Box CLOSED Today
The Box will be closed today for Mother’s Day. If you are looking for an activity because we are not open, please consider signing up and participating in the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk.
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CF Kids will be off for the next two weeks. We will resume all CF Kids programming Monday May 23.
CFB/White Sox outing Friday May 20. Sox vs KC with fireworks following game. Tickets have been purchased and we are waiting on them to be delivered. I expect to see them by Wednesday or Thursday. If you have already dropped off money for your tickets, thank you. If not please do so ASAP. Tickets are $48 and that includes admission to park with seats in the outfield and wrist band for patio deck food, beer and wine 2 hours pre-game. We will order a bus to transport us to and from the game picking us up at CFB. If you work downtown and would like to join us at the game, we will gladly make room for you on the bus for the return trip to CFB. Game time is 7:05 so expect the bus to leave CFB by 4:30.
Monday May 30 we will participate in the Annual Murph Challenge, aka, Murph Day. The Box will be open at 8am. We will run heats every hour on the hour with last heat at 11am. If you would like to donate to the Michael P Murphy Scholarship Foundation you may do so by signing up as an official participant by clicking here. Stick around after your heat for beer and food.
To get you motivated for Murph Day we will be screening “Murph-The Protector” at the Box Sunday evening.
Parents. Before leaving the box, if you bring children, please look around the area your children were in. If you brought with them chips, crackers, pretzels or other snacks; If they had paper, crayons or markers out; If they went in to the back and grabbed balls or jump ropes, please clean up after them. We have brooms and dust pans in the laundry room. Please respect the coaches and staff to not have to clean up after your children. Much like you clean up your gear after a workout we would appreciate the same with the children.
For those of you who have the CrossFit competition bug, I have signed the Box up as a community for the 2016 Granite Games in St Cloud Minnesota Sept 9-11. There will be an online qualifying event beginning June 9-July 4, Registration is $25. There will be 4 WODs (1 per week, much like the Open) to establish qualifications. The main event September 9-11 has multiple categories to include all athletes. Elite, Masters (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+) and Teens (14-18) There will also be Team events (Team of 4 2 Girls, 2 Guys-Rx, Intermediate, and Scaled.) (Teams of 3-Same Gender-Rx, Intermediate and Scaled) It is a great event at a great venue. It is very well run and there will be celebrity CrossFit athletes warming up and working out right next to you. IF you are interested you can sign up and select the community “South Side Average Joes by clicking here, or speak with me and we to discuss opportunities in more detail. Signing up for the online qualifier is a great reason to keep the intensity of your training up. I for one am looking forward to it. If you’d like more info, click here for details.
CrossFit Roselle has announced a fun Strongman/obstacle course competition Saturday June 4. Teams of 2 1 girl 1 guy.
Here is the announcement from CrossFit Roselle:
Outdoor obstacle course competition involving sleds, tires, yokes, wall climbs, farmer carries. 2 person teams – 1 male & 1 female. $150/team. 30 total teams. 3 total events. Over $1000 in prizes to top 3 teams. Registration opening soon! Stay tuned for more info.
– Teams of 1 male and 1 female will run each obstacle course together at the same time. Each member is trying to complete the course as fast as possible. The times will be combined for total time.
– There are only 30 total teams. The first team to register will run the courses last and have the advantage of knowing all other times. The last team to register will run the courses first and have to set the pace for all other teams.
– There are no Rx or scaled divisions. Everyone will run the same course. If for some reason you are unable to complete an element, you will be eliminated from the podium, but you will be able to complete all remaining courses.
– Expect each course to last around 3 minutes. It will not be easy (think Fran). This will be fast, challenging, and just f*#%ing fun.
– The prizes provided by CFR alone are worth the entry. We are working on other sponsors, so expect some great gifts
Registration is OPEN, so grab a partner from the opposite gender and have some fun. Click here for registration.
Many CFB girls have signed up for “The Dirty Girl Run” Saturday August 6 in Ottowa, IL. If you would like to join the group for a morning of running through the mud you can click here.
We are working on the Summer social calendar. A few events we are working on but looking for feedback. Please reply in “comments”
-Mid Day Golf Outing.
-Adult Gymnastics at Morgan Park Gymnastics Center. Open Gym every Friday from 8:00-9:30pm. $10
-Saturday Team Swim WOD at Alsip Pool (Date TBD)
Save the date for the Third Annual CFB Pool Party at Beetle and Angie’s Tiki hut. Saturday June 25. Mark it in your calendar.
For those who have taken a shine to Olympic Lifting, there are a few events coming up that we can get you trained for and get you involved. If you are interested email me at email@example.com and we can set you up with a training program which will prep you for any upcoming meets.
-June 11 @ Sayre Park Summer Open
-September 10@ CrossFit Construct, Chicago Open
-September 11@ CrossFit Alpha Dog Meet