HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
DAY OF LOGISTICS:
- People should show up ~1 hour before the first WOD to get settled, checked in, get their shirts and warm up
- 30 minutes prior to the first WOD there will be a speech by the Special O athletes on what it means to them, as well a speech by the owner on the day focusing on safety, community and having a great time.
- We recommend a large group warmup for the first WOD 10 minutes prior to the start of the first WOD
- The Special O athletes will join a team or two and participate in the first WOD – this is a critical part of the team, please have some fun with this
- As the day goes on, a rhythm will develop between WODS, rest, sleep, eat, shower, mobility, warm up etc…
- Areas to consider in your gym
- Food prep – Do you have a dedicated kitchen area? If not, consider if staking off an area makes sense. Blenders, hot plates, microwaves would all be good to have on hand.
- Sleep – Based on the number of participants, mark/section off an area for them to bed down and keep their food/clothes/etc
- Workout area – Consider how many teams you will have and give a ~4’ x 8’ area for them to WOD. Some affiliates have had success by taping off floor areas for each team for barbell work to provide safe space
- Bathrooms and showers – you’ll need these….
Athletes are able to participate in either 6, 12 or 24 hour groups (or whatever they can do). The idea is to be considerate of participants schedules to allow for maximum participation which in turn drives more donation dollars to SOCF. If someone signs up for 6 and is having a great time they can do 12 or 24 if they want and vice versa. If someone is signed up for 24 hours and needs to stop, they should it should be made clear to them that this is okay.
WHAT TO TELL YOUR ATHLETES TO BRING – CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- Clothes for working out 24 times (probably don’t need 24 changes 🙂 )
- Towels/toiletries to shower
- Sleeping gear (mattress, sleeping bag, hammock, pillow, ear plugs, sleep mask, sheets, blanket, etc..)
- Camping chair
- Water bottles
- WOD accessories (lifting shoes, wraps, gloves, sleeves, bandeezies, skipping ropes, etc…)
- Can do attitude
- Food – Depending on what your box is organizing for food, you will need to bring sustenance for the 24 hours. Think of things you can eat and then workout in less than 50 minutes from time of consumption. Think trail mix, protein shakes, jerky, fruit, veggies, sweet potatoes.
- Entertainment (iPod, iPad, headphones, speakers, whatever you think will fight off the sleep deprivation madness
- Positive mindset
- WOD List – if available or list that it will be available shortly on the website and will link to it from Facebook, etc…