CrossFit workout enthusiasts are uniting with international efforts to raise awareness for American captured soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
On June 30, CrossFit devotees from across the globe will come together for a one-of-a-kind Workout of the Day.
Bergdahl hails from the Idaho Sun Valley/Hailey area. He is a member of the 1st Battalion of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment and was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2009.
Individuals and businesses throughout the United States and the world are banding together in this unique event designed to raise awareness and funds for the Bergdahl family’s efforts.
The workout is listed as follows:
400 meter run
52 push ups
30 kettle bell swings 53/44
9 box jumps 30/24
6 Front squats 155/115
After the 3 rounds, complete a 1000 meter row
Three rounds for each year of captivity, 52 for each week of captivity, 30/9/6 for June 30, 2009. A 1000 meter row to honor Bowe who sailed the Eastern Seaboard, through the Panama Canal, to San Francisco.
Like any CrossFit WOD, the workout will be scalable and can be adjusted to any person’s fitness level. The purpose is that you are doing something to honor Sgt Bergdahl. If you are not comfortable with this workout go for a bike ride, run, ballet, sail a boat, anything. Do something you love & do it Saturday, June 30.
Several locations are already on board in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and even Australia.
All funds raised will be used to put up more billboards like the one displayed above.
Bring Bowe Home WOD is a national campaign, where CrossFit gyms will all do the same workout on June 30, 2012 to honor and call attention to the three-year anniversary of Bergdahl’s capture.
A detailed list of articles about Bowe Bergdahl can be read here.
UPDATE: This article was edited on 20/06/2019 following his release from captivity and subsequent court trial in the USA. Since his release the bringbowehomewod website and social media pages have been taken down/removed.