THE CROSSFIT GAMES

The Fittest City Welcomes the Fittest on Earth.

Madison has proudly loved having the Fittest athletes and fans on earth in our city since 2017. The CrossFit Games have been the highlight of our summer and inspired so many in our community.

We fully support CrossFit's decision to host the safest competition possible as they crown the 2020 Fittest on Earth. We too believe the health and safety of athletes and fans are of paramount importance.

We wish the athletes our best and can’t wait to welcome them and thousands of fans back to Madison in 2021!

2019 Games Highlights


What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a high-intensity exercise program and competitive fitness sport focusing on functional movements (movements of everyday life, like squatting). Think Olympic weightlifting meets gymnastics meets running and everything in between.


Who does CrossFit?

You can find people of all ages and fitness levels at a CrossFit box (gym). Community and camaraderie are at the core of the program and CrossFitters love to “Work Hard, Play Hard!”

What are the CrossFit Games like?

The Games distinguish themselves from other sports by testing overall fitness, rather than skills in a specific area. In a “ready for anything” style, the athletes are challenged to a number of workouts that are kept secret until right before the event. In the past, they’ve been surprised with everything from a rough water swim to a pegboard climb. The pure strength of these athletes, plus the excitement of the unknown, make this a supercharged spectator sport.

On the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center, athletes and spectators can also enjoy a fitness festival with more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium where competitions will take place, a 20,000 square-foot beer garden, spectator workout space, live demos, music and a lot more.