Operation Ward 57 presents the
9th Annual 22 WOD To End Veteran Suicide CrossFit Event
Approximately 22 Veterans a day die by suicide. In order to promote awareness and show our Nation’s Heroes from all eras they are not alone please join us in the 22 WOD CrossFit Event to End Veteran Suicide. Funds raised will go to help support the Service Animal Assistance Program and Honor & Courage Programs through Operation Ward 57—a nonprofit serving our nation’s wounded, ill and injured. Service Animals have been proven to help combat depression, anxiety, and seclusive behavior which are all common with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Together we can make a difference. We can connect these Veterans with the Service Animal they desperately need through partner Orgs, and we can help cover the expenses of obtaining the animal as well as be there for their lifelong needs such as Vet Bills, Food & Supplies. In addition the Honor & Courage Program provides a 24/7 hotline available to all era Veterans and their families.
On February 22nd we want to get as many Box/Gym’s to to join together and complete a WOD to End Veteran Suicide.
In order to best fit everyone’s Gym we will go with each Box/Gym creating their own WOD 22. All we ask is that you have 22 exercises with each one being 22 Reps. At Minute 22 into the WOD we will all stop and take a moment of silence for those who have died in this battle.
Time: As determined by your local gym – contact them for details
WOD: Create Your Own, 22 Exercises for 22 Reps
Suggested Donation: $22 pp or $35 with event tshirt (2023 Design Coming Soon)
To Register click HERE
For gyms that wish to collect registrations day of, please assign a Team Leader and register under the Host Gym/Box Sign Up option HERE. Team Leaders will be responsible for collecting all donations and shirt orders the day of the event and ensuring funds are distributed to Operation Ward 57 within 14 days of the close of the event. Gyms will have the option to receive an official host banner. For 2023 we will be adding host gym names to the back of the tshirt but all gyms wanting their name included on the design must register before 1/13/23.
Registrations/Donations by mail can go to Operation Ward 57, PO Box 80055, Seattle, WA 98108 (Just Place Gym Name in Memo).
Funds raised will go to Operation Ward 57’s Service Dog Assistance program & Honor & Courage Program to help combat Veteran suicide rates, Tax ID 61-1521946 or www.operationward57.org. Donations are tax deductible (*Total tax deductible amount is $22 with our without the tshirt).
Event Shirts: For those who pre-order by 1/31 you will receive your shirt prior to the 2/22 event. Orders received online or placed at the gym after 1/31 *may* be processed after the conclusion of the 2/22 event when all gyms have submitted info (approx 21-30 days after). Once all orders are received a final batch of shirts will be sent to the printer. Please expect to receive shipping notice of your shirt 4-6 weeks after the event. *We are not responsible for delays in shipping due to postal carrier*. Shirts will be mailed to the address provided if ordered online. Gyms orders will be mailed to the gyms.
To Download The Official Event Flyer click HERE
Thank you to Veterans Expeditionary Team & Operation Enduring Warrior for the support in getting this event started in 2015.
We cannot do the event on the 22nd. Is it OK if we move to another day? Yes. As long as you keep it as close to the 22nd as possible and within the scope of the event.
What time is the Crossfit event? In order to best fit everyone’s Gym we will go with each gym and Team Leader determining the time of the event.
What is the WOD? In order to best fit everyone’s Gym we will go with each Box/Gym creating their own WOD 22. All we ask is that you have 22 exercises with each one being 22 Reps.
Do we register in advance or at the gym? It is encouraged to register in advance of the event online. Please check with your gym to see if they are participating and have a Team Leader assigned. For those gyms that sign up they will be taking donations/registrations the day of.
Do I have to be a member of a gym/box to participate? No. You are welcome to create a workout in your home or wherever you are most comfortable. However we do encourage you to check out the list of participating gyms HERE and see if there is one in your area you can check out and join.
Who do I contact if I have questions? You are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by submitting your question HERE
If you or someone you know is having trouble overcoming the burdens of war & is in emotional distress or in a suicidal crisis, please pick up the phone and call our Honor & Courage Hotline.