Last night, we pulled the 2019 CrossFit Open registration numbers at the close of 19.1 at 5:00 PM PT. CrossFit confirmed that just shy of 357,000 athletes were registered.

Despite a surge of 77,000 registrations since we published our preliminary numbers on Thursday night, total registration is still down 14% from its peak of 416,000 in 2018. There are also less participants than in the 2017 Open.

While CrossFit affiliate numbers at an all-time high with more than 15,000 affiliates worldwide, 59,000 fewer athletes chose to participate in the Open this year. This translates to around $1.18 million less in registration revenue.

While athletes technically are still able to register until the end of the Open, they won’t be able to submit scores for past workouts, providing less incentive to register. At the end of the Open, we will analyze participation across the five weeks and final registration numbers.

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Open Registration (2011 – 2019)
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YEAR TOTAL % CHANGE
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2019 357,000 -14.18%
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2018 416,000 9.47%
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2017 380,000 17.17%
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2016 324,307 18.68%
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2015 273,257 30.15%
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2014 209,948 49.96%
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2013 140,000 100.00%
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2012 70,000 169.23%
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2011 26,000 NA

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