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Online Challenge & Qualifier

What are the dates for the WZAOC?

The Individual OC runs for 2 weeks: Week 1: Sept 15th – 19th, 2022, Week 2: Sept 22nd – 26th, 2022. The Team OC runs from October 13th – 24th, 2022.

When are the workouts released?

For individuals, week one workouts are released on September 15th, 2022, and week two workouts are released on September 22nd, 2022! For teams of 3, all workouts are released over the first two days (October 13th & 14th, 2022).

Do I have to film my workout?

Any athletes attempting to earn a spot to compete in Miami MUST submit the required videos. Workout videos will be due at the conclusion of the Online Challenge. 

All competing and eligible athletes will be notified as to which videos to submit at the designated time. This also applies to athletes attempting to register for WZA Miami through Open Registration.

Which age group do I register for?

The cut-off date for those looking to register in one of our age group divisions (masters or teenagers) is January 1, 2023. Whatever age you will be on that date is the division that you register in for the WZAOC!  

Do teams have to train together?

Nope! Teammates do not have to be in the same gym or even the same country in order to participate. Workouts do not have to be completed at the same time. 

Can we sub a teammate DURING the WZAOC?

If a teammate you registered initially with cannot complete all the WZAOC workouts, there is still a chance to qualify. Team Captains can replace teammates at any point during the WZAOC via Competition Corner. Any athlete who substituted midway through the Team Challenge must complete ALL the team workouts before the score submission deadline. No team substitutions or score submissions may be made after score submission closes.  

Can we sub a teammate AFTER the WZAOC ends?

Once a team is registered for WZA Miami, they are eligible to substitute one athlete for a valid extenuating circumstance for a one-time fee of $100 USD. Only ONE (1) athlete per team of three may be substituted. Once your one substitution has been made, your team is unable to make any further substitutions. The deadline to substitute an athlete for WZA Miami 2023 is Monday, December 12th, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET. All substitution inquiries must be made via email via [email protected] before this time. 

Note: The substituted athlete did not have to complete the Online Qualifier.  

How does Open Registration work?

On a pre-identified date, registration for specific divisions will open to all eligible athletes who completed the WZAOC in its entirety (including video submission). Athletes are invited to race against other eligible athletes to sign up and secure their spot to compete at WZA Miami. 

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Who is eligible for Open Registration?

To become eligible for Open Registration, all athletes must complete all WZAOC workouts for their appropriate division (individual and/or team) and submit their scores for all workouts and any requested videos (prior to the video submission deadline).

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How many scaled spots are available via Open Registration?

  • Individual Scaled: 20 Spots Per Gender  
  • Adaptive Seated: 5 Spots Per Gender  
  • Adaptive Standing: 5 Spots Per Gender 
  • Team of 3 Scaled: 40 Spots Per Gender 


Who gets an invite to Miami?

 Individual Elite Division at WZA Miami  

  • CrossFit Games 2022: All Individual Elite Athletes  
  • Individual CrossFit Games Top 3: 2016-2022  
  • Individual Top 3 at WZA 2022: Top 3 Men & Women  
  • Individual Winners at WZA & GG in the last five years: 1st Place Men & Women Individual Elite Male & Female winners at: 
    • Madrid CF Challenge 2022  
    • FITLAND 2022  
    • Black Challenge 2022 
    • The Greatness Fit Fest 2022 
    • Argentina Throwdown 2022 

Elite Team of 3  

  • CrossFit Games 2022 – Top 10 Teams May put together one (1) male and one (1) female team of 3 consisting of both CrossFit Games teams  
  • Any individual Elite Invited athlete may put together an Elite Team of 3, as long as a minimum of two (2) of the three (3) athletes are part of the invite criteria  

Age Groups

  • 1st place 2022 Wodapalooza and/or 2022 CrossFit Games 

Who gets a coach’s pass and how do I get my coach’s pass?

Each Community Division or Teen Individual athlete and each team will receive one (1) coaches pass that will allow their coach entry into Bayfront Park each competition day, however, it will not gain them entry to the athlete warm-up area.  

Each Elite athlete and Elite team will be given one (1) coaches pass that will allow their coach entry into Bayfront Park each competition day and entry into the warmup area.  

Each Teenage athlete, who must be always accompanied by a parent/guardian, will be given two (2) coaches passes, one for a parent/guardian and the other for a coach. 

Can my coach come into the warm-up area with me?

Due to space constraints, only Elite and Teen Division coaches are allowed access to the warmup area.


Where does WZA Miami take place?

Wodapalooza takes place in Bayfront Park in Miami from January 13-16, 2022.

What is the parking situation?

Parking in downtown Miami is extremely limited. There are a few parking areas across from Bayfront Park, otherwise, we recommend checking the parking map provided by Miami Parking Authority here:

Where can I stay close to the action/are there WZA Miami room blocks or deals?

Check out our travel and accommodations page for some awesome deals with local hotels here:  

What happens if it rains?

If there is no thunder or lightning within a 10-mile radius, competition will continue as scheduled, even in the rain. We recommend bringing an umbrella or poncho with you as afternoon showers are a regular occurrence in South Florida year-round. 

My plans have changed - can I get a refund on my ticket?

Unfortunately, no refunds are allowed.