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
July 2017, June 2018, July 2019, July 2020
This event just keeps on getting better with over a dozen affiliates from the Lower North Island converging on CCW to do battle for the partners competition crown year in and year out. This event is always a whole lot of fun and a great way to bring the CrossFit community together. As always these events are only made possible by the help of our amazing community. You guys are awesome!
The Affiliate Cup – Wellington Region
November 2018, September 2019, February 2020
This is a team postal event that we host for Affiliates in the greater Wellington Region as far north as Whanganui and Palmerston North. The competition grades teams into divisions in week one of the competition and then after three weeks of round robin the top two teams of each division are invited to compete in a final head to head at CCW.
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!
24 Hours for Youthline Wellington
On December the 15th from 3pm we worked out for 24 hours in support of Youthline Wellington. Youthline volunteers have been changing lives through providing support and development services for 45yrs and our members chose to support their cause this year. Our members set out in pairs rowing for 24 hours to try and clock up as many KM’s as possible clocking up over 675km in total in a phenomenal effort. Our fundraising target was $3000 but when it was all said and done we walked away with $4034.57 in total. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen, this was easily our most successful fundraisers to date.
Over the course of our 2018 Throwdown season we ran a fundraiser for Bellyful’s Central Wellington branches. Bellyful was ‘born’ out the desire to see families supported by their fellow community members. They provide free cooked meals to families with newborns and families struggling with illness where they have little or no family or social support. We ran two competitions over this time one CCW in-house comp and the the 2018 CCW Winter Throwdown half of all athlete fees were donated and we also asked the wider community for donations. In the end we raised $1,235 in another great throwdown season fundraiser. Thanks to everyone that supported this!
24 hours for Sands
In December 2018 we embarked on another 24 hour fundraiser as a community this time in support of local charity Sands. In a storm of ground to overhead we raised a record total of $4614.60! We would like to thank everyone that supported this event and especially the team at Sands that got behind us through planning, delivering and following up! Thanks!
Leehane Stowers Fundaraiser
For the 2019 Throwdown season our community chose to directly support an athlete from the New Zealand CrossFit community. We raised funds for Leehane Stowers and her fight against breast cancer. Our 2019 Throwdown season involved our In-House and Winter Throwdown competitions. Half of all athlete fees from both of these competitions went directly to Leehane and her givealittle page. We managed to raise a total of $1,242 and had a number of our wider community donate directly to Leehane’s page. Thanks to everyone for supporting another Throwdown season!
24 Hours for Key to Life
For our annual 24 hour fundraiser the CCW community came together to choose another charity, beating off all other candidates was the Key to Life Charitable trust. Key to Life do amazing things to fight suicide in our country so we set out to raise $5000. We rowed almost 400,000m over the 24 hours and raised a record total of $7510! This was a team effort and everyone involved did their utmost best!
For our 2020 Throwdown season our community chose to support the Wellington branch of the NZ Riding for the Disabled charity RDA is all about providing goal-based riding activities that increase the ability, strength and confidence of people with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. Their focus is to make a positive difference and their vision is to reach more riders and change more lives. Half of all athlete fees from both our inhouse throwdown and winter throwdown went to the cause, we managed to raise $1581! Thanks for all the support!