Hi Everyone, Coach Hillary here. Over the years CrossFit 414 has been a big part of our lives and for many of us, it’s been our 2nd home. We’ve gained life-long friends, maybe lost a few pounds, and hopefully hit a bunch of PRs too. Now it’s time we give back.
The Support Your Local Box Fundraiser is a CrossFit event for the benefit of CrossFit affiliates affected by COVID-19 around the globe. The temporary closure and distance between us cannot keep this community apart. We’ve demonstrated this through our actions over the past few weeks going virtual. Now, the entire CrossFit community has an opportunity to come together in support of their own Box.
Over a three-week period, CrossFit will release three classic and accessible workouts that can be performed by participants of any ability level. Everyone who participates will have their name displayed on the community leaderboard and will be able to create smaller leaderboards among friends, family, and other members of their affiliate using leaderboard hashtags.
Registration will take place on games.crossfit.com/open beginning on Wednesday, April 1st, and will remain open for the duration of the competition. The first workout will be released (tomorrow!) Friday, April 3rd and we will be hosting the workout via Facebook Live or Zoom on Sunday morning at 9:30am.
How to Contribute
Anyone can participate in the Support Your Local Box Fundraiser. Payment is not required. We understand that many face financial difficulties at this time and want everyone to have the opportunity to participate without barriers. Your participation is, in itself, a strong form of support and encouragement to the affiliate community.
When you register, you will however have the option to select a contribution amount if able. This contribution can go to our own gym, or other gyms in need of financial assistance. There’s no pressure to contribute, this is a fun worldwide event and the purpose is to bring our community together!
How to Get Involved
Every CrossFit affiliate, trainer, and participant has been impacted by COVID-19 and this is an opportunity to rally family and friends to participate in this accessible event.
For all of us, this is also a chance to share the benefits of CrossFit with friends and family. Not only do we have an opportunity to raise funds for our affiliates and trainers in need, but we can use this charitable event to bring CrossFit into the garages and living rooms of our loved ones.
We encourage everyone to share the free and accessible scaled versions of the event workouts with those in their lives for whom this could be an entry point into improving their own fitness and health as part of the global CrossFit community.
Note: Registration fees and additional contributions to the Support Your Local Box event are not tax deductible.