‘Accept the Challenge’ fitness fundraiser Sept. 12 in Del Mar

Seasick Sports Marketing Group, a Del Mar-based event management company, will be hosting a fundraiser with CrossFit 2120, also of Del Mar, from 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 12.

The “Accept the Challenge, Make a Difference” Fitness Fundraiser will be held at the CrossFit 2120 gym, and will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation.

The event aims for individuals at all fitness levels to participate in one of two dedicated workouts. All attendees will be asked to donate before participating with an entry fee from $10-$25. Entry fees include raffle tickets, and a free T-shirt (while supplies last).

Individuals with CrossFit experience will be able to participate in and complete the “Glen WOD,” one of the hardest CrossFit workouts offered. Named in memory of Glen Doherty, it consists of a one-mile run at the beginning and end of the workout, with rope climbs and clean and jerks in the middle of the workout.

Those individuals without CrossFit experience will be able to participate in a scaled- down version of the workout that will include body weight exercises such as squats, pushups and burpees.

“This is a great opportunity have some fun on a Saturday morning while you raise awareness and money for two really great charities,” said Jeff Stoner of Seasick Marketing. “It allows people to come out and be active, learn about what is going on in the community and support some great organizations.”

Seasick Marketing and Crossfit 2120 have also invited local vendors to participate, and free food and beer (over 21 years of age), music, silent auction, and raffles are included in the event festivities.

“The goal for this first year event is set for around $3,000, but we would obviously love to raise more,” said Stoner. “Between the entry fee and other donation opportunities onsite, we feel this is a realistic goal in the event’s first year.”

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