Since its inception in 2010, the Turkey Challenge has become one of the most anticipated events in the CrossFit community!

This is THE event for top athletes to test their level of fitness and compete for cash and recognition. Competition is the backbone and heart of CrossFit, and there is no bigger stage in Colorado than the Turkey Challenge.

What's so special about the Turkey Challenge?

First, you start with the vision, experience, and passion of six-time CrossFit Games athlete Patrick Burke. Then you maximize the event at a level that gets people’s attention! In 2017 look for:

Over 400 Athletes

Over 2,000 spectators

Three Competition areas with seating for 500+

Athlete Warm-up & Recovery Areas

Live DJ

Cash & Prize Purses

Then, you add the region’s most dedicated athletes who have trained all year to see how their skills hold up against the best of the best.

This combination of vision, scale, world class programming, stunning backdrop, and elite athletes is what makes the Turkey Challenge Colorado's MOST ANTICIPATED competition!



November 17th

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Masters Check-In

4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Athlete Check-In

5:00 p.m.

Masters Athlete Meeting

5:30 p.m.

Masters Heats Start


November 18th

6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Athlete Late Check In

8:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m.

Heats Begin

6:00 p.m.

Masters Podium Ceremony
(immediately following last heat)


November 19th

9:00 a.m.

Heats Begin

5:00 p.m.

Podium Ceremony
(immediately following last heat)

Additional schedule details will be posted on the blog the week of the competition.



September 18th

9:00 a.m.

All Teams


September 19th

9:00 a.m.

All Individuals


Pro men: 24 spots
Pro women: 24 spots
Pro team: 24 spots

Open men: 48 spots
Open women: 36 spots
Open team: 36 spots

Masters team: 12 spots

*We reserve the right to change registration numbers as necessary in order to make the event run as effectively as possible.


Over $15,000 in cash and prizes


We are looking for judges that will hold athletes accountable to the movement standards. Understanding of common CrossFit movements and range of movement standards is a must. CrossFit Level 1 certification is a plus, but NOT required. Judges will receive compensation package to include t-shirt, food, and gifts from sponsors!


The success of The Turkey Challenge would not be possible without the incredible contributions from our volunteers. You are the backbone of this competition and your generosity has not gone unnoticed. We want this to be an amazing experience for you to be a part of, but we also want to show our appreciation by making sure you feel taken care of! We will make sure you are well fed and your thirst quenched. We’ll also send you home with a free T-shirt and a bit of swag!


Come join the fun! We always have something for the crowd at The Turkey Challenge. Stay updated on our blog and on our Turkey Challenge Facebook page.