Sunday, June 24, 2012

Less than a week away!

We've got less than a week until the main event. At Flower City Crossfit  we are supporting the Row for the Red Cross event by doing a 24-Hour relay row. Starting at noon, the day before and ending in conjuntion with the event. Flower City memebers will be rowing in half hour blocks at a pace of their choosing to bring more awareness to the Red Cross and Crossfit for the duration of the 24 hours.

Hopefully everyone who is planning on participating has had an opportunity to do a some work on the rower and refined their rowing form. We are looking forward to as many New York State based Crossfit boxes joining with us to raise money and awareness for their local Red Cross chapters who support their communities in times that they are needed most. If you haven't already, Crossfit Boxes and memebers can register at http://American.redcross.org/rowforthered.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The 2012 RFRC Date is Set and Registration is now open!!

Mark your calendars, June 30th, 2012 is they day Crossfit Gyms across New York will be participating in the Row for the Red Cross. To register, go to http://American.redcross.org/rowforthered. Register as an individual and choose your local CrossFit gym as your team. If your gym is not listed in the Participating Gyms links on the right of this page, talk to your gym owner and have them set up a team.

Remember, all proceeds raised will go to the LOCAL Red Cross Chapter that covers the area in which the money was raised. So help your local community and have a great time doing it! And if you are not a member at a CrossFit gym, call the gym nearest you and drop in to do your row with them. You'll meet some great people and find out about one of the best fitness programs in the country!

Stay Tuned for further details!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Registration is now open!

Things are moving forward!!  Registration is now open at FirstGiving.com.  Register as an individual and choose your local CrossFit gym as your team.   If your gym is not listed in the Participating Gyms links on the right of this page, talk to your gym owner and have them set up a team.

We have a great list of sponsors and prizes for individuals and gyms.   The CrossFit gym that raises the most money over $3000 will win a Concept2 Model D rower from the great people at Concept2!  The individual that raises the most money over $1000 will win a gift certificate for a free attendance at a CrossFit Endurance Certification class.   We've also got recovery drink for all participants from FUILD, and gift certificates from Progenex.

Participants who raise at least $100 will get a t-shirt designed by Ranger Up.


Remember, all proceeds raised will go to the LOCAL Red Cross Chapter that covers the area in which the money was raised.   So help your local community and have a great time doing it!   And if you are not a member at a CrossFit gym, call the gym nearest you and drop in to do your row with them.  You'll meet some great people and find out about one of the best fitness programs in the country!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Date is Set: Sunday March 6th

The date for the 2011 Row For The Red Cross has been set!  Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday March 6, 2011.

We will be posting more details here soon on how you can sign up and get involved in this great event.   This year we plan on rolling it out across New York State (and possibly beyond!)   Check back here in the weeks ahead for updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Looking forward to a great event, and to raising lots of money for local Red Cross Chapters!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The 2011 Event is in the works!

Plans are being made for the 2011 Row For The Red Cross.   We are looking at early March 2011.   Once we get final confirmation, we will announce the date and start releasing details.   Let's just say that there are some big things in the works! :-)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gifts for Rowers!

The Greater Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross has offered some great gifts for rowers who hit certain fundraising targets.  Check it out!

Each rower will get a Free Water Bottle from Concept2!


Raise at least $250 - Small First Aid Kit

Raise at least $500 - Small First Aid Kit & Red Cross Fishing Hat

Raise at least $750 - Small First Aid Kit, Fishing Hat and Kodak Camera Bag

Raise at least $1,000 - Small First Aid Kit, Fishing Hat, Kodak Camera Bag and
free Adult CPR/AED Class ($40 value)

And a special thank-you to our first two sponsor gyms:   CrossFit Geneseo and  CrossFit Rochester.   If you want to row and raise some money and need a place to do your 5K, or if you just want to stop by an offer support to those participating, swing by one of these two great gyms on April 18th!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Still looking for rowers in the Rochester area.

If you live in the Rochester, NY and would like to help out your local Red Cross Chapters, how about joining the Row For The Red Cross.   All funds you raise will be donated to the local chapters of the American Red Cross to help those in need in the local area.

Getting started is easy.  Just set up a fundraising page at FirstGiving.com by going to http://www.firstgiving.com/GRCROSS

Once you have your page set up, let your friends, family, co-workers, etc. know that you are going to row 5000m on Sunday April 18th.   We'll get a list of participating gyms up as soon as we have finalized the list.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at info@rowfortheredcross.org

Hope you can join us in our support of these two local Red Cross Chapters!