Nov
28
to Dec 24

Concept 2 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

Holiday Challenge 2019

November 28–December 24

The Details

  • Row, ski and/or ride 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters from November 28 to 11:59 p.m. December 24.

  • Indoor rower, SkiErg and BikeErg meters only (no on water/on snow meters please). You can combine meters from each machine to reach the challenge goal. Note: BikeErg meters are counted as half when applied to the challenge. Learn more about BikeErg meters below in How To Participate.

  • Support great causes with your meters! Read about this year’s charities below.

  • This is an individual challenge. Teams are not used for this challenge.

  • The Kids' Holiday Challenge allows kids (aged 16 and under) to participate at 50,000 meters.

  • Adaptive athletes can choose to participate at the 50k, 100k, or 200k levels.

  • Deadline for entering meters: 11:59 pm GMT (6:59 pm ET), January 4th.

Daily Workout Calendar

New for this year, we've created a day-by-day calendar of suggested workouts to help you complete your goal.

Download Calendar

Holiday Challenge Charities

There's also a charitable giving aspect to the Holiday Challenge. Here's how it works: For every person who rows, skis or rides 100k during the challenge, Concept2 will donate $.02 per kilometer (1000 meters) to your choice of this year's charities. Once you get beyond 100k, we'll donate $.04 per additional kilometer. In order for your meters to count, however, you must choose a charity from the front page of your Logbook (or select "Let Concept2 Choose" if you don't have a preference). For kids and adaptive participants, the $.04 rate will take effect at 50k. Note: BikeErg meters count for half the distance when calculating your Holiday Challenge meters and any related donation.

Thank you for all your hard work for the 2018 challenge. See the following table for a breakdown of how much you all raised.

CharityAmount DonatedKafue River Rowing$7,491.49Protect Our Winters$14,005.71World Bicycle Relief$15,935.32Little Bellas$7,567.49

Making Additional Donations

Many of you have asked about donating personally to the charities selected for the Holiday Challenge. For those of you interested, we ask that you please send your donations directly to the charities. You can find information on how to donate on each charity's site (see links above). Thank you for your generosity!

How To Participate

  1. You must have an Online Logbook at concept2.com (it's FREE!) and all of your meters must be entered into your Online Logbook. If you don't already have one, visit the Online Logbook home page and follow the directions to register. Kids' Challenge participants need to set up an individual logbook (using a parent's email address is fine).

  2. Choose your charity from the main Logbook page. This will be available to do from mid-November and can be done at any point before the end of the challenge. Note: It's possible to choose either "Do Not Donate" or "Let Concept2 Choose" as an option. People who do not choose a charity will not be eligible for a pin if they reach 200,000m

  3. Under the Profile tab, enter your current mailing address. This is to ensure we have your correct mailing address for mailing your pin (see below for how to qualify).

  4. After your workout, record your meters in your Online Logbook. Note: BikeErg meters are counted as half when applied to the challenge, so a BikeErg workout of 40,000m would give you 20,000m towards your challenge score. This is done automatically, so if entering workouts manually in the Logbook, please enter them as normal.

  5. Visit the Challenges page in your Online Logbook. When you've reached your goal, the Challenges page of the Online Logbook automatically recognizes your achievement and displays instructions for claiming your rewards.

Incentives and Rewards

The incentives and rewards available depend on which goal you achieve. Note: BikeErg meters are counted as half when applied to the challenge.

Level 1

Participants who complete 100,000 meters are entitled to the following incentives and rewards:

  • A free downloadable certificate of achievement

  • Access to the Holiday Challenge shop through our third-party fulfillment vendor (availability varies by country)

Level 2

Participants who complete 200,000 meters or kids and adaptive athletes who complete 50,000 meters are entitled to the following incentives and rewards:

  • A free downloadable certificate of achievement

  • A free Holiday Challenge pin: Pins are sent to the address on file in your Online Logbook. Please ensure you have entered your full name and a valid/complete mailing address and chosen a charity by the end of January 4 GMT in order to receive your pin. Pins will ONLY be sent to people who have a full and complete address and have chosen a charity (or chosen "Let Concept2 Choose" or "Do Not Donate"). Please note that pins will be shipped in mid-January, after the Jan. 4 deadline for entering challenge meters. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

  • Access to the Holiday Challenge shop through our third-party fulfillment vendor

Preparing for the Holiday Challenge

If completing 100,000 or 200,000 meters in a month is a new challenge for you, here are some ideas to help you prepare:

  • Don't be intimidated! Every year people who have never completed long distances complete the challenge.

  • Gradually build your workout time. Try adding an extra 1000 meters per day, especially if you don't usually complete 7000 meters at a time.

  • If you don't usually workout every day, try working out for several days in a row. The workouts can be short, but see how it feels to row/ski/ride more often.

  • Keep some stretching in your routine or add it if you haven't been doing it regularly.

  • Think about when you will fit your extra Holiday Challenge workouts into your schedule. If it requires you to workout at a different time of day than usual, try it out ahead of time to see how it feels.

  • Plan ahead so that you can make up any missed meters due to travel or other commitments.

  • Pace yourself! Many people have commented that the Holiday Challenge pushed them to do more than they ever thought they could, and it felt great! On the other hand, it is not wise to make a sudden jump in the amount of rowing/skiing/riding you do, so keep this in mind. You can build your daily meters gradually, even during the challenge itself.

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Oct
6
7:00 AM07:00

Death Race - October 6th

DEATH RACE RESULTS:

Going to keep this brief but Death Race was awesome and a huge success! Seriously so stoked on this gym and everyone who attends it. This event couldn’t have happened at any other gym.

Congrats to Chris for winning, Emily coming in as last DNF and Helen getting the Spirit of the Race! If you want deets ask the folks below about their experiences!! List of placings below with some awesome PRs. I think it’s all accurate but I’m pretty zonked out. Add any changes or benchmarks in the comments that I missed!

Chris - Winner (10 loops, distance pr)
Emily - DNF (9 loops, distance pr)
David - DNF (8 loops)
Drew - DNF (7 loops)
Timur - DNF (7 loops)
Chilcote - DNF (6 loops, distance pr)
Leslie - DNF (5 loops, distance pr)
Fierst - DNF (5 loops, distance pr)
Sara - DNF (4 loops, distance pr)
Thomas - DNF (4 loops, distance pr)
Wolf - DNF (4 loops)
David - DNF (4 loops)
Ron - DNF (4 Loops)
Louis - DNF (4 loops, distance pr)
Kchamp (3 loops, distance pr)
Helen (3 loops, spirit of the race)
Sarah S. (3 loops)

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Jun
1
7:00 AM07:00

YAI CENTRAL PARK CHALLENGE

“Hey folks,

YAI is an organization that helps developmentally disabled adults to navigate the world with as little assistance as possible. This includes job training, how to use public transportation, and how and when to take medications. Small things we take for granted, such as proper hygiene and making themselves something to eat, can be arduous and stressful events. With guidance and reassurance these tasks start to become routine.

More importantly, YAI gives them a voice through advocacy programs that fight for their rights to be treated as equal citizens.

I worked as a direct service provider for YAI for four years helping 12 adults learn to stand up for themselves, ride the bus, cook meals, food shop and how to represent themselves at doctor's visits. The work was gratifying. I was able to watch people overcome obstacles they once thought insurmountable.

I still think about these guys often and this race is one way in which I can stay connected to them.

I started a team again this year. It would be great if you joined me and a spent a morning running around Central Park for a good cause. If not, maybe you'd like to donate a few bucks anyway. Either way, thanks.”

- Coach Rich

https://give.yai.org/team/229136

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May
27
9:00 AM09:00

Murph

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In memory of Navy Lt. Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, New York, who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd name it Body Armor. From here on it will be referred to as Murph in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is. 

Heats will occur at 9am, 10am, 11am.

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Smash Games 2019

Hi!

CrossFit Greenpoint is excited to host another of year of smashing. We're happy to have lots of new faces since last year's event and I'd like to take a moment to explain a bit about the Smash Games.  

The Smash Games is an annual in-house competition that's meant to promote a fun and exciting day of fitness and exercise. Most often, the workouts are team oriented (with themes and outfits encouraged). 

At the end of the day, Smash Games is meant to be an encouraging and fun filled day. 

If you want to check out photos from the last two years, follow the links below! 

Smash Games 2018 Photos 

Smash Games 2017 Photos

This year, Smash Games will be done in TEAMS OF THREE. THREE FOLKS, THREE WORKOUTS. 

The competition will offer the following divisions : 

OPEN - ONE DIVISION 

If you want to do the Smash Games but are unsure about partner situations, come talk to us and we'll help you partner up! 

If you have any questions, please reach me at ron@crossfitgreenpoint.com 

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CFG Racing at Ragnar Zion
May
10
to May 11

CFG Racing at Ragnar Zion

  • Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A team of 8 CFGers are racing a 120 mile course in the desert near Zion National Park, Utah. Runners will complete 3 legs each, totaling 15 miles per person, over the course of 24+ hours (relay style).

Team Tropical Space Aliens is signed up for the CrossFit division and mostly hopes to have the most fun possible at 6,000+ feet elevation, but would be stoked to bring home the kettlebell trophy!

Runners:

Chelsea Fierst, Lauren Chilcote, Lauren Weinstein, Justin Wolfgang, Richie Goelz, Vicky Wong, Timur Tisuray, Molly Brau Wheeler

More event info here: https://www.runragnar.com/event-detail/trail/zion_ut#overview

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