RPM, Iron Compass 10K Challenge Raises $130k for At-Risk Youth
The 2021 10k Challenge smashed previous years’ records and raised $130,000 for underprivileged and at-risk youth.
RPM Training Co. and its charitable initiative Iron Compass partnered with Steve’s Club National Program for the second year in a row. As a result of this success, Iron Compass not only doubled the number of available grants in Steve’s Club’s “Start a Club” program but also established the Iron Compass Scholarship Fund to support youth currently engaged in fitness and mentorship programs in their future academic endeavors.
- The 10k Challenge — an annual community fundraising event where participants attempt to complete 10,000 jump rope double-unders in 30 days — wrapped up on February 2, breaking all previous records in terms of participants (in both individual and global representation), jumps completed, and funds raised.
- Nearly 4,000 participants from 38 countries participated in this years’ 10k Challenge. Many jumped solo, but 338 teams were also formed by independent gyms and CrossFit affiliates, community groups and charitable organizations.
- Collectively, participants logged over 28 million jumps.
- Major 2021 10k Challenge sponsors included Whoop, Momentous, Amp Human, LIFEAID Beverage Co., and The Ready State.
What they’re saying:
- Leora Hafri, Steve’s Club’s Executive Director: “This year’s success is a testament to the RPM team’s commitment to effect change for youth on a larger scale,” she said. “28 million jumps later, the 10k Challenge raised a ton of awareness for Steve’s Club and the funding will allow us to have an incredible direct impact on the kids we serve currently — and on athletes we have yet to discover. We’re blown away by the community’s rally of support and are so grateful that we’ll be able to grow our program even more in 2021!”