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Norwegian CrossFit Championship Teams Up with Battle Cancer

February 3, 2020 by
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The Norwegian CrossFit Championship (NCC) has announced a partnership with Battle Cancer for their upcoming Sanctional on February 14-16. The two will be raising awareness and donations for the Norwegian Cancer Society.

Together, Battle Cancer and the NCC will host a challenge for all athletes and spectators at the Sanctional in Gol, Norway. The challenge is to complete 33,000 pull-ups during the course of the Sanctional. The number represents the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year in Norway.

“I’m so happy for this opportunity!” commented Roger Grillos, Director of the Norwegian CrossFit Championship. “For me it was a no-brainer when our roads crossed. To use our fantastic CrossFit community in the fight against cancer. I will do my share of pull-ups, will you? Let’s Battle Cancer together!”

Team Battle Cancer

Battle Cancer will also be represented on the competition floor. The NCC invited the organization to field a team at the Sanctional. Scott Britton, Founder and Director of Battle Cancer will team-up with Lauren Calvert, Kelly Friel and James Dollah. The team is sponsored by NCC’s 2020 partner, WIT Fitness.

Team Battle Cancer will compete in the elite division but will not receive official scores, nor will they be eligible for the prize money nor the 2020 CrossFit Games invitation.

“We’re honored to be invited by the Norwegian CrossFit Championship to deliver a Battle Cancer challenge in Norway for the Norwegian Cancer Society,” said Britton. “We can’t wait to see athletes take on our pull-up challenge as well as show some heart as Team Battle Cancer on the competition floor.”

Spectators who cannot attend the competition can still donate to the challenge.

Community Event

The Norwegian CrossFit Championship is also seeking to strengthen its relationships with the CrossFit community by getting spectators involved in the Sanctional. They have announced that if there are empty lanes in the community division, those in the arena will have an opportunity to come down to the competition floor and compete.

Official Media Partner

Follow the Norwegian CrossFit Challenge on the Morning Chalk Up’s Sanctional page where we will have in-depth coverage and analysis. We will also be providing on-the-ground updates, our team will be there as the official media partner of the Sanctional.

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