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Sweat for Vets

Sat November 11, 2023 Bloomfield, CT 06002 US Directions


Heat 1 - Individual

9:45AM EST - 11:15AM EST

Heat 1 - Team of 2

9:45AM EST - 11:15AM EST

Heat 2 - Individual

11:00AM EST - 12:30PM EST

Heat 2 - Team of 2

11:00AM EST - 12:30PM EST

Heat 1 - Child

9:45AM EST - 11:15AM EST

Heat 2 - Child

11:00AM EST - 12:30PM EST


Thomas Hooker Brewery - 16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, CT US 06002


Join us at the Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield for a workout to honor veterans and raise money for Open Doors Outdoors – a Glastonbury-based non-profit that takes veterans, their families and young people into the outdoors for re-connection, healthy activity and healing.


Our “Sweat for Vets” workout can be done individually or as part of a multi-person team - kids are welcome to join the fun and do what they can!  There is no time limit, penalties for not doing all the reps/exercises or prizes for finishing first . The goal is to have fun and repay some of the sweat our veterans have shed as they have protected freedom around the world. To honor the veterans in your life, we will have blank race bibs available for you to write their names on and wear during the workout.  


1.1  Mile Run/Walk, followed by 5 Rounds of 

  • 19 Burpees
  • 19 Sit-Ups
  • 19 Air Squats
  • 54 Jumping Jacks

Then finish with another 1.1 Mile Run/Walk


The numbers in the workout have special significance:

Two 1.1 Mile Run/Walks = 11/11 – November 11 is Veterans Day

Five Rounds = one round for each branch of the Armed Services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines & Coast Guard)

19 Burpees + 19 Sit-Ups = 1919 - the year Armistice Day was first celebrated

19 Air Squats + 54 Jumping Jacks = 1954 - the year Veterans Day was established


The running portion of the workout will take place on a street that is open to automobile traffic, while the functional movements can be done on the artificial turf (bring a towel of yoga mat if you’d like).


Post workout, enjoy tasty eats and cold drinks at the brewery (first round of food/drink is on us!)

This event is hosted by Fleet Feet Hartford and Fitness Class Training and is made possible through the generous support of Saucony, Columbia Mutual Funds and Fidelity Investments Because of them, all the monies raised will be donated to Open Doors Outdoors. 


Online registration closes on Friday, November 10 @ 11:59pm. You may register on-site on race day, but the fee will increase to $35.

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