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CrossFit® Strength in Depth


CrossFit® Strength in Depth is the UK’s official CrossFit® Sanctional™ event. The event caters to elite individuals and teams as well as masters athletes and a new ballot format affiliate cup competition. The event will be held at the London ExCeL over the 24-26 January 2020.

The winning elites from the male, female and team divisions will advance to the 2020 Reebok CrossFit® Games in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.


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How Can I take part?

There are 4 divisions to participate in at CrossFit® Strength in Depth 2020.

  1. Elite Males/Females
  2. Masters
  3. Elite Teams (Teams of 4 – 2 male, 2 female)
  4. Affiliate Cup (Teams of 4 – 2 male, 2 female)

CrossFit® Strength in Depth will utilise the CrossFit Games Open (October – November 2019) workouts to qualify all Elite Individuals, Elite Teams and Masters.

Entrants to the Affiliate Cup division will be balloted from an open list of affiliate applicants.

All individual athletes and teams MUST have registered for CrossFit® Strength in Depth and  submitted their score by the close of Open workout 20.1 (Monday 14th October 5 p.m. PT).

Individuals and teams will be ranked against all those who have registered for the CrossFit® Strength in Depth leaderboard, NOT their worldwide Open ranking.


How Many Qualify

1. Elite Individuals

40 elite males and 40 elite females will compete at the CrossFit® Strength in Depth finals.

The 40 athletes will be comprised of the following:

– The top 10 UK athletes from the CrossFit® Strength in Depth Qualifier leaderboard.

– The top 25 Internationally placed athletes from the CrossFit® Strength in Depth Qualifier leaderboard.

Wildcard invitations will also go out to 5 male and 5 female athletes.


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2. Elite Teams

20 elite teams will compete at the CrossFit® Strength in Depth finals.

The 20 teams will be comprised of the following:

– The top 16 Internationally placed teams from the CrossFit® Strength in Depth Qualifier leaderboard.
– The 4 winners of the following UK domestic competitions: Unite Fitness Festival, The Glasgow Classic, Battle for Middle Ground Winter Solider and Strength in Depth Origins. 

Team members will  complete the Open workouts as individuals. The overall team score will be the combination of all 4 individual scores.

Athletes can enter as an individual as well as a part of a team, however if the athlete qualifies for both divisions, they may only accept one invitation to the final and forfeit the other division invite to the next eligible team or individual.

Teams will comprise of two males and two females, they DO NOT need to train in the same geographical location and ‘superteams’ are permitted, provided all other qualifying criteria are met. Teams are established at the point of registering. Teams may substitute a team member up to the end of the online qualifiers, however all five qualifier scores submitted MUST be completed by the same 4 athletes. 

3. Masters

Following the CrossFit® Strength in Depth Qualifiers the top 10 male and female masters athletes from each of the following divisions will receive an invitation to the finals.

35-39 years of age
40-44 years of age
45-49 years of age
50-54 years of age
55-59 years of age (5 males and 5 females)
60+ years of age (5 males and 5 females)


4. Affiliate Cup

60 teams will compete in the CrossFit® SiD Affiliate Cup. Team entry will be via a closed ballot. Initially the team ballot will be limited to UK teams that have registered for SiD Origins 2019. Following this ballot if the 60 teams are not filled team places will be opened up to the wider UK CrossFit community. Please follow our social channels for the latest updates

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