Hello Festivus Games Competitors! Welcome to the Fall edition of the Athlete Info email, designed to give you important information to enjoy a day of competition at Fearless Athletics | CrossFit South Philly. This is our 6th year hosting the Festivus Games and our first time hosting the team edition. We are super excited to welcome you all to the box on Saturday!
Festivus Games 101
There is limited street parking in our neighborhood. Most streets have a two-hour limit that is strictly enforced by the PPA. Your best option is the parking garage on 11th Street, between South and Lombard Streets, which is just two short blocks north of our facility. Please consider carpooling with friends and athletes from your gym to help minimize the impact of additional cars in the neighborhood and in the parking garage.
Check-In begins at 8am sharp. ALL athletes must check-in at the front desk when arriving. If your partner hasn’t arrived then you will be asked to wait until he/she is present before checking in. Help us speed up the process and follow the steps below.
HEATS + SCORECARDS
We will be running the WODs in the following order:
WOD 2: “The Walking Dead”
WOD 1: “Hold My Protein Shake”
WOD 3: “Burp, Jump and Row Balls to the Wall”
Floater WOD: “Bells and Barrows” will be running until about 1:00 pm
We will run each WOD in the following order:
Our event emcees will be announcing heats throughout the day AND we will have heat schedules posted throughout the box. Pay attention and do not miss your heat!
We will host an athlete briefing at 8:45 am. Here, we will review each WOD + demo the movements in the WOD, inform you of our house rules and answer any questions you may have. As an athlete, it is your responsibility to thoroughly review the written and visual movement standards set forth by Festivus Games HQ Staff.
ATHLETE WARM UP AREA
The warm up area will be located outside of our garage doors on 11th Street. This area is reserved for athletes only. Spectators are asked to stay clear of this area for safety purposes and to accommodate the number of athletes we will have warming up. Please give your fellow athletes in the upcoming 2-3 heats priority over the space and equipment.
Admission is free for all spectators. While we absolutely love our four-legged friends, they are best kept outdoors and not inside of our facility.
The competition lanes will be marked off with visible tape. Please let your spectators know to stay out of designated athlete areas.
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Neighborhood offerings include a Whole Foods Market, SNAP Kitchen & ACME Market at 10th and South Streets; Starbucks at 9th and South Streets and a CVS Pharmacy at 11th and South Streets. All are within a very short walking distance of the gym.
Our judges include our coaching staff, trainer interns and senior members, all with a competitive background and/or prior judging experience. We host two judges clinics and standards meetings in the weeks leading up to the competition. If you or your coach have a question about a movement standard or rep, please bring it directly to the head judge, both of whom will be introduced at the athlete briefing.
At the conclusion of the last heat of the last WOD, we will calculate the scores and announce our top 3 in each of the six divisions. Please stick around to collect your prize packs and congratulate each other!
The staff and organizing committee thank you for choosing Fearless Athletics | CrossFit South Philly as your Festivus Games site. Be sure to check out our events page throughout the year for competitions, workshops, seminars and events!