It has been difficult to watch the Australian bushfire crisis unfold.  We experienced it in a tiny way when we were in Sydney at the end of November.  With Australia being the Turf Games 'second home' we want to use our amazing community to help as many people that have been affected as possible. 

On Saturday 18th January, to help raise money for the many charities working hard to help the people, animals and communities affected we have decided to launch a fund raise challenge.

How far can you 'virtually' travel from Brisbane around Australia in 3.5 hours using the ergs in your gym?

Interested to give it a go and raise some money? Check out the challenge below and see how you can donate.

Heading south around Australia in 3.5 hours at CrossFit Putney in London using the ergs and bikes they have - rowing machines, ski ergs, echo bikes, burpees (1 burpee = 20m) and running.  At the end of the 3.5 hours we will tally up and see how far we got.

CrossFit Putney, arrive anytime after 1230pm for a 1pm start on Saturday 18th January - 243-251 Putney Bridge Rd, Putney, London SW15 2PU.


There are 4 ways to be involved

  1. Make a donation and come to Crossfit Putney between 1 and 5pm on Saturday 18th January where we will be hosting our challenge and get stuck in on any erg to contribute to our distance. There will be 18 ergs set up, come along and jump on one for 3 minutes or 3 hours.
  2. Get your gym or studio to run their own challenge within your community, raise some money via the links on this page, invite anyone you know to take part, and let us know how many kms you logged and we'll calculate how far we all got around Australia as ONE BIG COMMUNITY
  3. Donate some money, rack up some kms on your own at your local gym, let us know your distance and we'll accumulate that with other kms from around the country and let you know how far you got.
  4. Donate to our fundraise page (link on this page)


All funds raised will be split 

50% to WIRES (


50% to the NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE which will be passed directly to 3 of the families of the firefighters who were tragically killed.