No Mercy CrossFit and Can't Stop Running are teaming up this year for a workout in honor of Samuel F. Pearson.
We will be holding a "5K Run" along with a Individual CrossFit workout version of "Fight Gone Bad" and you can decide to do one or the other or both in honor of Samuel F. Pearson.
While we will honor Samuel F. Pearson specifically, we do NOT forget the rest of the fallen that have given the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country.
Crossfit and the military have become somewhat intertwined over the years. The military has adapted Crossfit into their workout regime and Crossfit has been issuing “HERO” workouts for those who have fallen. These “HERO” workouts are mostly based off of what the solider liked to do when they worked out. These workouts are released on Crossfit.com with a detailed description about that person and they have a workout named after them. These workouts are often named after their last name, but nick names they earned are also used to label the specifically. Gyms all over the country see these workouts online and do them throughout the year and every Memorial Day.
We are honoring on this day our local HERO Samuel F. Pearson, assigned to the 376th Finance Company, 88th Regional Readiness Command. He died on Oct 10th in Baghdad, Iraq and is survived by his parents, Randi and Carolyn and his brothers Rich, John, and Andy and his sister Laura.
Sam is special to a lot of people in the community of Piqua and beyond. This is why our gym is going to take the money raised from this event and create a scholarship foundation for the Piqua High School that will be given out annually in his name. We have asked his parents to lead on the type of scholarship that will be given out.
With that said, here are the details on the workouts,
and also the link to sign up for event :
"5K Run" (8 am start time)
Individual "Fight Gone Bad" (9am)
(1 Min each Station - 3 Rounds)
Weighted Sit Ups 15/25 (modification regular sit ups)
Push Presses 55/75
Box Jumps 20/24" (modification step ups)
Lateral Bar Hops
How this workout works is, you start at station one you work for 1 full minute, accumulating reps, at the 2 min mark, clock will beep and rotate to the next station in line until all 5 stations are complete, at the end of your 5th station you then get a 1 min rest, then your will repeat process for another 2 rounds.
No Crossfit experience is needed for the "Fight Gone Bad" portion of the day and if you feel the workout is to much for you,no big deal, we will scale it down to your comfort level so you can participate and fun. If you wish not to do the workout, you will still be able to watch others do it, hang out and cheer on your friends, we will also a 50/50 drawing. So please bring out your family and friends and enjoy the day!!!!
We will also announce how much money was raised and given to the scholarship after the event is final!!!!