CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR THE WEST COAST CLASSIC

Last Updated: 3/12/2020

With our community in mind, we have made the decision to postpone the West Coast CrossFit Classic in accordance with the California state ban on large public gatherings. We are deeply disappointed on behalf of our spectators, partners, athletes, volunteers and exhibitors but with the decision being taken entirely out of our hands, we now look ahead to making the West Coast Classic the best it can be

Much has changed in the week since our last update about the Coronavirus. The advancement of the virus in California has caused us to consider the well-being of those that matter most to us: you, our community. We are grateful for the support our community has given us as we tried to maintain the original event dates. 

We are working closely with the Del Mar Arena & CrossFit to quickly determine the best new dates. All registered athletes and ticket holders will be able to use their registrations and tickets for the future dates of the 2020 West Coast Classic. Athletes can contact [email protected] with questions. Spectators can contact [email protected].

We look forward to reviving the excitement of the SoCal region right here near the birthplace of CrossFit. We will focus on hosting a thrilling competition and a full spectator festival experience for our CrossFit community. 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on the competition floor soon.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR THE WEST COAST CLASSIC

Last Updated: 3/5/2020

In putting community first and foremost, and after thoroughly analyzing the situation and surrounding facts, we at Loud And Live have made the decision to move forward with hosting the West Coast CrossFit Classic in Del Mar over the planned dates of March 20-22nd, 2020.

As bonafide members of the CrossFit community, the safety of our athletes, spectators, partners and staff is our top priority, so let us be clear in how we arrived at this decision.

First, we have been monitoring the developing situation in the San Diego area, and have been working closely with local officials to take all necessary precautions. At this point, it has been their advice to proceed as planned. We will continue to abide by the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control by preparing for the competition with the steps necessary to keep the public healthy. Our leadership remains in communication with the County of San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency to continually assess the situation.

We plan on taking precautionary measures to protect the safety of all participants and visitors. Hand washing and sanitizing stations have been added around the venue at strategic positions. A plan is in place for a much increased frequency of cleaning the fitness equipment (barbells, pull-up bars,) as well as handrails and doorknobs. We’re also changing to bottled water from fill stations. Additionally, we encourage visitors to follow the precautionary measures provided by the WHO: regular and thorough cleaning of hands, coughing and sneezing into one’s elbow, and to avoid unnecessary contact like shaking hands. Most importantly, out of respect for others, if you are ill or feel you might have been exposed, please stay home.

Though the West Coast Classic is a big event for the CrossFit community in the southern California region, it is not comparable to the large crowds of 100,000 or more at other expos and conventions. There are not currently any restrictions or bans put on us by the County of San Diego – Health and Human Services Agency and therefore we feel it unfair to the athletes, spectators and partners to cancel the competition and festival.

We look forward to putting on an event for the community, by the community, while keeping safety first. While we don’t anticipate any changes to the event status, we will continue to communicate via our official social channels, website, and email.