On Saturday, July 1st, CFGB hosted the second annual Row Raiser to benefit and raise awareness for the Special Olympics. The concept is simple: teams of 10 compete together by completing a 26.2 mile row to benefit and raise awareness for the Special Olympics. Last year $750 was donated to the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Special Olympics on behalf of CFGB and Average Joe's CrossFit.
Congratulations to Average Joes's CrossFit, who completed the marathon row in 2:38:11 to take home the trophy for the second year in a row!
We look forward to 2018 being an even larger event and raising even more money for the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Special Olympics Chapters.
"Today let us win. But if we cannot win, let us be brave in the attempt."
Memorial Day Murph 2016
This unique Memorial Day tradition is an ultra-intense workout that takes place throughout the United States, and is the annual fundraiser of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Lt. Murphy, despite being severely wounded, relayed the position of his unit, an act that ultimately led to the rescue of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and the recovery of the remains of the three other SEAls who were killed in a 2005 battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to the Murph Foundation website.
To honor Lt. Murphy, and raise money for scholarships in his name, anot-for-the-faint-of-heart workout dubbed the Murph Challenge was conceived. The challenge includes a one-mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, and second one-mile run — all while wearing either a 20 pound vest or body armor.
Beginning on Memorial Day, each registrant will be asked to return to TheMurphChallenge.com and submit their ‘MURPH’ time to compare their achievement with other participants throughout the U.S.," the Murph Challengewebsite explained. "All times submitted will be displayed on a national leaderboard found at TheMurphChallenge.com. From that board, the top five men and top five women will be recognized for their efforts.
The 2016 CrossFit Open
The CrossFit Open is an annual competition that allows athletes from all over the world to compete against each other in an attempt to earn a spot at the CrossFit Games Regional Event.
The Open is a a great way to challenge and push yourself, and we encourage athletes of all fitness levels to participate.
During the CrossFit Open, CFGB Friday night 5 pm classes are replaced by our "Friday Night Lights". Those registered for the CrossFit Open will complete the 5 week's worth of workouts together as a group on Friday evenings. We encourage all non competitors to stop by and cheer on the CFGB athletes who are competing.