eventsSince 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 2016 look for:

  • Over 400 Athletes
  • Over 2,000 spectators
  • Over 40,000 Sq Ft of indoor Event Space
  • Three Competition areas with seating for 500+
  • Athlete Warm-up & Recovery Areas
  • Beer and Alcohol Sales (must be 21+)
  • 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!



Friday, November 18th: Masters Check-In 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Athlete Check-In 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Day One Masters 5:00 p.m.

Saturday November 19th: Event Competition 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.; Masters Award Ceremony immediately following last heat

Sunday, November 20th:  Event Competition 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Awards Ceremony immediately following last heat
Additional schedule details will be posted on the blog the week of the competition.



There will be two days of registration:

Monday, September 19th:

9:00 AM – All Teams


Tuesday, September 19th:

9:00 AM – All Individuals


See Registration page for additional details.



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 teams: 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 have a training session on Thursday, November 17th and Saturday, November 19th. Judges will receive compensation package to include t-shirt, food, and gifts from sponsors! Sign up to be a judge HERE.



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! Sign up to be a volunteer at the  Turkey Challenge!



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.