Join us for an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 22, 2022 where we Test our Strength in support of Pompe Disease Research. Participating Athletes will have a chance to test their one rep max in deadlift, front squat, and push press. CrossFit Kids and Teens are welcome to join us, too! Afterwards, we’ll kick off a super fun Oktoberfest party with a Stein hold, followed by food, spirits, and various feats of strength. Detailed itinerary below!
7:45am – Saturday Sweat Sesh – Whether you decide to participate in the Lift Off or not, we’re offering a cardio sweat sesh at 7:45am. Feel free to join us!
8:30am – Lift Off Athletes (Adult CrossFit and CrossFit Teens) should arrive and get warmed up.
8:50am – Athlete Briefing. Order of the heats and movement standards.
9:00am – Lift Off begins. Spectators are welcome!
11:00am – Lift Off complete.
11:15am – CrossFit Kids Lift Off begins.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Stein Hold (Bring your own “stein” and we’ll have some, too! – make it a challenge!)
12:30pm – Oktoberfest Kick Off. CFPG will have an amazing spread of Oktoberfest treats. BYOB. Let’s have some fun with yolk carries, keg tossing, and ax throwing! Oh yeah!
When is this event? Saturday October 22, 2022 7:45am – Who knows? pm
Who is invited to attend? Everyone! All are welcome to participate/attend.
How do I sign up for a heat? Adult CrossFit and CrossFit Teens Athletes should sign up by visiting http://www.cfplayground.com/oktoberfest/ If you are a CrossFit Kid who would like to attend/participate, just come on down!
What if I want to just watch? Please come and watch! Stay for the party
What if I cannot perform all lifts but would like to test some of them? No problem, sign up and we’ll accommodate your requests.
How do I make a donation? Sign up using the link above and make a donation there. Cash and check donations accepted at the event. Make a donation online by visiting https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dch?. Select your donation amount. In “Search for an area” type POMPE.
About Pompe Disease Pompe disease is a rare (estimated at 1 in every 40,000 births) disorder that disables the heart and skeletal muscles. It is caused by mutations in a gene that makes an enzyme called acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA). Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an approved treatment for all Pompe patients. Exercise and nutrition are very important as complementary strategies.
CrossFit Kid Emmy Drew Parker was diagnosed with Pompe Disease as a baby in 2016. Her parents, Nick and Melissa set out on the journey to help Emmy get stronger every day. They travel to New York weekly for Emmy’s enzyme therapy and Emmy builds on her strength exercising with her parents and participating in CrossFit Kids. During Emmy’s last visit to Duke University, her doctors were astounded at her progress. On behalf of Nick, Melissa, and all the people who work with Emmy Drew, we’re so excited to see her become stronger everyday and we thank you for your support!
We look forward to your participation in this event!
Let us know if you have any questions. Text or call –
Bryan (860) 885-4543 | email@example.com
Erin (860) 917-4688 | firstname.lastname@example.org