As summer gave way to the gradual onset of cool air, pumpkin spice lattes, and football season, CrossFit athletes from around the world gathered at the their local box to #Give5Minutes and be awesome for autism.
The 2016 Lift Up Autism event, hosted by TrainHeroic, was a huge success by any measure.
Since it’s inception in 2013 Lift Up Autism has seen 20,071 athletes from 1,643 gyms in 46 countries. To date, the event has raised $215,552 for research, awareness and action, and has generated 22.4 million social media impressions.
2016 was no different, as CrossFit community came out in full force and this year's event raised $80,433 for research and early diagnosis of Autism.
After all the dust has settled, 626 gyms from 39 countries hosted 7,012 athletes in a whirlwind of sweat, hard work and sacrifice for the greater good.