31Heroes 2022 – Event Info!

Update: Final team, lane, and heat assignments can be accessed HERE! For final logistics and announcements check the blog tonight, 9/9!

31Heroes 2021

Get excited for ICA’s 12th Annual 31Heroes Fundraiser – taking place on September 11, 2022!

(Yes, it’s a SUNDAY!)

11 years ago, on August 6, 2011, 30 Americans and 1 military K9 lost their lives when their helicopter was downed in Afghanistan. This tragedy happened only days after ICA opened its doors, and it has become our annual fundraising mission. Each year since 2011 we’ve hosted the 31Heroes WOD and fundraiser to honor these fallen heroes and raise money to support their families and others in the veteran community suffering from TBI and PTSD.

Fundraising / Donations

Every year since 2011 we’ve been in the top 5 fundraisers in the WORLD for the 31Heroes organiation. Help us keep our legacy alive by donating to our team! There are 3 ways you can contribute:

  1. Donate directly to our team page HERE. A donation of $31 (or more) will get you a 31Heroes tank or tee (mailed to you directly by 31Heroes).
  2. Sign up as an individual fundraiser! You can earn some cool gear depending on your fundraising totals. Go to our team page (linked above) and click the “Join Team” button.
  3. Make a cash donation in person at the live event (no t-shirt or prizes).

While donations of any amount are greatly appreciated, you are not required to make a donation in order to workout with us on September 11!


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

  • 200m sandbag run
  • Thrusters
  • Rope climbs (scales: pull ups or ring rows)
  • Box jumps

WOD Notes: While teammate #1 is running, #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 5 reps counts as 1 rope climb.

  • Level 1 = 50# sandbag, 155# thruster, 30″ box
  • Level 2 = 35# sandbag, 105# thruster, 24″ box
  • Level 3 =  35# sandbag, 65# thruster, 20″ box
  • Level 4 = 20# sandbag, 35# thruster, 16″ box

All team members must share a sandbag, thruster bar, and box. Team members who are not comfortable thrustering their team’s weight can use a pair of dumbbells or front squat or power clean instead.


To register, please sign up in Wellness Living. This is a free event (does not count toward class totals). Guests from other CrossFit boxes are welcome and encouraged to participate! ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 31st SEPTEMBER 2nd to give us time finalize heats and teams!

Please try to establish your 4-person teams in advance of the event.

  • For non-ICA members, email us your team roster and Level (1, 2, 3 or 4) once all team members have registered.
  • For ICA members, we will have sign up sheets at the gym (one for each Level). Please list your team, partial team, or sign up as a free agent no later than August 31.


  • 7:30 – Gym opens
  • 8:15 – Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 – Heat 1
  • 9:10 – Heat 2
  • 9:45 – Group Photo in the Parking Lot
  • 9:50 – Heat 3
  • 10:10 – Heat 4
  • 11:15 – PARKING LOT PARTY! We’ll provide pizza & wings; BYO beverages and snacks to share!

We will release heat assignments a few days before the event. [9/9 Update: heat assignments]


The parking lot will be closed so we can set up a “tent city” for our athletes and spectators! The 200m running route will take place in the parking lot, too. The highlighted areas shown below will be available for parking: along Jefferson Street, on the opposite side of the building, or across Bridge Street at the Oakwood Apartments.

Spectators and Guests

Family and friends are welcome to join us! Those who plan to spectate and cheer do not need to register. Anyone who wants to participate in the WOD is required to register and complete a waiver.

Parking Lot Party

Bring your canopies, folding chairs, and yard games to create a “tent city” in the parking lot! During the event, we’ll have water and snacks available for participants. Around 11:15 we’ll serve up some wings and pizza. Please bring snacks, food, desserts, and beverages to share… including cold, adult beverages if desired!

Special Note

Remember that our annual 31Heroes event 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 our incredible community of fitness!

Thank you for your support of the 31Heroes! We can’t wait to workout, fundraise, and celebrate with you all! 


This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Curtis Wasilchick

    If anyone needs a fourth team member, reach out and I can be that person. I won’t be able to get a team together because everyone I know are doing a tough mudder the day before.

    1. Nikki

      We’d love to have you Curtis! I’d be happy to add you as a free agent if you’d like me to!

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