3rd Annual Row for a Reason Raised $20,000 for Gigi’s Playhouse – Nashville

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Row for a Reason Logo 2017
Row for a Reason Logo 2017

Over 250 rowers and 95 Concept 2 rowing machines descended on Centennial Park on April 8 to raise money for Gigi’s Playhouse – Nashville as part of the 3rd Annual Row for a Reason. Ten athletes from Gigi’s and four Special Olympics athletes helped row in the 1/2 marathon team event. This year’s event raised close to $20,000.

The event started after Derek Robinson posted a message on Facebook looking for people to row a half marathon to compare to the 2013 CrossFit Games event. That year 60 people participated and raised $7,000. In 2016, 180 rowers helped raise $15,000.

Here are the winners:

  • Half Marathon (Male Individual): Boomer Holland
  • Half Marathon (Female Individual): Samantha Seldon
  • Half Marathon (Overall Team): CrossFit Music City Squirrels
  • Half Marathon (Female Team): “3 Peaches”
  • Full Marathon (Overall Team): Rocket City Rowers from CF Huntsville
  • Full Marathon (Female Team): Resting Row Face

Check out the full leaderboard, hosted by Throwdowns.com.

Check out our full photo gallery of the event on our Facebook page.

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