The Danish Functional Fitness Championship Showcases Community
The Danish Functional Fitness organization, Funktionel Fitness Danmark, will host the first-ever Danish National championships starting Friday, October 30th.
The details: The competition, only open to Danish citizens, will take place online from October 30th through November 15th.
- Two workouts will be released each week.
- Workouts will be announced each Friday at 12:00 PM local time (7:00 AM EST) with a live announcement featuring some of the top athletes in Denmark going head to head.
- Athletes can either register for the elite individual division or for the community division as pairs.
- Workouts will be programmed by CrossFit Games athlete Tim Paulson.
- There are over $30,000 in prizes.
- Registration costs anywhere from 100-150 DKK (depending on your division) and is available on Competition Corner.
The prizes (in US dollars)
- 1st place : $3,000
- 2nd place : $1,500
- 3rd place $750
- $200 per event win
Why it matters: After a tough year for the functional fitness community around the world, the Danish Functional Fitness championships gives athletes of all levels from the Danish CrossFit community the opportunity to showcase their fitness even if the competition cannot be held in person.
- “I wanted to give something back to the Danish CrossFit community. And this is it,” Nikolaj Rønnow, Event Director
- Athletes of all levels are invited to partner with their favorite workout buddy and throw down each week for the opportunity to win prizes and bragging rights from a number of sponsors in the community division.
- It’s events like these including community-based divisions that will keep growing the sport of fitness beyond the elite divisions.
The bottom line: Even during these unprecedented times, the fitness community continues to come together in unconventional ways. We saw it last weekend at the 2020 CrossFit games, which drew more than 11 million viewers to the live stream and we will continue to see it moving forward as the fitness community moves into the 2021 season.