Sweat for Vets - Registration is Open!

Sweat for VetsSaturday, November 13 at the Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield.  Join us for a workout to honor veterans and raise money for Open Doors Outdoors – a Glastonbury-based organization that takes veterans, their families and young people into the outdoors for re-connection, healthy activity and healing.

Our “Sweat for Vets” workout can be done individually or as part of a 2-person team. You can even scale the workout by doing half of the reps if you would like. There is no time limit or prizes for finishing first. The goal is to have fun and repay some of the sweat our veterans have shed as they have protected freedom around the world. To honor the veterans in your life, we will have blank race bibs available for you to write their names on and wear during the workout.
 
1.1 Mile Run/Walk, followed by 5 Rounds of
   19 Burpees
   19 Sit-Ups
   19 Air Squats
   54 Jumping Jacks
Then finish with another 1.1 Mile Run/Walk
 
The numbers in the workout have special significance:
Two 1.1 Mile Run/Walks = 11/11 – November 11 is Veterans Day
Five Rounds = one round for each branch of the Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines & Coast Guard)
19 Burpees + 19 Sit-Ups = 1919 - the year Armistice Day was first celebrated
19 Air Squats + 54 Jumping Jacks = 1954 - the year Veterans Day was established
 
The running portion of the workout will take place on a street that is open to automobile traffic, while the functional movements can be done on the artificial turf (bring a towel of yoga mat if you’d like).
 
Post workout, enjoy tasty eats and cold drinks at the brewery (first round is on us!). We will also have raffle prizes, including free shoes, cool swag and gift certificates. Plus, all registrants will receive a $10 Voucher good on Saucony shoes or apparel at Fleet Feet Hartford.
Special thanks to CrossFit Hartford, Fleet Feet Hartford and Fitness Class Training for hosting this event – and to Saucony, Transamerica and Brooke Group Real Estate for sponsoring our event such that all the money raised can be donated to Open Doors Outdoors.
 
Online registration closes on Friday, November 12 @ 11:59pm. You may register on-site on race day, but the fee will increase to $35.
 

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