January 21, 2016 - 4:30 PM
PENTICTON - Crossfit fans and those who are merely curious will have a chance this weekend to see what all the fuss is about at the third annual Okanagan Valley Throwdown.
That’s when Crossfit athletes from across Western Canada will go all out trying to take their age group during the two-day event at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Organizers say the event is Western Canada’s premier fitness competition held in one of the largest indoor venues for a Crossfit competition in North America.
Athletes will compete in one or more of four categories; competitive or recreational individual and competitive or recreational team. There is also a masters category for those over 40.
The workouts for each category have already been posted and feature the mix of cardio, strength, speed and endurance exercises Crossfit has become known for.
Crossfit combines Olympic weight-lifting with elements of gymnastics and interval cardio.
It emerged out of California in 2002 and has since exploded in popularity with Crossfit “boxes” as the gyms are known springing up all over the world.
The Okanagan Valley Throwdown is sold out to athletes but tickets for spectators are still available. A portion of proceeds will go to the South Okanagan Children’s Charity.
Day passes are $5 each, a weekend pass goes for $8 and a family of four can get a weekend pass for $20. They can be purchased online.
Credit: Okanagan Valley Throwdown
View the video from last year's Okanagan Valley Throwdown
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