The Lowlands Throwdown has been selected as one of the ‘sanctioned’ events next year. “Next year the event will be renamed the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown and we are super excited to be a part of the road to the Games!”, Jos Hermans, event director says. The team works hard every year to put together an event that is worthy of it’s goal: to determine who are the fittest men and women in the Benelux. We are immensely proud of this achievement and can’t wait to get started!

Growing event

The event has developed over the years. Being one of the first competitions back in 2010 called ‘Sint gone bad’ (a reference to the Dutch celebration of Sint Nicolas day and the CrossFit benchmark workout “Fight gone bad”. It started as an event that was intimate (44 athletes) and a celebration of fitness. We have grown significantly since then (178 athletes in this years finals!), and have always been trying to combine challenging work outs with a super tight organization.


Our aim is to make sure that the CrossFit community as well as the individual athlete have an amazing experience. The qualifier, that was introduced in 2012, allowed us to bring the event into the boxes. We believe that CrossFit is for everybody and is most fun when everybody participates. We think this reflects in our categories, that run from elite, to masters to teens and in the fact we offer scaled work outs in our qualifier. It’s important to take a competition seriously in terms of fair play and a tight organization, while at the same time realize it’s the community that makes it all worth while.


Having years of experience in the pocket, we have now gained the ‘sanctioned-event’ status! The team and all the volunteers that work so hard to make this all happen, are looking forward to next years challenges and will do all we can to meet and exceed expectations! Come check out this years competition in Apeldoorn on 13 and 14 October!

What are the CrossFit Games?

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. During this multiple day event athletes have to do several work outs to test their level of fitness and compete against others. The events are made of a broad range of functional movements. In order to compete in the Games, you have to qualify. Competing in the CrossFit Lowlands Throwdown next year will be part of that qualification.

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