Over the years, CrossFit Headquarters has raised and donated millions of dollars to support the charitable work that is integral to the CrossFit community. This support has extended to hundreds of programs that fund adaptive athletes, veterans, communities in recovery from substance abuse and addiction, cancer survivors, K-12 schools around the world, and many more. The extraordinary generosity of the community has enabled this work, which started with and has remained grounded in the CrossFit affiliate. CrossFit affiliates have always led the charge to help others: sponsoring fundraisers, adopting local charities, and hosting workouts to support their own members in times of need.
Now, affiliates need the help and support of the broader CrossFit community. Our affiliates stand as local centers for health, leading communities of all ages, fitness levels, and cultures. And their responses to the uncertainties and constraints surrounding COVID-19 have been remarkable. While many of us are forced to temporarily distance ourselves from one another, CrossFit trainers and affiliates have gone to extraordinary lengths to serve and support their members despite these challenging circumstances. They are truly the lifeblood of the CrossFit community.
It’s our turn to give back to them.
First, CrossFit is halting or reducing fees from our affiliates wherever their governments have mandated closures. We cannot ask our affiliates to pay fees when they are prohibited from keeping their doors open, regardless of the steps they are taking to continue to serve their local communities.
In addition, CrossFit Headquarters is working to provide immediate support to CrossFit affiliates by hosting an online competition with all registration proceeds going to affiliates in need. The details of this worldwide event will be announced in the coming days. This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and respond to the present uncertainty by lifting each other up and unifying our global community for the benefit of affiliates everywhere.