“AMRAP 4 Autism 2017”
- AMRAP (with a Partner) in 32 minutes
- 5 Burpees Over Bag
- 8 Sandbag Thrusters (40/25 lb)
- 5 Overhead Sandbag Lunges (40/25 lb)
- 8 Sandbag Over Shoulders (40/25 lb)
- 400 meter Sandbag Run (40/25 lb)
On a 32-minute clock, perform as many rounds and repetitions as possible (AMRAP) of the prescribed work in the order written. Only one athlete can work at a time. Switch as needed.
Score is the total number of rounds and repetitions completed before the 32-minute clock stops.
About the wod
Background: AMRAP 4 Autism was founded in 2012 by Rudy Thoms, whose son Landon was diagnosed as severe non-verbal autism at 18 months old. He’s nine [at the time of the 2017 event] and Rudy’s inspiration.
The first year, Thoms hosted a fundraiser at CrossFit S3 @cros3fit (Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA) and raised money to donate to Autism Speaks. The next year they doubled the amount and by the third year, Thom realized he was onto something. So they started Autism Strong, whose mission is to “provide the strongest support, community, and hope for those touched by autism through four core values: acceptance, encouragement, faith, and hope.”
Through AMRAP 4 Autism, the signature fundraising event of the Autism Strong Foundation. All proceeds go to support the mission of ASF, where funds raised remain local, supporting Charlotte-area families and children on the Autism Spectrum.