Every Rep Matters


In The Fight to End Slavery


February 2nd, 2019


About Reps For Rescue

With the Crossfit community’s help, IJM has provided freedom to more than 4,000 men, women and children in 2017 alone. Each year multiple rescue operations have been funded through the Reps for Rescue WOD, bringing freedom to thousands of victims trapped in the brutal existence of human trafficking & other forms of violence against the poor.  Over $40,000 has been raised since 2016.  

Beginning in 2016, just outside D.C. at Jeff & Maggie Tinchers Crossfit Reston, the idea was birthed to design a challenging partner WOD that in some way helped participants identify with the pain & suffering IJM’s clients experience and raise funds for rescue.  Soon, other gym owners, moved by the the realities of human trafficking in our world, joined in by hosting the R4R workout at Invictus, Crossfit Hilliard/Eleventh Element, and elsewhere. 

This year we begin our annual nationwide R4R WOD on Super Bowl Saturday, February 3.

The 2018 Goal: 10 gyms & 3 rescue operations ($18,900). 

Fundraising is handled by the gyms preference. Examples are $50 partner fee to register, includes 2 T-shirt’s (design files linked on this site), post-wod BBQ...Our team will be in touch to work with you to work with your current registration system to begin.



The Workout

Partner Workout For Time:

400m run

100 wall ball

100 pull ups

100 Hang Power Cleans 95/65#

100 burpee box jumps 24/20”





Christy Adkins
Ben Smith
Graham Holmberg
Julie Foucher
Christy Eramo

Lindy Barber
Gretchen Kittelberger
Jeff Tincher
Maggie Tincher
Anna Tunnicliffe

Gary Helmick
Alea Helmick
Alec Smith
Nuno Costa

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What is IJM?

IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world.  Our global team includes more than 750 lawyers, investigators, social workers and community activists.  We fight modern-day slavery, sex trafficking and more through 17 field offices. We rescue individuals, one by one. That's where our work starts. But that's not where it ends.  We're also stopping the violence before it starts by helping local law enforcement, courts and communities sustainably protect vulnerable people.

Visit IJM.org to Learn More ->


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