FITTEST OF THE COAST

RIDE THE WAVE

OVERVIEW

ONLINE QUALIFIER (Sept. 29 - Oct. 25, 2022)

The first step of qualifying to compete at FOTC is through the Coastal Qualifier. Top athletes (individual & two-person teams) who finish in a certain ranking or position earn their spot to compete at the Charleston Convention Center February 10-12, 2023. Athletes will complete five scored workouts over the course of four weeks. One week there will be a two-scored workout. The qualifier begins Thursday, September 29 and runs through Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Workouts are released every Thursday evening at 7pm (EST) and athletes have until 9pm (EST) the following Tuesday to submit a score.

EVENT (Feb. 10-12, 2023)

Athletes will experience a professional-like event, featuring a beautifully designed competition floor similar to that of some of the biggest events in the CrossFit space. FOTC organization and communication are the gold standard among events, and athletes will never be left in the dark when it comes to event communication. Athletes will experience fun, yet challenging programming that is division appropriate. The event takes place in the climate controlled halls of the Charleston Convention Center in historic Charleston, SC, and features a large vendor village and a separate hall for athletes to lounge in during the competition. Seating will be available for athletes and spectators around the competition floor. Nearby hotels provide athletes the ability to walk to the Convention Center. Individuals will compete Friday afternoon into Saturday afternoon. Two-person teams will compete Saturday afternoon into Sunday afternoon. All divisions will feature a minimum of five workout scores. Charleston, South Carolina, has regularly been named the top U.S. city to visit, so be sure to plan to stop at some of the world-famous restaurants and breweries while at Fittest of the Coast! 

HOW TO COMPETE

CHOOSE DIVISION

Compete as an individual or on a two-person team. Or you can do both! Qualifier workouts are the same for individual and team divisions, so you don't have to worry about two different workouts each week.

JOIN THE QUALIFIER

The first step of qualifying to compete at FOTC is through the Coastal Qualifier. Top athletes (individual & team) who finish in a certain ranking or position earn their spot to compete at the Charleston Convention Center February 10-12, 2023. Registration opens August 1, 2022.

EARN SPOT

Finish among the top finishers within your division to earn a spot. Didn't earn a spot? Do not worry! There is a backfill process and open registration time for any unclaimed spots.

DIVISIONS

Athletes can compete as both a team and individual in the Coastal Qualifier and Fittest of the Coast in-person event. Athletes must register for both divisions in the Coastal Qualifier if they wish to compete as an individual and team. 

INDIVIDUAL

SCALED

This division is for the athlete who may only have a few years of CrossFit experience and often times needs to scale movements. Athletes in this division can expect to see a scaled version of workouts. There are no age restrictions for this division.

To qualify in the Scaled Individual division, athletes will need to register for the Scaled Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.

Spots Available:
Scaled Men – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

Scaled Women – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

INTERMEDIATE

This division is for the competitive athlete with only a few holes in their game. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed. There are no age restrictions for this division.

To qualify in the Intermediate Individual division, athletes will need to register for the Intermediate Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.


Spots Available:

Intermediate Men – 1st to 25th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


Intermediate Women – 1st to 25th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

RX

This division is for top individual athletes. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications and should be amongst the firebreathers in their gym. There are no age restrictions for this division.


To qualify in the RX Individual division, athletes will need to register for the RX Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.


Spots Available:

RX Men – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

RX Women – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

 

Cash Prize:
Minimum $1,000 

35-39

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 35 years of age but not older than 39 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 35-39 Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 35-39 Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.



Spots Available:

35-39 Men – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


35-39 Women – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

40-44

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 40 years of age but not older than 44 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 40-44 Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 40-44 Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.



Spots Available:

40-44 Men – 1st to 15th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


40-44 Women – 1st to 15th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

45-49

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 45 years of age but not older than 49 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 45-49 Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 45-49 Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.



Spots Available:

45-49 Men – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


45-49 Women – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

50-54

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 50 years of age but not older than 54 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 50-54 Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 50-54 Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.



Spots Available:

50-54 Men – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


50-54 Women – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

55-59

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 55 years of age but not older than 59 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 55-59 Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 55-59 Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.



Spots Available:

55-59 Men – 1st to 5th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


55-59 Women – 1st to 5th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

60+

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 60 years of age or older as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the 60+ Individual division, athletes will need to register for the 60+ Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.

 

If there is enough interest and registrations during the Coastal Qualifier by athletes over the age of 65, there will be consideration for a 65+ division.



Spots Available:

60+ Men – 1st to 5th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


60+ Women – 1st to 5th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

TEEN (14-17)

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 14 years of age but not older than 17 as of 2/9/2023.


To qualify in the Teen Individual division, athletes will need to register for the Teen Individual division for the Coastal Qualifier.


Spots Available:
Teen Boys – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

Teen Girls – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

TEAM (PAIRS)

SCALED (M/M, F/F, M/F)

This division is for athletes who may only have a few years of CrossFit experience and often times need to scale movements. Athletes in this division can expect to see a scaled version of workouts. There are no age restrictions in this division. Athletes DO NOT have to compete the qualifier workouts together.

To qualify in the Scaled Team division, athletes will need to register for the Scaled Team division for the Coastal Qualifier.

Spots Available:
Scaled Men Team – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


Scaled Women Team – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


Scaled Co-Ed Team – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

INTERMEDIATE (M/M, F/F, M/F)

This division is for competitive athletes with only a few holes in their game. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed. There are no age restrictions in this division. Athletes DO NOT have to compete the qualifier workouts together.


To qualify in the Intermediate Team division, athletes will need to register for the Intermediate Team division for the Coastal Qualifier.


Spots Available:

Intermediate Team Men – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


Intermediate Team Women – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

Intermediate Team Co-Ed – 1st to 30th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)


A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

RX (M/M, F/F, M/F)

This division is for top athletes. Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications and should be amongst the firebreathers in their gym. There are no age restrictions in this division. Athletes DO NOT have to compete the qualifier workouts together.


To qualify in the RX Team division, athletes will need to register for the RX Team division for the Coastal Qualifier.


Spots Available:

RX Team Men – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

RX Team Women – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

RX Team Co-Ed – 1st to 20th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

Cash Prize:
Minimum $2,000 

35-44 (M/M, F/F, M/F)

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Both athletes in this division must be at least 35 years of age as of 2/9/2023. Athletes can be older than 44. Athletes DO NOT have to compete the qualifier workouts together.

To qualify in the 35-44 Team division, athletes will need to register for the 35-44 Team division for the Coastal Qualifier.

Spots Available:
35-44 Team Men – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

35-44 Team Women – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

35-44 Team Co-Ed – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

45+ (M/M, F/F, M/F)

Athletes in this division are expected to have performed previous CrossFit Open workouts as prescribed with no scales or modifications. Requirement: Athletes in this division must be 45 years of age or older as of 2/9/2023. Athletes DO NOT have to compete the qualifier workouts together.

To qualify in the 45+ Team division, athletes will need to register for the 45+ Team division for the Coastal Qualifier.

Spots Available:
45+ Team Men – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

45+ Team Women – 1st to 10th (Via Coastal Qualifier leaderboard)

A backfill process will take place for any unclaimed spots.

ABOUT FOTC

Fittest of the Coast (FOTC) is an invitational fitness competition based out of the coast of South Carolina. Established in 2019, FOTC has quickly become one of the east coast’s most popular fitness events. What sets Fittest of the Coast apart from other events is a full competition season that features an online qualifier and an in-person competition athletes must qualify for. Divisions include individual and two-person team (M/M, F/F, M/F) and a variety of age divisions for teenagers all the way to 60+.

The 2022-23 competition begins in October with a four-week online qualifier. Each week, a workout is released on a Thursday, and athletes have until the following Tuesday night to complete the workout. The top athletes in each division earn spots at the championship event.

The 2023 Championship will be held February 10-12, 2023, at the Charleston Convention Center in Charleston, SC.

What separates FOTC from other events is our attention to detail, organization, communication and AMAZING event atmosphere. We pride ourselves on creating memorable athlete experiences and can guarantee that by participating in the FOTC season, you will create many memories!

In 2022, more than 1,500 athletes from 28 different states participated in the FOTC season.

And guess what….Fittest of the Coast is ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER! 

$36,000+

More than $36,000 in cash prizes through first three years

1,500+ Athletes

1,500 athletes participated in the Coastal Qualifier in fall 2021

Community Driven

More than $20,000 & counting generated for the coastal community since 2020.

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