Events DC and MACC announce 2019 partnership


Newly Sanctioned CrossFit®️ Event to Move to DC Armory The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit®️ Challenge has moved to the Nation’s Capital. Baltimore, MD: Originally run in Baltimore, MD since 2012, the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit®️ Challenge (MACC) is moving to the DC Armory in Washington, DC in preparation for the 2019 competition.

The new partnership between Events DC and the MACC comes after significant changes to the 2019 CrossFit Games season, now offering the top male, female, and team finishers an invitation to the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

“Our team is excited to work with Events DC to kick off our competition for the 2019 season at the DC Armory. Choosing a 70,000 square foot multi-purpose facility allows us to provide the best experience for athletes and spectators,” said Luke Espe, founder of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit®️ Challenge.

“Events DC is proud to partner with the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit®️ Challenge in hosting a CrossFit-sanctioned competition in DC for the first time,” said Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer of Events DC. “Our nation’s capital is not only a premier destination for sports spectators, it’s also home to a robust athletic community of CrossFit participants and we are thrilled to join these groups together for an unforgettable, three-day experience at the DC Armory.”

Although the stakes are higher for elite athletes looking to compete at the CrossFit Games, the MACC continues to focus on the CrossFit community as they move forward by continuing to provide divisions of all skill levels.

The event has attracted nearly 800 athletes from over 75 affiliates across the United States and is looking to increase affiliate participation this year.

Opened in 1941, the DC Armory is both the home of the DC National Guard and is Washington, DC’s auditorium, arena, big top and ballroom, making it one of the most versatile venues in the mid-Atlantic region. Under its huge dome, visitors to this landmark showplace enjoy a year-round parade of events as wide-ranging and diverse as the people who come through its doors. MACC will continue to announce additional information in the coming weeks including online qualifier workouts, sponsorship/vendor information, hotel accommodations, and more.


About The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge: The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit®️ Challenge was established as the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Challenge in 2012 to fill a perceived void in the competition calendar between the CrossFit Open and CrossFit Regionals. The Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge will be held over three days in April of 2019.

About Events DC : Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and the Entertainment and Sports Arena (, all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC).

MACC19, PressRebecca KochComment