24-Hour Crossfit Workout Raises Money For Habitat For Humanity

By Emily Dwire
By Rachel Martin

August 10, 2013 Updated Aug 10, 2013 at 6:50 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Could you work out for 24-hours straight? A group of local athletes will soon accomplish that feat, and all for a good cause.

The 24-hour long event pulled together "Cross-fitters" from around the county to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

The owners of the gym say crossfit is known for developing a sense of community, and that's what Habitat for Humanity does too. They say that’s what made the event a perfect match, especially because Habitat is working on a development right down the street from the gym.

“Every dollar that we raise is going to go to support the new development, they're doing some really exciting things over there and it’s great for us to be able to watch it just being a neighborhood right around the corner from them,” said Amanda Burge, co-owner of Crossfit Praus.

The group kicked off the long workout at the Praus gym on Merchant Road, then hit five other crossfit gyms throughout the day and night.

They’re set to finish at about 7 p.m. Saturday.

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