GORUCK has partnered with Sara Wilkinson for a fundraiser workout surrounding the Hero WOD “Chad” in honor of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson. According to Sara Wilkinson, Chad would do this workout (1,000 box steps with a 45 lb pack) when he was training to climb Mt. Aconcagua. The “Chad” WOD has been around since 2018 when CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro along friends completed the workout to pay tribute to him.
The “Chad” Hero WOD
The “Chad” Hero WOD is 1,000 step ups on a 20″ box with a 45 lb pack on. For the Chad 1000X workout GORUCK has put together three different options to allow for scaling.
- Slick // No rucksack. You pick the height of the step-ups.
- Standard // 30#/20# rucksack. You pick the height of the step-ups.
- Expert // 45# rucksack. Use 20″ box for step-ups.
I know in this community we like to push it in everything we do. With that in mind the following quote can be useful especially if you don’t want to train specifically for this event or if you’re not ready for 1,000 step ups at 45 lbs.
Even while serving as a SEAL, Chad took time to scale up to the Expert version. There is zero shame in starting Slick, or with Standard weight, or in sharing the steps with a friend.Sara Wilkinson
To help get you ready for this GORUCK has put together a 4 week training plan with goals that you should be reaching. Each week features three workouts which should prepare you for the Chad 1000X.
All proceeds from Chad 1000X patches and t-shirts sold will go to brain and mental health programs funded by the Navy SEAL Foundation.
There’s two different bundles that GORUCK is selling: T-Shirt + Patch & Women’s Tank + Patch. Each ring in at $40 with the pre-order ending 11/11/2020. If you get your order in before 10/16/2020 then you should receive your gear by 11/11/2020. If you order after then you should receive it in late November.
I’ve got my pre-order in and will be doing one version of the event in November. Are you planning on doing this event? Let me know in the comments which version (Slick, Standard, or Expert) you’re going to attempt in November!
Aubrey Sensbach says
We do a fundraiser every year for our son also a Veteran who passed away July 29th 2018. Every year we do a golf outing to raise money and donate to a Veteran’s organization we look for organizations that most of the money raised goes to the organization. This year we are focusing on suicide prevention and mental health for Veteran’s. We would like to know more about this organization. We have raised money for Gary Sinise foundation ,Disabled American Veteran 2 years and For the love of a vet. As well of scholarship for Kinnelon high school students. Our organization is the forrickfoundation. Please let us know more about your organization. Thank you
Simon Maas says
We got our order in yesterday and I think it shipped today.
Nevertheless, 13 members of our box completed the Chad1000 this morning from beginners to fully weighted vests.
I would like to post our finishers picture if you could direct me.
Thanks so much for this opportunity