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Complete the general information section and an essay.
Provide the location of your affiliate.
U.S. & U.K. applicants submit proof of insurance.
Submit payment for your first year as a CrossFit affiliate.
E-sign the annual license agreement.
Congratulations! You are an official affiliate.
The first step in the affiliation process is to fill out an application and write an essay. The essay should contain info about your background, what CrossFit affiliation means to you, why you want it, and what you want to achieve. It doesn't have to be long or formal, but it should be from the heart.
The other informal step is to educate yourself and become a part of the community. This can happen in many ways. Do the workouts and post your results to the WOD comments, join the Message Board, subscribe to and read the CrossFit Journal, come to a seminar, and make friends with and visit other affiliates.
U.S. affiliates will be required to submit proof of insurance. Insurance can be purchased from a variety of companies. CrossFit HQ, however, does offer something called the CrossFit Risk Retention Group that we think offers the best insurance for CrossFit affiliates. It is an insurance group formed and run by CrossFit affiliates. You can read more about the RRG here: www.crossfitrrg.com. Please see the Insurance section for more detailed information.
Just as CrossFit put together the RRG in the U.S. to make sure there was a program available that fit perfectly what would best protect our Affiliates and CrossFit, Inc., so too have we established a program in the U.K. to provide the same thing. The coverage is offered by the CrossFit International Insurance Program. Theirs is not the only policy that CrossFit, Inc. will accept from U.K. Affiliates but it is the gold standard and like the RRG it is offered at a very competitive price and has no potential holes in it’s coverage which is something we cannot guarantee with the other available policies in the U.K.
You are required to send us a certificate of insurance (COI) with the following information:
Comprehensive general liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate
Professional liability coverage of $1,000,000.00
If you are registered with CrossFit Kids, you must also have sexual abuse and molestation coverage of $100,000 per occurrence.
Please list the following as named insureds on your policy: your corporate entity, your name and your CrossFit DBA (if applicable).
You must list CrossFit Inc. as an additional insured (certificate holder). The address for CrossFit Inc. as additional insured is:
1250 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
In the box labeled "Description of Operations/Locations … " you must have the following:
- Must include your physical gym address
- The verbiage "Certificate holder added as additional insured"
You are required to send us a schedule of insurance (SOI) with the following information:
Public Liability in the amount of £5,000,000.00 per occurrence and £5,000,000.00 in the aggregate.
Professional Indemnity in the amount of £1,000,000.00 per occurrence and £1,000,000.00 in the aggregate.
If you plan on registering with CrossFit Kids, you must also have sexual abuse and molestation cover of £100,000.00 per occurrence and £100,000.00 in the aggregate.
Must include your physical gym address.
Endorsements: Must contain this wording “CrossFit, Inc. is additional insured as required by written contract. Refer to policy for actual terms.”
All Other Affiliates
While we do not require our other international
affiliates to submit proof of insurance, we do strongly recommend they
As of Jan. 1, 2011, affiliation costs US$3,000 annually. Renewal fees are the same as your initial fees.
Below are the website requirements for licensed affiliates. Please do not publish an affiliate website until after your affiliation paperwork has been finalized!
Once your application is approved and we receive your paperwork, we'll link to your website from the main page of CrossFit.com.
You will also have access to the private Affiliate Forum on the CrossFit Message Boards, where you'll be able to interact with other affiliates and tap their knowledge and experience to help you thrive.
Also, your affiliate will be considered for features on the main page if you send us high-quality, interesting photos and videos of your training and events.
Commercial Affiliates are listed on the Affiliate Map.