To honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes like the namesake of Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), Marine 1st Lt Travis Manion, more than 50 CrossFit gyms and ruck clubs across the country will be hosting “Manion WOD” (Workout of the Day) events to raise funds for TMF initiatives, which help our nation’s veterans identify their strengths and passion, so they can make a positive impact on their community throughout their post-military lives. The workout consists of a 400 meter run (or ruck) and 29 back squats, for 7 rounds; representing 4/29/07 – the date 1st Lt. Travis Manion was killed while saving his wounded comrades in Iraq.
“Travis story exemplifies the service and sacrifice of this generation’s military members, and I’m in awe of the amazing work being done by the Foundation that bears his name.” said Jimi Letchford, Director of CrossFit International. “To honor not just Travis, but all our fallen heroes, TMF is uniting communities to strengthen America's national character by empowering veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop and lead future generations. That legacy is one I’m proud to help carry on, just as I was proud to serve alongside Travis before his death.”
"I'm honored that CrossFit gyms across the country will recognize the sacrifice my brother Travis made 12 years ago. The CrossFit community continues to exemplify the strength of America's national character, by paying homage to our nation's fallen heroes through teaching their values of accountability and integrity to the next generation of leaders," said Ryan Manion, President of Travis Manion Foundation.
Manion WOD events will be occurring at CrossFit gyms and ruck clubs across the United States, with most held on Saturday, April 27th, or Sunday, April 28th. Times vary by location. Proceeds from each event will go towards TMF veteran initiatives such as service and leadership expeditions, veteran-empowerment programs, and character development courses.
Registration is open and information can be found at: https://www.travismanion.org/2019manionwod