For the second year in a row, OUTAthletics is inviting friends and supporters to celebrate National Coming OUT Day on Monday, October 11th, by joining a Burpee-A-Thon to raise money in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

What’s a Burpee-A-Thon? OUTAthletics will be livestreaming the event on October 11th from the PUMA Flagship Store on 5th Avenue in New York City and asking folks to join in to show their pride (and allyship) by completing as many burpees as they can in 10 minutes. Interested participants can register online, set up a pledge campaign page, and ask their friends, family, coworkers, etc. to pledge an amount per burpee they think they can complete in 10 minutes – it could be 25 cents, 50 cents, or more!

Those in the NYC area are invited to join in-person to do burpees inside the PUMA Flagship Store by registering here.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to think of fun and interesting ways to engage our community, stay connected, and stay fit,” said Will Lanier, Founder and Chief Mission Officer of The OUT Foundation. “Last year’s Burpee-A-Thon for National Coming OUT Day was a blast, and this time around we’re excited to partner with our friends at PUMA who support us all year long to celebrate the bravery and power of being out and proud.”

At the event, PUMA and The OUT Foundation will be launching a co-branded FUSE, PUMA’s all-new strength trainer. The FUSE x OUT training shoe follows a collaborative line of unique performance apparel released in June to celebrate Pride month. The FUSE x OUT shoe features an all-over black design with multi-color chrome and rainbow accents. Check out for the latest updates on the FUSE x OUT release.

“We are excited to be a part of this year’s Burpee-A-Thon to celebrate National Coming OUT Day with The OUT Foundation and release our co-branded FUSE training shoe from the PUMA x OUT collection,” said Allison Giorgio, Vice President of Marketing at PUMA North America. “PUMA is proud to partner with The OUT Foundation throughout the year to support the LGBTQ+ community – because pride shouldn’t just be in June – it’s year-round.”

The PUMA x OUT collection is Powered by Pride. It doesn’t just serve looks – it speaks up – and does it proudly. 

The event kicks off at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 11th on the @out.fdn Instagram Live with opening remarks from 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.

  • Raise at least $50 – OUT 14 oz ceramic camper mug
  • Raise at least $100 – OUT camper mug and OUT beach towel
  • Raise at least $250 – OUT camper mug, OUT beach towel, and OUT gym duffle bag
  • Raise at least $500 – OUT camper mug, OUT beach towel, OUT gym bag, and OUT charging bank external battery for smartphone
  • Raise $1,000 or more – OUT camper mug, OUT beach towel, OUT gym bag, and OUT charging bank + $250 PUMA gift card

Learn more and register now at

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