Tuesday – March 2018 Competition Update

Hey All!

It’s the start of March, 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. 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

March 24th – Hassle Free BBC Spring Record Breaker at Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, CA.

April 14th – 2018 NorCal Open hosted by Delta Barbell in Brentwood, CA.

April 19th-22nd – National University & Under 25 Championships at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. (Qualifying Totals and Registration)

April 21st – Mario Martinez Memorial Classic hosted by Salinas Valley Barbell in Salinas, CA.

April 22nd – 2018 Marin Open hosted by Marin Heacy Athletics in San Rafael, CA.

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 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)

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.


Powerlifting Competitions

March 17th-18th – California State Powerlifting Championships hosted by SCU in Whittier, CA.

March 24th – Santa Cruz Open hosted by Santa Cruz Strength in Santa Cruz, CA.

April 14th – No Limit Best of the West Classic at Golden Valley High school in Merced, CA.

April 28th – Fresno Open at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center in Fresno, CA.

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)

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.

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.


Crossfit Competitions

March 17th – Get Lucky Competition hosted by Pulse Fitness in Roseville, CA. This is an individual competition with RX and scaled divisions. The winning RX male and female athletes will compete for a Concept2 Rower

March 31st – The Bat Cave Games hosted by Crossfit Natomas in Sacramento, CA. This is a same-sex couples competition with RX and Scaled divisions. Cost $140.

April 7th – Rookie Rumble hosted by Artillery Outlaws in Vacaville, CA. This is an individual beginner competition. Cost $65.

April 14th – West Coast Functional Fitness Competition at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is a mixed-gender partner competition with open, intermediate, and rookie divisions. Cost $110-120.

April 21st – O-Town Partner Throwdown hosted by Oroville Crossfit in Oroville, CA. This is a same-sex partner competition with beginner, intermediate, and masters divisions. Cost $110.

April 28th – Santa Smackdown hosted by Crossfit Lodi in Lodi, CA. This is a 2 male and 2 female team competition with RX, Scaled, and Masters divisions. Cost $220.

June 2nd – Summertime Showdown hosted by ASAP Fitness in Stockton, CA. This is an individual competition with RX and Scaled divisions. Cost $80.

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.

August 25th – BoxCar Summer Sizzle hosted by BoxCar Crossfit in Roseville, CA. Details TBD.

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

April 28th-29th – Celtic Games and Festival in Woodland, CA.


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.



March 25th – Seize the Moment 5k and 10k benefiting the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation in Sacramento, CA.

April 7th – American River 50 Mile Endurance Run – 50 Mile races starts in the City of Folsom and a 25 miler event, starting in Beals Point.

April 8th – Run Rocklin 5k-12k in Rocklin, CA.

April 21st – Champions 5k in Sacramento, CA.

April 22nd – Run Because You Can 5k in Sacramento, CA.

April 22nd – Race for the STARS 5k in Sacramento, CA.

April 28th – American River Parkway Half Marathon in Carmichael, CA.

April 28th – Duck Dash 5k in Sutter Creek, CA.

April 29th – Running of the Elk Half Marathon in Elk Grove, CA.

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 27th – Sikh Relief 5k in Natomas, CA.

May 28th – Wounded Veteran Run 3k, 5k, and 10k in Folsom, 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!


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