Boulder’s CrossFit Athletes Raise Over $5000 for American Transplant Foundation

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It recently came to light that two of our members have been going through quite the struggle. Eric and Eden Mallon’s daughter, Lea, was recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that requires her to get a new heart at just 5 years old.

Over 130 people participated in “Brave Lea”, raising $5,303 for the American Transplant Foundation, in honor of Lea and her incredible strength! If you’d like to donate, click here.

When we heard what was happening, this was the least we could do… 

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Final Details: Brave Lea Benefit Competition This Sunday

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This Sunday we are hosting a benefit competition for Lea Mallon, daughter of Sanitas members, Eric and Eden. Lea was recently diagnosed with a heart condition that requires her to get a new heart at just 5 years old. To show our support for this brave girl, we’ve created a workout to show Lea just how much we’re thinking of her and all her strength. 

Who can participate?

Everyone! Whether you’re a seasoned CrossFitter or you haven’t left the couch in months, this workout is perfect for you! Please RSVP so that you can be placed in a heat.

What’s the workout?

We’re calling it “Brave Lea”

10-min AMRAP

  • 10 push-ups
  • 15 meter walking lunge
  • 10 box jumps
  • 15 meter walking lunge
  • 10 kettle bell swings

There will also be a second workout for the top 20 finishers to compete for prizes from YellowBelly!

This will be an ascending ladder of max clean after completing 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups. You will move up in weight every 90 seconds until failure. This workout is designed for experienced CrossFitters.

Heat Times

We will be running heats every 15 minutes starting at 9am Sunday morning. You will be emailed with your specific heat times later this week. The last heat will happen at 11:45am so show up early. Please RSVP so that you can be placed in a heat.

Child Care

We will have child care available for the heats between 9-10am. This will be free (or you can throw in a few bucks to the donation) but you may only utilize child care during your heat time. We are anticipating a lot of people so we can only watch your kids while you’re working out. If you require child care, please sign up at the front desk for a heat time, or email This will be a first-come first-served basis.

Donations/Cost

We are asking for a $20 donation to participate in the workout “Brave Lea” The top donor will receive a free week’s worth of freshly made paleo-friendly meals from Caveman Cafeteria (valued at $100). If you cannot make the event but would still like to donate, you can mail donations to:

CrossFit Sanitas
2525 Arapahoe Ave Unit E-60
Boulder, CO 80302

If you get hungry…

Zolo Grill opens at 10am for brunch with $3 bloody mary’s and mimosas, and Yellow Belly Chicken opens at 11am!

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Sunday Group Run Cancelled Tomorrow

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Ragnar

 

Due to a long weekend of running the Ragnar Relay the Sunday Fun run is cancelled this weekend. If anyone feels like meeting up and going on a run with some friends I would suggest the Mesa Trail tomorrow at 8am. It looks like it will be gorgeous out there! 

Happy Sunday!

 

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