Festivus for the Rest of Us
On October 14th, CrossFit Bradenton will be hosting the Festivus Games team competition. The Festivus Games motto, “Feats of Strength for the Rest of Us,” caters to CrossFit athletes who aren’t hard core fire-breathing bad asses.
The first Festivus competition was held on April 30th, 2011. The concept was simple yet long overdue. Since novice and intermediate athletes make up 95% of CrossFitters, it made sense to have a competition designed only for them. No firebreather types allowed!
The name comes from a well-known Seinfeld episode. If you’re not familiar with the episode where the made-up holiday Festivus is explained, you owe it to yourself to watch it. As the made-up holiday “Festivus” was created “for the rest of us” Festivus Games continues the tradition of a light-hearted spirit with “feats of strength for the rest of us.”
Since the first competition with about 70 athletes Festivus Games has grown to over 16,000 athletes nationally in 2016. The team event is only in its second year, but makes for an interesting competition, with some twists that can only be done in teams.
“When you compete in the Festivus Games you can expect to be challenged but you can also expect to have a lot of fun! Festivus Games really is the perfect venue for your first functional-fitness competition.” States CrossFit Bradenton Coowner Beth Vannata.