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31 Heroes – Aug 12, 2017 – Event Info!

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31Heroes 2016

Mark your calendars for our 7th Annual 31Heroes WOD on August 12, 2017!

Each year we host the 31Heroes WOD and fundraiser in honor of the 30 Americans and 1 military K9 who lost their lives on August 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was downed in Afghanistan. This tragedy happened only days after ICA opened its doors, and it has become our annual fundraising mission. After a tough morning of working out, we’ll enjoy an afternoon of fun and food – including pizza, Uncle B’s BBQ, and more!  It’s an all day party that you don’t want to miss!

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Fundraising / Donations

Last year, ICA was the top fundraising affiliate in the world! You can donate to the 31Heroes organization in one of three ways:

  1. Contribute to our team page (HERE). Recommended donation amount is $31, but donations of any amount are appreciated!
  2. Sign up as in individual fundraiser (HERE). You’ll earn prizes depending on how much you raise. (For instance, $75 will get you a limited edition, RED 31Heroes Project t-shirt.) Be sure to join our team!
  3. You can also buy BLUE 31Heroes tshirts from the HYLETE website, and 50% of all revenue will be donated to the 31Heroes Project.

You are not required to make a donation online in order to workout and celebrate with us on August 12th. You can make a donation the day of the event or not make one at all.

The WOD

At ICA, we modify the 31 Heroes workout to accommodate teams of 4. There are 4 levels to choose from, and all team members must do the same level.

In teams of 4, complete as many reps as possible in 31 minutes of:

  • 200m sandbag run
  • Thrusters
  • Rope climbs
  • Box jumps

WOD Notes: While teammate 1 is running, teammate 2 is completing thrusters, 3 is doing rope climbs and 4 is jumping.  When the runner returns, everyone moves forward one station. The team’s score is the total number of thrusters, rope climbs and box jumps completed in 31 minutes. The rope climb scale is pull ups or ring rows, where every 6 reps counts as 1 rope climb.

  • Level 1 = 50# sandbag, 155# thruster, 30″ box (Men’s Rx)
  • Level 2 = 35# sandbag, 105# thruster, 24″ box (Women’s Rx)
  • Level 3 =  35# sandbag or plate, 65# thruster, 20″ box
  • Level 4 = 20# sandbag, 35# thruster, 16″ box

Registration

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT NO LATER THAN AUGUST 5, 2017!  

Registration is through Wellness Living, under the Event tab (HERE). Registration is FREE but absolutely mandatory to ensure we have waivers for all participants, as well as an accurate head count so we can organize heats in advance.

Please establish your 4-person teams in advance of the event!

  • For ICA members, we have sign up sheets on the desk at the gym where you can list your team or sign up as a free agent.
  • For non-ICA members, email us your team roster and Level (1, 2, 3 or 4) at least one week before the event.

Kids WOD

We’ll kick off the day with an ICA Kids version of this WOD for kids ages 5-10. Each child needs to have an adult with them to serve as their coach/counter/judge. Pre-registration is NOT required, but we would appreciate a heads up so we know approximately how many kids to expect.

Schedule

  • 7:00 – Gym opens
  • 7:15 – Kids WOD demo
  • 7:30 – Kids WOD
  • 8:00 – Welcoming Remarks
  • 8:20 – Heat 1
  • 9:00 – Heat 2
  • 9:40 – Heat 3
  • 10:20 – Heat 4
  • 11:00 – Heat 5
  • 11:40 – PIZZA, BBQ, AND ICA’S 6TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!

–> Athletes – Find your assigned heat HERE. <–

Parking

The parking lot will be reserved for our vendors, athletes, and spectators. All vehicle parking will be on the opposite side of the building (by Sharp Clinical), along Jefferson Street, or across Bridge Street at the Oakwood Apartments.

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Vendors, Food, and Tent City

  • Bring your canopies, folding chairs, and picnic blankets to create a “tent city” in the parking lot!
  • We’ve lined up a great group of vendors to help make this event special! Lifting CultureLululemon, and Schuylkill Valley Sports will be on site selling apparel. VOR Foods (a local company) will be selling their amazing dark chocolate butter cups, and the Sweet Aloha food truck will be selling acai bowls – a perfect post-WOD summer treat!
  • ICA will provide water and some snacks throughout the event. Around 11:30 we’ll serve up some delicious Uncle B’s BBQ and pizza.
  • Please bring any other food, dessert, or beverages you want to share! (Especially cold, adult beverages…)

Spectators and Guests

Family and friends are welcome to join us! Those who plan to spectate and celebrate do not need to register in advance. Anyone who wants to participate in the WOD is required to register using the above link. (REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. FOR ANY LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS, PLEASE EMAIL US.)

Special Note

Although we award bragging rights to the top men’s and women’s Rx teams, please note this is a fundraiser, not a competition. The focus of the day is honoring the 31 Heroes, enjoying a grueling workout with 100(+) of your closest friends, and celebrating 6 years of ICA!!!

Email us at ironcrossathletics@gmail.com with any questions!