlete under age 40
- 5:00 min Fran
- 1-rep max deadlift 500/300 (Male/Female)
- 4:00 min Grace
- 275/185 C+J
- 25:00 Kelly
- 15+ rounds of Cindy
- 2000-meter row less than 6:30-minutes (Male) 7:30-minutes (Female)
or you have competed in such events as CrossFit Regionals, Beast of The East, Garage Games, Fire Breather competitions, and any other elite level competitions. Please let those with less experience enjoy the spirit of The Festivus Games and display their own FEATS OF STRENGTH!