The crew from Fuel2Go who will be on hand at the Ranch this weekend
You only have a couple of minutes left! We need the following information from you by Wed 4/29 at midnight or you will not be placed in a heat:
Workout A: Rx'd or Scaled
Workout B: Rx'd or Scaled
Name of person who made credit card payment for registration (if other than yourself)
Email us that info at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wed 4/29 at midnight and you're good to go.
And now, onto other matters...
Below is some information you may find useful for your weekend down on the Ranch.
In no particular order:
Fuel2Go will be available at the NorCal Qualifiers! F2G will be there to provide healthy and delicious foods for spectators and participants on both Saturday and Sunday. All of their food is local, organic, and Zone friendly!
The following foods will be available:
Post-workout nutrition bars
Hard-boiled eggs & fruit
Persian lime & honey almonds
Paleo kits of jerky, berries & nuts
Heirloom tomato tuna salad with olives
Curried Fulton Valley chicken salad in whole wheat pita
Chicken/Prather Ranch beef skewers with vegetables and whole grain salad
Diestel turkey chili
More on Fuel2Go: http://fuel2go.blogspot.com/
Final Bits and Pieces Related to Day 1 Standards
First and foremost, we've released the PDF that details all of the movement standards for Day 1 workouts. You can find it on the righthand side of the blog (see Day 1 Workout Standards), as well as here: http://www.pennstatekarate.org/temp/NorCal_2009_Standards.pdf
Also, just to answer a question that's been batted around in the comments over the last couple of days, yes, you can go behind the neck for the shoulder-to-overhead movement in Workout A.
There's precedent for this type of allowance, from none other than CrossFit HQ in their "Freddy's Revenge" video:
Windows Media Version of Freddy's Revenge
Quicktime Version of Freddy's Revenge
What about tape and other things you might need for the workouts?
Medical providers will be on site, but only for emergency incidents. We will have a small crew and supplies are limited. Bring your own chalk, tape, band-aids, and antibiotic ointment for you hands. The last two years have seen numerous athletes at the Games tear their hands competing. Bring whatever medication you need, and if you even might need an inhaler, please bring it!
Incidentally, chalk, tape, and even gloves (if you can suffer through the teasing...kidding!) are allowed. Any lifting aids, such as straps, are not.
How It Will Go Down Over the Weekend
Saturday, May 2nd
Volunteer Check-In: Begins at 6am SHARP! There will be a main registration booth for both volunteers and athletes. Please check in when you arrive!
Standards Meeting for Volunteers: 6:30am. This is a mandatory meeting for judges.
Competitor Check-In: 6:30am to 8am. Come to the registration tent to sign your waiver, get your athlete card, t-shirt, and competition number.
Competition Begins: We'll be running Workout A and Workout B simultaneously. We'll run both workouts from 9am to 12pm in the morning session. Then we'll take a 1-hour break, everyone will switch workouts (if you did Workout A in the morning, you'll do Workout B in the afternoon and vice-versa) and we'll run the afternoon session from 1pm to 4pm.
We'll be running 12-person heats for both workouts. You'll find out your heat time for the morning session and the afternoon session on the blog tomorrow (we're shooting for getting those details posted by no later than noon).
Saturday Night After the Day's Competition is Over
There will be two major happenings Saturday night:
- We'll be announcing the Sunday workout, along with a demonstration of the movement standards that will be in place for the workout.
- Pat Barber (4th place, 2008 CrossFit Games) and his band will be playing at the Ranch!
Sunday, May 3rd
We'll be running the top 40 men and top 20 women in heats for the Sunday workout from 9am to 1pm. A medal presentation will follow at the conclusion of the final heat.
All other competitors will have the chance to do the Sunday workout as well. It's optional, so you don't have to do the workout if you don't want to, but if you don't, you'll be missing out on a workout that will use the terrain of the Ranch in a way that's never been done in Games competition.
For competitors outside of the top 40/20, we'll be running the Sunday workout in two separate sessions:
- From 7am to 8:45am (for all you early birds)
- From 1pm 'til whenever the last heat is done (approximately 4pm if we have full participation in the morning heats)
Address: The Ranch, 275 Dunbarton Rd, Aromas, CA 92115
Google Map of the Ranch
Can I bring my RV?
Yes, but all RVs need to be on the ranch by Friday night.
Can I camp overnight on site?
Yes. But please be respectful of the property and of those hosting this event. It's their land, after all.
What about spectators?
Spectators can come free of charge. Let's pack the house! The more fan support, the better.