Tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 4, Raleigh CrossFit will be among the 456 CrossFit affiliates around the world participating in the 31 Heroes WOD. This partner workout is in its second year and RCF will be participating for the second year as well. This workout will honor the 30 men and 1 dog killed in action on August 6, 2011. All funds raised will be donated to Snowball Express (raise money for the children of fallen military), the Travis Manion Foundation and the 30 families immediately affected.
This is the CrossFit way of holding a moment of silence.
For a list of the heroes that sacrificed their lives on that day, please visit www.31heroes.com.
AMRAP 31 minutes (As Many Reps As Possible)
8 Thrusters (155/105#)
6 Rope Climbs (15 ft. ascent)
11 Box Jumps (30/24″)
This is a Partner WOD – Partner #1 will perform the work listed above. Partner #2 will run 400m with a sandbag (45/25). Once Partner #2 returns from the run, Partner #1 will grab the sandbag and begin their 400m, while Partner #2 continues work wherever #1 left off.
Score is your total # of reps
This WOD was created specifically to honor the 30 men and one dog that gave their lives for our country on August 6, 2011. It is 31 minutes long—one minute in remembrance of each hero. The rep scheme is 8-6-11—the date of their ultimate sacrifice. Finally, this is a partner WOD. The men who gave their lives were from multiple branches of our military, working together as a team. In the workout you and your team member will constantly be taking the load from each other providing much needed support and relief. We realize that no physical sacrifice made during a workout can come close to the sacrifice our brave heroes made, but we consider this WOD a CrossFitters ‘moment of silence’. This is how we can honor those that gave all in the name of freedom.
By the numbers
- 456 CrossFit Affiliates Around the World Hosting
- Over 5,500 participants
- Raised over $300,000
- 23 CrossFit Affiliates are participating in North Carolina
- 7 in the Raleigh area
- 40 athletes from Raleigh CrossFit
If you have not signed up, you still can. If you want to do donate, you still can. If you want to come on over to Raleigh CrossFit and cheer on your fellow athletes, you can.