Bundy CrossFit going military for a good cause

Posted: June 17, 2013 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Crossfit, Fitness and Training, SykOtic
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RUNNING through 20k of mud-filled pits and ice-cold baths, navigating technical obstacles and dodging electric wires may not sound like an ideal Saturday afternoon for many – but for members of CrossFit Bundaberg, it’ll be adrenalin-pumping fun.

CrossFit Bundaberg is pledging I Can Get Active for Cancer by registering a team in the Sunshine Coast Tough Mudder competition held at Caloundra Downs (Racecourse Rd, Sunshine Coast) on August 17.

The gruelling military style competition entails a 20km obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test participant’s all-round strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

CrossFit Bundaberg owner Alec Munn said by turning the challenge into a fundraiser for the Cancer Council Queensland I Can for Cancer initiative, it has given the team of 24 a new purpose.

“Participating in the Tough Mudder challenge and raising money for I Can for Cancer has given us a more meaningful purpose for the race, beyond the physical and mental challenge,” Mr Munn said.

“We have set a fundraising goal of $5000 and hope to achieve this.

“At CrossFit Bundaberg we try to get involved with as much community fundraising as possible and always look for ways to help out where we can.”

Cancer Council Queensland Regional fundraising co-ordinator Gemma Abela will also take part in Tough Mudder and encouraged any other teams participating to register for I can Get Active for Cancer.

“This is a great opportunity to raise funds and participate in the fight against cancer,” Ms Abela said.

“Whether you participate in Tough Mudder, or other activities like running, skydiving, baking, bowling, knitting or golfing, it doesn’t matter! Whatever you can do to raise funds will enable Cancer Council Queensland to invest in lifesaving cancer research, education programs and patient support.”

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

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