The vision is to create The Heroic Games; a CrossFit competition run by our partners Crossfit2012 supporting Help for Heroes, becoming a landmark event in the national
and then hopefully international CrossFit calendar.
Situated at Imber Court Sports Club, Surrey, the proposal is to use the
significant existing infrastructure to stage an event which will appeal to
athletes and members of the public alike. The event will be held across 2
days annually in the summer at Imber Court Sports Club, and will include
individual, adaptive and team entries.
The event will utilise only Hero WOD’s (workout of the day) to make the
competition unique to the CrossFit competition calendar, and further
support Help for Heroes. Hero WOD’s are special workouts designed and
dedicated to servicemen and servicewomen, who have lost their lives
in the call of duty, and shared a passion for CrossFit, being the fittest/
healthiest version of themselves. When these workouts are undertaken,
and people understand the meaning behind them, the commitment and
focus to complete the WOD is unrivalled. The desire is to capture this true
dedication to the cause in a competitive fitness spectacle.
Currently on site is CrossFit 2012’s studio nestled within a sports stadium
which itself is capable of seating up to 600 people. Facing a rugby pitch,
this would then become the main competition arena.
The Heroic Games would be an athletic competition inspired by those
which take place in America called the CrossFit Games which have been
held every summer since 2007. Consisting of aerobic, weight lifting,
obstacle and gymnastic exercises, competitors aim to win the ‘Fittest
on Earth’ title. Participation has over the years grown rapidly with pre
qualification taking place across the world. Total prize payouts currently
top $2.2 million and the event is sponsored by Reebok. In 2017, the
games were broadcast on CBS Sports.
A long term goal would be to become a recognised sanctioned CrossFit
event, which would allow attending athletes to qualify for the CrossFit
Games. This would make the Heroic Games an internationally recognised
competition, with unrivalled exposure.