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BREAKING: CrossFit Permit Application Reveals Plans for Three Day Event

May 29, 2020 by
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According to a permit application filed with the County of Monterey, the CrossFit Games is planning a three-day competition at the CrossFit Ranch that would include a 200-foot long competition floor, catered food and upwards of 300 individuals on-site daily. Digital renderings also show multiple temporary structures to house medical, CrossFit media, broadcast, audio, staff and a large unspecified Rogue structure, as well as showers.

  • The application is specific to events at the ranch in Aromas, CA which leaves open the possibility of additional competition days hosted off-site.
  • Road biking and a beach or swim event are possible should CrossFit choose to host them off-site, both of which would most likely require separate permits.

The big picture: The details in this application offer the most comprehensive plan to date as to how CrossFit will actually pull off the event taking place in two months. Since CrossFit announced the relocation of the Games to Aromas, CA back in mid-April, there have been more questions than answers. Athletes, in particular, have been left in the dark on key planning details like transportation, lodging, mandatory quarantine, food and on-site coaching.

  • Notable athletes coming from overseas have yet to purchase tickets or arranged places to stay, according to multiple conversations with the Morning Chalk Up.
  • Foreign nationals are hoping that restrictions are lifted in time to secure a ticket and comply with any mandatory quarantines.

One big thing: This application has not yet been approved. The project is scheduled for a meeting with the Development Review Committee set to take place on Tuesday after which there are still more steps before a hearing is scheduled and approval granted. The Games is set to kick off in just over two months, which doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for approval.

The details based on the application.

  • Event starts 8:00 AM on Friday, July 31.
  • Event concludes 8:00 PM on Sunday, August 2.
  • They’re estimating a maximum of 300 people on site per day.
  • They plan to park a small number of people on-site and “shuttle the remaining people in.”
  • Modifications to the property do include “grading, dirt importation, dirt removal and/or drainage changes.”
  • Food will be served on-site.
  • A 220ft x 115ft competition floor to be built onsite that includes 10 lanes according to the digital rendering filed with the permit application.

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