The Gore Gauntlet is being hosted by CrossFit Gore this weekend.
The two-day event is the largest South Island CrossFit event and will be held at the Gore A&P showgrounds.
CrossFit Gore organiser Anissa Brown said participants would be coming from Dunedin, Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell, Invercargill and Gore.
“It’s an opportunity for everyday cross-fitters to test themselves against others,” Brown said.
The event had been held in Gore for three years but this was the first time it would be over two days.
“This year we have a new expanded format running over two days,” she said.
“There are two divisions per day. Saturday is scaled and teens division and Sunday is RX [elite] and masters division.”
Brown said it would not be all serious competition.
“Each day will end with a fun team competition.”
Tthe day was open to the public, who were invited to come and watch, free, she said.
“It will be a fantastic spectacle of fitness.”
There will becoffee, smoothies and slices for people to buy, and other food available from a portable barbecue wagon.
“The first workout starts at 9am each day.”
Brown said the event would not be possible without the sponsors, athletes and the CrossFit community.
“We have had awesome support to help host this event.”
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning programme for any age or stage. It originated in the United States.