Veterans Day Hero WOD

Dedicated to Chad Wilkinson
Presented by The Step Up Foundation x GORUCK x CrossFit

Veteran Suicide Prevention

Sara Wilkinson, GORUCK, and CrossFit present the hero workout “CHAD” - in honor of Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson who took his life on October 29, 2018 due to the effects of numerous deployments, several TBIs, blast wave injuries and PTSD. Our goal is to honor Chad’s life and legacy and to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

CHAD 1000X has brought together thousands of registered participants, as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars raised since 2020, looking to be part of something greater than themselves. To not only bring awareness to the epidemic of suicide, particularly among veterans, but also to help be part of the solution through the support to the The Step Up Foundation and other veteran health initiatives.

This year, join us again in paying respect to Chad Wilkinson and all those who have been lost to suicide, while also committing to try to change the number#CHAD1000X

In Support of

Veteran Mental Health

CHAD 1000X

The Workout

CHAD 1000X // 2023

National Live Events

CHAD 1000X Live Events


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From Sara Wilkinson, Gold Star Spouse:

Suicide Awareness

The Veterans Day "CHAD" Hero WOD goes beyond the Veteran, CrossFit, and GORUCK communities — it is for everyone. Chad was the oldest of four siblings and a born overachiever. He was good at everything, but couldn’t reach out for help even to those of us who would do anything for him.

There are a lot of people who are struggling, too many lives are lost. Many more we can prevent. We believe that physical health leads to mental health and everybody needs somebody. So use "CHAD" as inspiration. Say his name, honor his story, and live big by sharing your time with friends and those you love. Tomorrow is never promised.