The CrossFit world will take part in a new WOD this Saturday with CrossFIt for Hope taking place across the world.
CrossFit for Hope is a fundraiser organized by HQ to combat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Dozens of CrossFit boxes across the world have already registered for the event and at the time this post was published, more than $630,000 had been raised. HQ are hoping to get $1,700,000, and with three days until the event, that figure is easily achievable.
All money raised will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and as Director of Training, Dave Castro says, the event is an historical one for CrossFit.
“With where we are at in the community we can reach a lot of people. Now we are gonna extend that to other areas of changing peoples lives and making them better, and that’s children who don’t have good chance or an opportunity. So we are raising money for St Jude’s to make a difference in their lives,” he said.
The CrossFit for Hope workout itself is very similar to Fight Gone Bad, just with different exercises.
Three rounds of:
- 75 pound Power snatch
- Box jump, 24″ box
- 75 pound Thruster
- Chest to bar Pull-ups
Athletes will move from station to station every minute, with a one minute break in between rounds. The total number of reps after the three rounds will be your final score.
“Emotionally this is stronger than anything we have ever done,” Castro said.
“Fight gone bad was designed for B.J. Penn and UFC Fighters. Cool, who really cares? I don’t. Hope was created for children and giving them a chance and raising money to make their lives better and that’s F*%#ing rad.”
There’s also a few incentives for raising money. The box that raises the most by Saturday will have the choice of having the affiliate fee waived for five years, or having a luxury box at the CrossFit Games for 18 people.
If you’re keen to donate or make a pledge, you can do so by clicking here, or for more information on the event, check out the CrossFit for Hope website.