The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the toughest athletes on Earth as well as a thrilling experience for spectators. Since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games have become “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” according to Forbes.
The Games were created to fill a void—no other true test of fitness existed. From Ironman triathlons to the NFL, all other athletic events neglected to accurately test fitness. Even decathlons, while testing a relatively wide range of abilities, missed vital components of physical fitness.
The CrossFit Games events are made up of a broad range of functional movements. Functional movements move large loads, long distances, quickly. These movements also form the basis of our exercise program. Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.
Athletes may qualify for the Games through the worldwide Open or the Age Group Online Qualifier. Top athletes and teams from Sanctionals™ also earn invitations. The week of the CrossFit Games is a festival of fitness, with fans from around the globe coming to watch the competition while also connecting with fellow CrossFitters, trainers and affiliate owners.
Items PROHIBITED at CrossFit Games:
Items not permitted into the facility include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Food, alcohol, etc.
· Noisemakers, whistles, air horns, musical instruments
· Glass bottles, metal cans, etc.
· Animals (except service animals)
· Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas, etc.
· Fireworks, slingshots, smoke bombs, laser pointers, etc.
· Large bags, large backpacks, suitcases, briefcases, beach bags, etc.
· Water guns, toy/replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
· Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates, etc.
· Flags/signs larger than 3by4 feet
· Sticks, poles, rods
· Confetti or streamers
Guests found in possession of the above mentioned items will be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of it. Guests found in possession of the above mentioned items inside of the facility may be subject to the confiscation of the items or possible ejection. Guests found in possession of fireworks or explosive devices will be ejected from the facility. Guests who refuse to comply may be denied entry or will be ejected from the facility and may be subject to arrest.
2019 CROSSFIT GAMES MEDIA GUIDELINES
The CrossFit Games (the “Event”) is a private event owned and operated by CrossFit, Inc. (“CrossFit”). It’s the greatest gathering and expression of the CrossFit community on the planet. And it’s the proving ground for The Fittest in Earth.
CrossFit has long recognized that the execution, energy, fun, and excitement of the event is driven by those who attend, volunteer, participate, and compete at the Games.
CrossFit’s 2019 Media Guidelines (“Guidelines”) are intended to encourage individuals to capture, record, and broadcast their experience of the CrossFit Games in whatever manner and on whatever platform they choose. Tell your CrossFit Games story through your pictures to your community.
For this reason, CrossFit has revised its Guidelines to allow individuals attending the event to use professional-quality photography and recording equipment (including selfie sticks), provided that their use is non-commercial and non-professional in nature and does not impede the Event experience for others. Bring your big lenses and tripods.
For those who look to produce professional or commercial media in connection with the Event, CrossFit places certain restrictions, guidelines, and limitations.
Violations of these guidelines may result in your removal from the Event, revocation of credential(s), and other legal action taken against you.
Event attendees are welcome and encouraged to use photos, videos, and audio recordings taken at the Event (“Media”) for personal use, which includes:
• Sharing on personal social media accounts, as long as the posts are not commercial in any manner.
• Displaying on personal websites, as long as the websites do not sell any products or services and/or do not appear to be an official CrossFit website.
• Sharing with friends and family.
CrossFit encourages you to express yourself and capture the Event and community as a photographer, videographer, and/or audio artist.
If you wish to use photos, videos, or audio obtained at the Event for professional or commercial uses, then you must apply to CrossFit before the Event to insure the proper credentials and/or license are obtained (see below).
CrossFit seeks to accommodate as many professional use permits for the Event as possible. Professional use includes, but is not limited to:
• Publishing Media in a printed or online book, magazine, or newspaper.
• Using Media in a professional quality video.
• Displaying Media on a non-personal website gallery, or social media account.
• Distributing Media to any third-party group or publication.
• Widely distributing Media beyond a personal network of friends and family.
Only individuals who execute a separate written Professional Media Agreement with CrossFit and who obtain specific Media credentials from CrossFit (“Bearers”) may use Media in a professional manner.
CrossFit will provide credential(s) necessary for Bearers to gain access to specific areas at the Event for the sole and exclusive purpose of Event coverage and athlete media relations as outlined by their Professional Media Agreement. This credential is non-transferable and Bearers shall not sell, donate, or provide it to anyone before, during, or after its use at the Event.
Bearers shall also obtain any and all necessary licenses, consents, or releases permitting the use of any party’s proprietary material, including, but not limited to any party’s copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or other proprietary or personal rights, included in any Media obtained in connection with the credential or the Event.
To apply as a professional, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial use includes, but is not limited to:
• Use of Media or other accounts of the Event or CrossFit’s intellectual property to sell or promote a product, service, or idea.
• Use of Media in a documentary, TV show, or film.
• Advertising, marketing, and promotional activities all fall into this category.
Those seeking to record and / or produce Media for a commercial use must seek a commercial use license from CrossFit in advance of the Event.
Unless specifically agreed to in writing by CrossFit, commercial use of any picture, audio description, videotape/film or drawing of the Event is otherwise strictly prohibited.
To apply for a commercial use license, please contact email@example.com.
CrossFit’s Intellectual Property
CrossFit®, CrossFit Games®, Forging Elite Fitness®, 3...2...1...Go!®, Fittest on Earth® and Sport of Fitness® are trademarks of CrossFit, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. These trademarks may not be used for any commercial or third-party purposes without CrossFit’s written consent.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions concerning these media guidelines.