10 Oct 2015 - Kilos for a Cure: The Nitty Gritty Titty Dittys (aka The Details...)

We have been absolutely blown away by the support we have received from the CrossFit community and the number of people we have coming down to take part in the first Kilos for a Cure. And the day is almost here! To help you get ready, here are some very important details on the event, timings, athlete categories and most importantly, how to donate!

The Basics

On Sunday 25 October from 9.30 am to noon, CrossFit 1864 will host Kilos for a Cure, a special WOD to raise money for the charity, Breast Cancer Now.

We'll be doing "Grace" (30 clean & jerks for time) and we'll also have a 1 RM clean & jerk competition, with prizes given out to the fastest "Grace" times for men and women in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories, the heaviest 1 RM, and Best Dressed Athlete (think pink!). 

We are asking for a minimum donation of £5 to participate and all money will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.

What if I want to participate, but I'm not a CF1864 member?

The more the merrier! We welcome any one from any box or weightlifting club to this event. If you're not a member of CF1864, you'll need to sign a waiver when you come in, that's it!

Timings and Heats

The box will be open for people to start warming up from 8.45 am. Our first heats will begin at approximately 9.30 am, with a new heat running every 20 minutes. Each athlete will need to sign up to their heat when they arrive on the day and spaces in heats will be available on a first come, first served basis. We will be asking athletes to volunteer to judge and anyone not lifting or judging to shout for the athletes as loud as possible! The prize ceremony will take place around 11.50 am with the day finishing off at noon. 

Times are approximate and may change depending on how many people we have turn up on the day!

Athlete Categories

There are three Athlete Categories for the event: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To be eligible for the prizes, athletes in the Beginner category will be using 30 kg (men) / 20 kg (women) for "Grace". Athletes in the Intermediate category will be using 40 kg (men) / 30 kg (women) and athletes in the Advanced category will be doing the workout as Rx, 60 kg (men) / 40 kg (women). The category you are in for "Grace" will be the same as the category you are in for the 1 RM Clean & Jerk.

Not quite at the beginner weights yet? Don't worry, you can still participate! It is completely fine and we encourage you to scale the weights according to your ability. 

How do I get there?

CrossFit 1864 is located at:

The Parkour Academy, The Chainstore
Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JY


Our closest DLR is East India, tube is Canning Town (Jubilee Line) and bus is the 277 (Oregano Drive stop). The gym is approximately 10-15 minute walk from each of these stations. Parking is available, but limited, so we encourage either public transport or car pooling. 

Most importantly, how can I donate?

We will be taking cash donations on the day and you can also donate via our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/kilosforacure/

And don't forget about our Kilos for Pounds initiative! Kilos for Pounds gives businesses and individuals the opportunity to sponsor an athlete, group of athletes, or the event as a whole by matching the number of kilos lifted with a cash donation (pounds!).

This is your chance to get creative and give as much as you like. For example, you could match the heaviest 1 rep max clean & jerk with a cash donation, match the kilos of all lifters in the beginners category, match the kilos lifted by that special athlete you have a crush on, or match the kilos of all lifters getting Grace done in less than 3 minutes (give us a challenge!).

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Our event wouldn't be half as great as it is without the help and generosity of our incredible sponsors and supporters. We would like to extend our thanks to:

Wolverson Fitness, Notes, Denbies Wine Estate, Sweaty Betty, KITBOX, Battle Oats, IronRocks, RAWnola, VitaCoCo, Whatever it Takes, SGF Speed Ropes, and Iron Elite Apparel.

And a massive thanks to Kirsty BerriganLaura Donnelly and the team at Breast Cancer Now for their help with this event and for all the hard work they do throughout the year in the fight to make the last one a reality.


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

"CrossFit Total"

- 15 minutes to establish 1 rep max back squat

- 15 minutes to establish 1 rep max shoulder press

- 15 minutes to establish 1 rep max deadlift

For those with less than 6 months training:

- 15 minutes to establish 5 rep max back squat

- 15 minutes to establish 3 rep max shoulder press

- 15 minutes to establish 5 rep max deadlift