Veterans Day
Hero WOD




Veteran Suicide Prevention

Sara Wilkinson and GORUCK 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 by raising awareness for suicide prevention.

Last year’s Chad 1000X event saw 4,500+ registered participants (with over $100K raised) looking to be a part of something greater than themselves. To not only bring awareness to the epidemic of suicide, especially among veterans, but also help be part of the solution through support to the Navy SEAL Foundation and other veteran mental 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


Veteran Mental Health


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CHAD 1000X

The Workout

How It Works

Step 1: Order your patch & tee or patch & women's tank, with optional additional donation.

Step 2: Download the training plan and start working towards the goal of 1000X step-ups now. Share your photos and videos with us @goruck and with #CHAD1000X

Step 3: Complete the Veterans Day "Chad" Hero WOD anytime on or around Veterans Day.

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From Sara Wilkinson, Gold Star Spouse:

DECEMBER 14, 2018

From CrossFit Games Director, Dave Castro:

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.