The Wellington Cup
August 2013, 2014, 2015
CrossFit Central Wellington was the driving force behind The Wellington Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015. This was a weekend where 60+ volunteers from the gym gave up their entire weekend to help judge, set-up, reset equipment and cheer on the athletes with the common goal of putting on a show for the Wellington and New Zealand CrossFit Community! Every aspect of this competition over those years was entirely down to the dedication of our members and their families and what a show it was!
The CCW Winter Throwdown
June 2014, July 2015
The Throwdown is an annual competition we hold at the gym for all of the Wellington regions CrossFit Community, every affiliate as far as Marsterton and Paraparamu are invited to come and compete in this full day event. This event is only possible through the help of the entire CCW coaching roster and dedicated members.
The CCW Winter Throwdown 2016
After the success of the partners competition format of 2015 we decided to stick with the same concept. We also decided extend the reach of our invite list and saw affiliates from as far as Whanganui and Palmerston North bring teams to the event. The event also coupled as a fundraiser for Mana House in who we raised $946 for. This event is only possible through the help of the entire CCW coaching roster and dedicated members.
The CCW Winter Throwdown 2017
This event just keeps on getting better. The 2017 CCW Winter Throwdown was our most successful to date with over a dozen affiliates from the Lower North Island converging on CCW to do battle for the partners competition crown. The day was a whole lot of fun and it also helped us raise more money for our UpsdieDowns education trust fundraiser that we ran over our Throwdown season. This event was only made possible by the help of our amazing community. You guys are awesome!
For the Community
Mental Illness is a hard topic to talk about but affects many people, and one of CrossFit Central Wellington’s member’s felt it particular hard. So we decided to start up a conversation about it and raise some money the only way we know how – doing a tough workout!
400 For Maddy
We love leg day. But often we take it for granted, or even complain about our legs, when some can’t even walk! We lent our leg strength to raise money for a little girl to get the chance to walk on her own.
24 Hour Relay Fundraiser
This event consisted on 2 of our craziest members Head Coach Eric and Coach Kieran, these 2 ran 400m laps continuously for 24 hours in a quest to raise money for the Wellingtons Women’s Refuge. They were successful and needless to say slept very well the next night!
24 Hour Wall Ball Fundraiser
What an awesome effort this 24 hour fundaraiser was, we set out to complete 10,000 wall balls and raise $2400 for the Wellington Night Shelter, we thought was quite ambitious! We ended up smashing the totals with 25,758 wall balls completed and $2510 raised. It was a lot of fun and we even had the General Manager of the night shelter smashing out 300 wall balls. We all can’t wait for the next project!
With the help of New Zealand Society on Alcohol and Drug Dependence we proudly launched Shield on March the 8th. This was a free community based program for those in different stages of recovery from addiction, it was made up of 10 one-hour classes and ran for 5 weeks. Over the course of the program we saw a positive change in all of those that attended it also gave us an appreciation of the illness that addiction is and the havoc it plays in some peoples lives. Stay tuned for another Shield program in the future!
Mana House Fundraiser
After experiencing first hand the havoc addiction can cause in peoples lives through our Shield program we decided to go one step further and support another important aspect of the cause. We again teamed up with the New Zealand Society on Alcohol and Drug Dependence on this one and ran two CrossFit competitions in June and July 2016 to raise money for Mana House recovery accomodation. In total over both events we raised $946 for Mana House.
24 Hours for Healthy Futures
On December the 16th at 5pm we worked out for 24 hours in support of Wellington’s Healthy Futures Trust. Healthy Futures is concerned about the number of overweight children developing preventable health problems such as type 2 diabetes. Working out to a rep scheme devised from some key health stats from Healthy futures involving Burpees, Farmers carries and a assault bike we went about our business. Our fundraising target was $2400 when it was all said and done we walked away with $3750! Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen, this was one of our best fundraisers to date.
Over the course of our 2017 Throwdown season we ran a fundraiser for UpsideDowns Education Trust. UpsideDowns are a charity focused on helping fund the speech language therapy costs of children with Down syndrome all over New Zealand. We ran two competitions over this time one CCW in-house comp and the the 2017 CCW Winter Throwdown half of all athlete fees were donated and we also asked the wider community for donations. In the end we raised $2,114 in our most successful throwdown season fundraiser to date. Thanks to everyone that supported this!