Correction: Late Rally Pushes Open Registration Past 2021, Continues 10% Growth Trend

February 28, 2022 by
Photo Credit: Justin LoFranco

Editors Note: The numbers originally quoted in the story were found to be incomplete, the story has been updated to reflect the correct numbers.

Shortly after 9 AM Pacific time the 2022 CrossFit Games Open hit an important milestone surpassing the total registration from a year prior. Despite needing roughly 100,000 registrants to join in the final week, a massive surge in sign-ups helped put this year’s Open over the top, settling in at an unofficial total of 293,805 just after 5 PM PT Tuesday.

One big thing: The final number represents an 11.49% increase from 2021 and is now the second consecutive year the official kick off to the season has seen growth north of the 10% range. While still a far cry from the high water mark of 2018, the late push - particularly around the 22.1 announcement on Thursday - highlights the importance of programming presentation and accessibility. 

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