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To celebrate National Coming OUT Day on Sunday, October 11th, OUTAthletics is hosting a Burpee-A-Thon to raise money for our programs supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

What’s a Burpee-A-Thon? OUTAthletics will be livestreaming the event on October 11th and asking folks to join us to show their pride (and allyship) by completing as many burpees as they can in 10 minutes.

Those interested can register online, set up a pledge campaign page, and ask their friends, family, coworkers, etc. to pledge an amount per burpee they complete. It could be 25 cents, 50 cents, or more!

“Coming out – no matter who you are, where you live, what your sexual orientation or gender identity are – takes an indescribable amount of bravery,” said Will Lanier, Chief Mission Officer. “National Coming OUT Day is not about forcing anyone to come out, it’s about supporting the LGBTQ+ community both publicly and privately in any way you can by letting them know that you’re an ally, a friend, a confidant, and you’re here for them… and we think this event will be a fun way to support each other and our community through some safe, sweaty fun!”

OUTAthletics the world’s largest international initiative for bringing together LGBTQ+ athletes and allies to sweat for a cause in a safe, inclusive fitness environment, and raise money for The OUT Foundation, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to removing the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals’ access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness.

“In-person events were our main fundraising source, and with the cancellation of our events all over the country beginning in March due to COVID-19, it’s been a real struggle to continue funding our programs,” said Eddie Plata, Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. “We held a really successful Burpee-A-Thon in March that raised over $10,000, and we thought it would be fun to do it again to connect with our community and celebrate National Coming OUT Day.”

The event kicks off at 12 pm on Sunday, October 11th via Zoom with opening remarks from our Founder and Chief Mission Officer, Will Lanier.

And the more participants raise, the more fun swag they’ll earn to rep OUTAthletics at home or in the gym.

  • $30 or more – Vintage OUTWOD Beanie & Water Bottle*
  • $60 or more – OUTAthletics Face mask, Vintage OUTWOD Beanie and Water Bottle*
  • $100 or more – OUTAthletics Face mask, Vintage OUTWOD Beanie, Water Bottle, and Trucker Hat*

Interested? Learn more and register now at https://charity.pledgeit.org/c/099T7zKwwC. Click “Fundraise on my own” to sign up solo or select “Create a Team” to fundraise with friends or get your gym involved! Already have friends doing it? Click “Join a Team” to pair up with them.

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*Shipping rates may apply.