Can your team survive The Battle in the Valley?

Battle in the Valley will bring a fierce but friendly team competition south of the river. Teams will consist of a pair of same-gender (MM and FF) athletes that can choose to compete in either Scaled or RX Divisions. Three workouts will put teams to the test and determine who gets to duke it out in the final battle.


Date:Saturday June 23rd, 2018
Time: Gym opens at 8am and final workouts will conclude by 6pm
Place: Crossfit Templar
Address: 14608 Felton Court, Suite 110, Apple Valley, MN 55124 Map here.
Divisions: Men’s RX, Women’s RX, Men’s Scaled, Women’s Scaled
Cost: $125 per team *Registration opens March 17th at 12:00pm
Shirt: Each registered athlete will receive a shirt/tank
DJ: WOD Music provided by a professional DJ
Charity: Part of the proceeds will be donated to Bridging – the largest furniture bank in the US. Bridging provides donated household items to those in need.

• FAQ •
Questions we made up for the purposes of delivering information:

“Why are you doing this?”
We love competitions and wanted to host one! The people in charge of this throwdown have a lot of experience with competitions and are nerds about it. We wanted to leverage all of our knowledge to give athletes a fun experience at our gym. Need another reason? Okay! We’re also donating a portion of revenues to Bridging – the largest furniture bank in the US. Bridging provides donated household items to those in need.

“This is great! Where can I sign up?”
Glad you asked – here’s a link to the registration page

“Do I get some swag for registering?”
Are bacon wrapped dates delicious? ‘Cause it’s the same answer.
Every athlete will get a shirt; winners will also get some sweet stuff we’re putting together (it’s a secret).

“My whole gym wants to come and watch; where can we park?”
Crossfit communities are awesome for this reason, right? We have parking available in the front of the building and there’s a ton out back as well.

“I only like competitions if I can set up a tent.”
Well, that’s a statement and not a question, but you’ll be happy to know there’s a lot of room to set up tents and hang out between heats.

“I like lifting heavy.”

“Do I need to have a ton of experience to do this?”
Nope! We’re setting up the workouts to give all ability levels a chance to come here and compete, take a look at the standards above to see if you’re a Scaled or RX athlete, then sign up!

When will the workouts be released?”
We’ll release the workouts (except the final) ahead of time to give you a chance to strategize with your partner and prepare for the day.

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