Press Release: First Annual Oregon CrossFit Championships

The Oregon CrossFit Championships will be held on Saturday, May 30th, 2009, in Bend, OR from 9 am to 6 pm. Participating athletes will test all ten elements of fitness performing bodyweight, weightlifting and endurance movements at stations along a course in the Old Mill District on the Deschutes River Centennial Loop and in Farewell Bend Park. The course will be short, at less than 2 miles, and should take most participants between 15 and 30 minutes, but will be very intense, challenging and fun! The exact course and movements will be posted the week of the event.

This event is open to ALL levels with Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Elite Classes for both men and women. We will award the winner of every category and the top 3 in advanced and elite. The finals event will be held at 5pm that evening. Athletes must place in the top 8 advanced or elite in the first event to qualify for the finals. The public is invited to come down and watch the competition.

The Oregon CrossFit Championships is the largest CrossFit competition in Oregon and the annual event that will determine who the fittest Oregonians are. The top athletes from the other 15 CrossFit Affiliates across the state are expected to compete for the team trophy. Winners from the Men’s and Women’s Advanced categories will be awarded an all expense-paid trip to the 3rd Annual CrossFit Games July 10th-12th in Aromas, CA (see

This event is limited to the first 200 athletes. Registration fee is $20.00, which includes an official event t-shirt. The deadline is May 25th at 6pm. To register online go to or register by phone at 541-923-3433. Check-in can be completed between 7am and 8am prior to the event or you can attend the early-bird check in-party at Central Oregon CrossFit at 50 SW Bond #4 at 6pm on May 29, 2009.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Saving Grace (formally COBRA). Saving Grace provides comprehensive family violence and sexual assault services and promotes the value of living life free from violence. Saving Grace works to support healthy families in our community. To learn more about the services of Saving Grace please visit

For more information on the First Annual Oregon CrossFit Championships, call 541-923-3433 or go on line to To find out more about CrossFit, the “School of Fitness”, class schedules and fees, call COC at 923-3433 or visit them at

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  1. This is sure to be an impressive event. I just started CrossFit 3 weeks ago at the Central Oregon location (next to Simply Organic Coffee) and am seeing big improvements in my strength, stamina, cardio ability, and outlook on life – something about getting your butt kicked by exercise always turns my frown into a smile 🙂 They offer a free intro class, so check it out – you will not be sorry you did! The people who go are awesome – really supportive and fun, and the coaches are also high-quality people – really care about form, technique and encouraging you to give it your all. As for the event, I am looking forward to seeing all the participants give it their all!

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