CrossFit Dynamo Raises More than $73,000 for Children’s Cancer Research With 24 in 24 Event
On August 26-27, over 50 participants took part in a unique fundraising event at CrossFit Dynamo. They completed 24 WODs in 24 hours and raised more than $73,000 for The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.
Remind me: The Georgia affiliate has completed six of these 24 in 24 fundraisers while trying to support children in need. They have raised a significant amount of money with these annual events, to the point that they have now surpassed the $425,000 mark with the most recent iteration.
- The participants split into teams for the 24 hours of WODs. Only four could compete at any given time, but there was no limit to the number of people that could join any given team.
- There were no hard and fast rules about the split between men and women on each team. There were numerous scaling options, and the focus was more on raising money while having fun.
The workouts: CrossFit Dynamo had a healthy mix of Hero WODs and alternate takes on classic workouts. The list included Diane at 10 PM, Double Annie at 5 AM, a 400-meter weighted prowler push, and 150 calories on the assault bike among others.
- One of the unique offerings for the participants was Midnight Murph. The participants officially kicked off the second day of the event by taking on one of the hardest Hero WODs at the stroke of midnight.
- The 24-hour event came to a close with a fast and difficult WOD. The participants completed Friendly Frances, a take on Fran that featured three rounds of 15 thrusters (105/75) and 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups.
- CrossFit Dynamo owner John Manser even threw in his favorite workout, Nasty Girls. This workout featured three rounds of 50 Air Squats, seven muscle-ups, and 10 hang power cleans (135/95).
Get involved and show support: Those interested in supporting this mission can still make donations. The fundraising page is still live, and there is an existing goal to hit $100,000. Though it may be difficult to surpass the $22,934 raised by Team Beef.
Why this matters: The CrossFit community has repeatedly proven that it will step up when needed to support those around the world. They have helped rebuild affiliates that suffered flood damage, raised money for humane societies, and shown their support in numerous other ways. CrossFit Dynamo has continued this tradition by addressing the fact that 46 children in America are diagnosed with cancer every school day.