FAQ about Friday Night Lights 2021

The Open is a global celebration of all the individual reasons we CrossFit.

Maybe it’s to live healthier lives. Maybe it’s to lift your kids or stay healthy for your family. Maybe it’s just to prove we can do more than we ever believed possible. Whatever it is, this is the time to show the world your unique why.

The Open is also the first stage of the Sanctioned CrossFit Competition Season. Top athletes will move onto the next stage of competition as they earn their way to the CrossFit Games in Madison, WI.

We will be supporting and encouraging each other through the Open in our fun in-house event called Friday Night Lights. On Fridays 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 we will do that week’s Open workout together in class and Friday evening, throwdown style.

Registered athletes will be organized into teams of 6-8. Your team will be assigned about a week before the Open starts. You can also email ,[email protected] to request your teammates. Teams will compete for points on attendance, spirit, weekly challenges, and Rx and Scaled leaderboard ranks.

Registration for FNL is free. Limited Edition FNL shirts will be available to order for $30


Q: I just started CrossFit, can I do Friday Night Lights?

A: YES! There are exercise options for ALL levels! Example: The Rx option might be pull ups, and the Scaled option might be ring rows.

Q: What is the difference between the CrossFit Open and Friday NIght Lights?

A: The Open is the official worldwide event for all Crossfitters, which is sanctioned by CrossFit Headquarters. People all over the world will do the same workout each week! If you sign up for the Open, you will be on a leaderboard where you can track your fitness baseline along with hundreds of thousands of others. You can see tons of data sorted such as age, occupation, location, etc. The Friday Night Lights tradition is how we facilitate the Open for all of our athletes here at CFF to make it easy to participate – and have a ton of FUN as a community. There’s really nothing else like it!

Q: How do I sign up for the Open?

A: Visit to register, and select CrossFit Fargo as your affiliate! It’s $20.

Q: How do I sign up for Friday Night Lights?

A: Visit to register.

Q: How do I order the CFF Friday Night Lights tshirt?

A: You can order your shirt online here: The order will be sent to the printer on March 5. We will receive our shirts back from the printer approximately March 19.

Q: What does Friday Night Lights entail?

A: Over three weeks, you and your teammates will work together to earn points for your team through fun challenges, attendance, and team spirit. On Friday March 12, Friday March 19, and Friday March 26, we will do the Open workout in class as well as Friday Evening, throwdown style! If you are officially signed up for the Open, you will have a judge verify your workout and you will submit your official score into the CrossFit Games leaderboard. Jessica, our affiliate manager, will then verify your score for CrossFit HQ. If you attend Friday Night Lights, you can expect themes, photographers, music, food, and fun! It’s a fitness party. We do have some athletes who are competing in the Sport of CrossFit and looking to rank in the top 10% to move onto the next stage of competition. We hope to have as many people as possible there to cheer them on!

Q: What happens if I miss a week?

A: No problem! You can do your Open workout anytime between that Thursday – Monday. Open gym time will be available, or you can do the equipment free option at home!


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