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  • Writer's pictureDavid Connolly


CrossFit, GORUCK, and The Step Up Foundation are uniting the community to raise awareness surrounding veteran suicide and prevention Nov. 11 — Veterans Day — with Hero Workout Chad1000X.

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Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson died by suicide on Oct. 29, 2018, due to the effects of numerous deployments, several TBIs, blast-wave injuries, and PTSD. Since her husband’s death, Sara Wilkinson, a long-time member of the CrossFit community and trainer on CrossFit’s Seminar Staff, has been promoting awareness around veteran suicide and prevention through her nonprofit, The Step Up Foundation. Tune in to hear from Sara about the creation of Chad1000X, The Step Up Foundation’s mission, and how to get involved and participate in the worldwide event.

Grab a friend and join the CrossFit community on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, to complete Chad1000X — 10,000 step-ups for time wearing an external load.

Read “Chad Becomes Official CrossFit Hero Workout for Veterans Day” →

Learn more about Chad1000X here →

Get involved with the Step Up Foundation here →

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