Southwest Virginia Fit Games 2012!
Forwarded from Tim Falke, one of the owners of Roanoke Valley CrossFit:
Dear CrossFit and fitness family,
We at Roanoke Valley CrossFit are humbled to announce we will be hosting the 1st Annual SWVA (South West Virginia) Fit Games 2012. Inspired by the CrossFit Games, we want to hold a annual local competition open to ANYONE to crown South West Virginias Fittest! It's time to go hard or go to hell!
We believe being fit means being able to do well across a variety of different physical tests. As such, we've designed a competition that tests people for all-around skills. It will be AWESOME to watch and we'll label our winners South West Virginias Fittest athletes.
The event will take place on Saturday July 14th. We will start things off at around 8:00AM and finish up by 7:30PM. Detailed schedules will be announced the week of the event.
The games will incorporate a variety of different skill sets and be scaled to any level athlete. We will incorporate standard CrossFit movements in workouts that will be selected to test athletes in strength, endurance and skilled movements. We will announce the 3 individual events hours prior to the competition. We will hold a final event HOPPER style to crown the top male and female RX'd finalists.
We will host four division in this competition:
RX: Rx means you can do almost every named workout RX. Cash prizes will only be given to the RX division. We encourage most athletes to enter this division.
Scaled: All workouts are scaled..need double unders and 5+ pullups.
Open: New to CrossFit but want to compete? This lets you feel the rush and satisfaction of competition. Male and Female category.
Masters: If you are 45+, this is your division. We will scale like in the Open division.
First and foremost the games are about raising money for charities and having fun. Athletes that do the best overall will win the games. Scoring will be described in more details when we announce the events.
We will have a prize basket for our winners from our sponsors. We will also have a $1,ooo cash purse for RX division winners.
Games will be open to all level athletes over the age of 16. We encourage athletes to be familiar with different fitness domains and have some exposure to CrossFit style workouts. We will do our best to scale the event to all levels. The registration fee is $40. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS! All athletes will be required to sign a waiver. Competitors will be capped at 25 male and 25 female per division.
The games will be held rain or shine at Roanoke Valley CrossFit @ 1832 Apperson Dr Salem VA 24017
Please bring $5(cash only) if you want to spectate for the day. Kids 16 and under are free.
Please come prepared. i.e. sunscreen,rain gear, lawn chair.
A portion of proceeds will go to the Special Olympics.
Individuals can volunteer to judge or provide medical over watch.
If you want to sponsor or volunteer for this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540-588-7569. Ideas for sponsorship include subsidizing t-shirts, prize packages and/or event day food/water donation. We have lots of open wall space for your banner and will have the fittest people in the area competing in the event.
Registration page is forthcoming. We'll send it out as soon as we get it! We're hoping that we have a great showing from CrossFit Blacksburg. This is a great opportunity for you to participate in a FUN CrossFit event in our back yard!