HYROX World Championships to Land in Nice, France

September 3, 2023 by
Image Credit: HYROX
Enjoying Morning Chalk Up? Access additional exclusive interviews, analyses, and stories with an Rx membership.

Just announced on Friday, HYROX will be hosting its World Championship for the ‘23-’24 season in Nice, France at the Palais des Expositions-Nice Acropolis. 

Remind me: HYROX and CrossFit have maintained a close relationship as many professional CrossFit athletes have tested themselves in the hybrid sport and have competed at a high level. Just last month, James Newbury, Ricky Garard and Katelin Van Zyl competed in Sydney. This is not a new trend, others such as Sam Briggs, Kristi Eramo O’Connell, Elijah Muhammad and Adam Klink have participated in HYROX events in the past. 

The details: Over the course of three days, there will be age group, solo and partner competitors, racing to crown the champion for each division. The elite race will be livestreamed, and this year’s event boasts a $150,000 prize purse. 

  • Additionally, Hyrox has announced a new season structure and qualification process for its Elite15 Series for this upcoming season with over $300,000 in prize money available. 

The Elite15 series is the professional racing division in the world of HYROX, featuring the top 15 female and top 15 male athletes competing in various formats. This season’s Elite15 Series will consist of the following key events:

  • Four regional races, with the top three times at each earning coveted spots at the HYROX World Championships.
  • Two Last Chance Qualifiers, providing athletes with one last opportunity to secure a spot at the HYROX World Championships.
  • And, the HYROX World Championship, the crown jewel of the season, where the best of the best will compete for titles, prize money, and the title of HYROX World Champion.

Over the next year, 175,000 people are expected to take part in HYROX events throughout the world, as competitions will be held in 65 different venue cities. At each event, there are a set number of qualifying spots up for grabs, depending on the number of people participating. You can browse the current venue locations for the upcoming season and register now

On the upcoming changes to the event and the newly announced venue, HYROX founder Christian Toetzke shared his thoughts:

  • “Nice, France, will set the stage for the 2024 HYROX World Championships, where athletes will converge to compete and inspire. Against the backdrop of the stunning French Riviera, the HYROX World Championships will see HYROX Elite and everyday athletes push their limits even further and redefine what’s possible.” 
  • “It’s incredible to think that from the humble beginnings of our first season of races in 2018, where 11,000 people took part, we’ve now skyrocketed to a forecasted 175,000 participants across the 2023-’24 season. This is a testament to the passion and dedication of our HYROX community as we continue to witness year-on-year growth.”

The bottom line: The World Championship will take place June 7-9, 2024, and with the increasing prevalence of CrossFit athletes entering into the hybrid space, we can speculate that we will see some familiar names competing for a ticket to Nice.

Get the Newsletter

For a daily digest of all things CrossFit. Community, Competitions, Athletes, Tips, Recipes, Deals and more.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.