It’s the start of May, so here’s our updated list of the local (aka Northern California) competition schedules for Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Crossfit, Races, and “Other Fitness-ish” Type competitions. Competitions in RED are new to the list. Competitions in BLUE are competitions that Cap City Strength members will be competing in, so put them in your calendar! I will continue to update these lists every month here on the Cap City Strength Blog.
If you’re interested in participating in any of these competitions, talk to Coach Sean.
Olympic Weightlifting Competitions
May 5th – PWA Masters Championships hosted by Crossfit Excel in Manteca, CA. (Lifters Ages 35+)
May 6th – Money in the Bank hosted by Standard Strength in Campbell, CA.
May 12th – Visalia Spring Lift Off hosted by Horizon Strength and Conditioning in Visalia, CA.
May 19th – CTS Wine Country Classic hosted by CTA Fitness and Performance in Napa, CA.
May 24th-27th – 2018 National Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. (Qualifying Totals and Registration)
June 2nd-3rd – SPS Championships hosted by SPS Gym in Oakland, CA.
June 9th – Occam Back Alley Rumble III hosted by Occam Athletics in Sacramento, CA.
June 30th – Hassle Free BBC Summer Breaker hosted by Hassle Free Barbell Club in San Francisco, CA.
July 21st – Silicon Valley Open hosted by Crossfit San Jose in Campbell, CA.
July 26th-29th – American Open Series 2 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. (Qualifying Totals and Registration)
September 13th-16th – American Open Series 3 in Las Vegas, NV. (Qualifying Totals and Registration)
December 6th-9th – American Open Finals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Qualifying Totals and Registration)
The PWA website will have the registration information for all of these competitions, except for the national competitions which have USAW links beside them.
May 5th-6th – Central Coast Open hosted by Headstrong Fitness in San Luis Obispo, CA.
May 12th – USAPL Barbells on the Boardwalk hosted by Santa Cruz Strength in Santa Cruz, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
May 19th-20th – Old Skool Iron Classic hosted by Old Skool Iron in Vacaville, CA.
May 26th – USAPL Boss of NorCal 6 hosted by Boss Barbell Club in Mountain View, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
June 2nd – Savage Fit Open hosted by Savage Elite Fitness in Lathrop, CA. (KD, Sommer, and Marlena will be competing!!!)
June 16th-17th – Surf City Open hosted by Santa Cruz Strength in Santa Cruz, CA.
June 23rd – 2018 Summer Slam hosted by CSA Gym in Dublin, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
June 30th – Hollister Open hosted by Hollister Athletic Club in Hollister, CA.
July 7th – Inborn Summer Smash hosted by Inborn Strength Gym in Yuba City, CA.
July 12th-15th – USPA National Powerlifting Championships at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
July 21st-22nd – San Jose Fit Expo at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
July 28th – Central Cali Throwdown hosted by The Iron Office Gym in Fresno, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
August 4th – Grizz’s Power House Gym Powerlifting Championsihp hosted by Grizz’s Power House Gym in Tulare, CA.
September 15th – USAPL SCS Surf City Classic II hosted by Santa Cruz Strength in Santa Cruz, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
September 22nd – Iron Office Powerlifting Championship hosted by The Iron Office in Fresno, CA.
November 8th-11th – IPL World Powerlifting Championships at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
November 17th – USAPL Boss of NorCal 7 hosted by Boss Barbell Club in Mountain View, CA. (This is a USAPL meet)
The vast majority of these powerlifting meets are USPA meets, as our current competing athletes are members of that powerlifting association. However, I have recently began adding more of the USAPL meets to this list, they are called out as such in their descriptions above.
May 12th – Operation Metcon hosted by Crossfit Excitement in Woodland, CA. This is a three person team competition of any gender composition with RX and scaled divisions. Cost $180.
May 19th – Collins Memorial WOD V hosted by Crossfit Blizzard in Truckee, CA. Details TBD.
May 19th – O-Town Partner Showdown hosted by Oroville Crossfit in Oroville, CA. This is a same sex partner competition with RX, scaled, and masters divisions. Coast $110.
May 19th – Spring Fling Partner Throwdown hosted by Ross Valley Crossfit in San Anselmo, CA. This is a mixed gender partner competition with RX, scaled, and masters divisions. Cost $100.
May 26th – Monterey Bay Challenge hosted by Corssfit Monterey in Monterey, CA. This is a same sex partner competition with RX, intermediate, and rookie divisions. Cost $100.
May 28th – Memorial Day Murph hosted by Crossfit Excitement in Woodland, CA. Cost TBD.
June 2nd – Summertime Showdown hosted by ASAP Fitness in Stockton, CA. This is an individual competition with RX and Scaled divisions. Cost $80.
June 10th – Contra Costa Throwdown at Concord High School in Concord, CA. This is a same sex partner competition with RX, intermediate, and rookie divisions. Cost $120.
June 23rd – Brethren Throwdown hosted by Brethren Crossfit in Morgan Hill, CA. This is an individual competition with RX, Scaled, and Masters divisions. Cost $115.
June 30th – Summer Splash Competition hosted by Yolo Crossfit in Davis, CA. This is an individual competition with RX, scaled, and masters divisions. Cost $80.
August 18th – The Central Valley Throwdown at the International Agri Center in Tulare, CA. This is an individual and team competition with RX, scaled, masters RX and scaled mixed gender team divisions. Cost $75 for individual and $300 for team.
August 18th – Summer Slam Royal Rumble hosted by Crossfit Oakdale in Oakdale, CA. This is an individual competition with RX, scaled, and masters divisions. Cost $50.
August 25th – BoxCar Summer Sizzle hosted by BoxCar Crossfit in Roseville, CA. This is a same sex partner competition with RX and scaled divisions. Cost $130.
August 18th – West Coast WODfest at the Lodi Grape Festival in Lodi, CA. This is a team competition with RX, scaled, and masters divisions. Cost $350.
September 1st – Lift for Kids 2 hosted by Crossfit Kaiwai in Sacramento, CA. This is a mixed gender 4 person team competition with RX and scaled divisions. Cost $250.
Crossfit competitions tend to get scheduled/posted online within a month of being held and fill up quick. I find that most competitions are listed on WOD Rocket but some gyms simply post their competition info on their websites. You can also keep an eye on Facebook for upcoming Crossfit competitions. And, if you see one coming up that I haven’t posted yet, feel free to message me and I will make an announcement on the Cap City Strength Facebook page.
Miscellaneous Fitness-ish Competitions
June 3rd – Trinity Celtic Games in Weaverville, CA. Cost $35.
June 9th-10th – Motherlode Highland Games (scroll to the bottom of the page for the registration) in Plymouth, CA. Cost $35. (Last I heard KD was planning on competing in this one!)
August 4th-5th – Monterey Scot Games in Monterey, CA. Cost $35.
September 1st-2nd – Pleasanton Highland Games in Alameda, CA. Cost TBD.
September 15th – Fresno Highland Games in Fresno, CA. Cost TBD.
September 29th – Dixon Scottish Games in Dixon, CA. Cost $10.
October 6th – Big Trees Highland Games in Felton, CA. Cost $16.
Anything goes in this list! If there’s a fitness related competition that you want to see here let me know and I’ll add it. FYI Scottish Heavy Athletics keeps a pretty up to date list of upcoming Highland Games Competitions, and a lot of the registration sites are on their website.
May 5th – Dirty Secret Trail Run – Short and long course (approx. 6 and 11 miles) options in Cool, CA.
May 12th – Girls on the Run 5k in Sacramento, CA.
May 19th – Women Veterans 5k Fun Run in Orangevale, CA.
May 20th – Run/Walk for Equality 5k and 10k in Davis, CA.
May 27th – Sikh Relief 5k in Natomas, CA.
May 28th – Wounded Veteran Run 3k, 5k, and 10k in Folsom, CA.
June 2nd – Walter F. Burnett Jr. Memorial Scholarship Walk/Run 5k in Sacramento, CA.
June 3rd – Women Fitness Festival 5k and 10k in Sacramento, CA.
June 3rd – Windsor Green Half Marathon, 5k, and 10k in Windsor, CA.
June 10th – The Dipsea Race 7.4 mile trail run inMill Valley, CA.
June 24th – Western States 100 Mile Run in Squaw Valley, CA.
June 23rd – Elk Grove Run for Hunger 5k and 10k in Elk Grove, CA.
July 4th – Free 5 Miler in Sacramento, CA.
July 4th – Folsom Firecracker 5k and 10.4k in Folsom, CA.
July 4th – Fourth of July 5k in Rancho Cordova, CA
July 22nd – Blood, Sweat, and Beers 5.9 and 10.5 trail run in Railhead Park, CA.
July 28th – Fab 40s 5k in Sacramento, CA.
August 18th – Running with the Bears Marathon, Half, and 10k in Taylorsville, CA.
September 9th – Run to Remember 5k in Sacramento, CA.
September 9th – Buffalo Stampede 10 mile in Sacramento, CA.
September 16th – Let’s ROC 5k in Sacramento, CA.
October 7th – Golden State Triathlon in Sacramento, CA.
October 7th – Urban Cow Half Marathon and 5k in Sacramento, CA.
October 14th- Granite Head Trail Run in Granite Bay, CA.
October 21st – Folsom Blues Half Marathon in Folsom, CA.
November 4th – Run the Parkway 20 mile, half, and 5k in Sacramento, CA.
November 18th – Zero Prostate Run 5k in Sacramento, CA.
November 22nd – Run to Feed the Hungry 10k and 5k in Sacramento, CA
December 2nd – California International Marathon in Sacramento, CA.
December 17th – Fleet Feet Free Holiday Classic 5k in Sacramento, CA.
Sean’s been on a running kick this year, so I thought I would add some races to our list of local competitions. Fleet Feet here in Sacramento usually keeps a pretty comprehensive list of NorCal races. Let me know if you’re planning on running a race that’s not on this list and I’ll add it!