Event Information:The 2010 North East Regional Qualifier, in Albany, New York. This is our opportunity to show the rest of the world that the North East is training hard and ready to dominate the sport of CrossFit! There are 65 competitor slots for the men and 65 slots for the women. All of the Individual Athlete spots must be qualified for at one of the two Sectional Events that are held in our Region.
The North East Regional Qualifier will be a demanding 2 1/2 day competition designed to find the three fittest men, women, affiliate teams and masters competitors to represent New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island in Aromas California at the 2010 CrossFit Games.
Event dates are as Friday, May 21st - Sunday, May 23rd. It is mandatory, for all participants and staff to complete check-in and registration on Friday May 21st between the hours of 12:00pm and 8pm. An early mandatory Friday check-in and registration has been added for Affiliate Teams and Masters competitors. Additionally, a mandatory staff meeting, including Event Judges and Volunteers will be held at 7:30pm on Friday.
In addition, there will a Masters Division this year. You must be over 50 years old to compete. There will be a limited number of spots for this division. The Master’s competition will take place on Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd.
To all Participants and Event Staff/Volunteers, we will have competitive event WOD’s on Friday afternoon May 21st for all Affiliate Teams. This decision was dependent on registration numbers and staff/volunteer numbers. We promise you that all factors have been taken into consideration: travel time, added cost and conflicts with work before this final decision was made. However, within the constraints of staff and quality, 2 and ½ days of competition is a minimum for the number of competitors we will be hosting. We will make every possible concession we can to accommodate you - the athletes - but for consistency and fairness only competitors that compete in all scheduled WODs will be ranked for the qualifying spots! Please plan accordingly. Email Jason Ackerman: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Current schedule: (subject to change)
Tuesday May 18th
Event WOD’s with video demo and standards will be released.
Thursday May 20th
Official Event Heats and Competitor List released.
Friday May 21st
12pm - 6pm Venue opens, spectator admission, Mandatory participant check-in all registrants
1pm - 2pm Event WOD Check-in for Affiliate Teams
4pm - 7pm Affiliate Teams WOD
7pm - Announcements
7:30pm - Mandatory Meeting for all Staff (Event Judges and Volunteers)
Saturday May 29th
7am - Venue opens, late check-in and spectator admission
8:30am - Opening Ceremonies
9am - Individual Competitor WODs begin
1pm - Masters Event
7pm - Sunday Event WOD’s Q and A, Sunday heats and start time posted
Sunday May 30th
7am - Venue opens
9am - Sunday WODs begin
6pm - Awards Ceremony
Tentative WOD schedule (subject to change):
Individual Competitors 2 WODs on Saturday and 2 WODs on Sunday
Affiliate Team Competitors 1 WOD on Friday, 1 WOD on Saturday and 1 WOD on Sunday
Masters Competitors 1 WOD on Saturday and 1 WOD on Sunday
- One cut will be made after the Third Individual WOD Sunday Morning.
- No scaling option available for Individual Competitors or Teams.
- Scaling will be an option for Masters.
Event Costs for Spectators:
Spectators will pay $50 for one ticket. One ticket will get two wristbands allowing access to two adults for the full 2 and ½ days i.e. the entire weekend of events! Please register on-line as a Spectator and select a Guest for the additional wristband. Any changes in guest selection may be completed online with the registration re-entry feature before our registration closes Wednesday May 19th. Any last minute changes will be handled on site and there will be no charge for the change. All Spectators and Guests must complete a release Waiver either online or day of event with gate entry ticket purchases. Gate entry on any day of the event will be the same $50.00 for one ticket and two wristbands. As always children 12 and under are free.
Can I buy spectator tickets on site?
Yes, you can. All transactions will be cash only.
I am coming into Albany a little early. Is there somewhere I can workout prior to Friday?
All Albany CrossFit classes will be running as scheduled (through Thursday evening) the week of the Regional Games. Anyone that is in town for the Games is welcome to come in and workout during those times. A T-shirt from your box (small or medium) is highly appreciated!
You have access to the locker facilities in the Court Club which includes the use of lockers (bring your own lock if desired), showers, and saunas (steamroom and hot tub in men's locker room). Rental towels are available for $ 1.00.
ACF is located minutes from the Northway (I-87), the Thruway, and I-90. The address is:
The Albany International Airport is located approximately 10 minutes from ACF. The airport code is ALB.
There is also an Amtrak station located in Rensselaer and a Greyhound bus station located in downtown Albany both about 15 - 20 minutes away from ACF.
Public transportation around ACF is not very convenient.
Our parking lot will be closed to accommodate the event. We will use the adjacent mall parking lot, located about 100 yards from the event.
Here are some suggestions for hotels in the area, but there are many other options. The best is to search for hotels located on or around Wolf Road in Albany.
189 Wolf Rd
Courtyard by Marriot
168 Wolf Rd
205 Wolf Rd
216 Wolf Road
10 Ulenski Drive
There is a food court located in Colonie Center which is a mall walking distance from ACF.
Other options for food are:
Maurice’s Sandwich Shop
133 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
155 Wolf Rd
18 Wolf Rd
There is also a supermarket (Hannaford) across the street on Wolf Road located in a strip mall that also includes Bruegger’s Bagel and Zia’s Pizza.
Event Judges and Volunteers are needed, please register online. You are what make these events possible. Remember: free entry, food, T-shirts and front row viewing of our event!
The more judges we can have at our event the better and smoother it will run. We are looking first for Level 2 CrossFit coaches, secondly would be a Level 1 coach that trains at an affiliate, thirdly all Level 1 coaches. Please apply via online registration page. Email Jason at Albanycrossfit@gmail.com with any questions.
We will need help for everything from setting up and breaking down equipment, registrations, merchandise, to collecting garbage. All volunteers will receive free entry, food, and T-shirt, as well as get to be a part of THE prominent CrossFit competition in the North East.
We have tons of sponsorship opportunities! Please contact Jason at email@example.com for more information.