Working Wounded Games Athletes to Demand More of Themselves Nov. 1

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Registration for the third annual functional fitness athletic competition for adaptive athletes closes Oct. 3.

Adaptive athletes from around the world will compete Saturday, Nov. 1 at the 3rd Annual Working Wounded Games at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va.

The Working Wounded Games, launched in 2012, is the flagship fundraising event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in a functional fitness competition on a level playing field.

Registration is open until Oct. 3 for adaptive athletes ($30 for military veterans, $40 for civilians). Spectators are encouraged to save the date and attend. Businesses are invited to sponsor.

Register here.

“Adaptive is a compliment,” said David “Chef” Wallach, owner of CrossFit Rubicon, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. “It’s their capacity to adapt and overcome. We look at it from a completely different perspective.”

The Working Wounded Games help adaptive athletes see that where they previously thought they were limited, they are not.

Proceeds from the Working Wounded Games benefit the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance and its mission to educate and train adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

To date this year, more than 40 athletes from all over the world, coming in from as far as England, have already registered for the 2014 Working Wounded Games, said Sara Olsen, who co-founded the Crossroads Adaptive Alliance. This is more than double from the first Working Wounded Games in 2012.

The Working Wounded Games drew 33 competitors from all over the country in 2013, with more than half being amputees and many of them military veterans.

LMT Inc. has been a title sponsor and has coproduced the Working Wounded Games since its inception in 2012.

“LMT’s commitment to the military veteran community and its support of our country’s mission in the counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fight are two ways we help protect our communities, country, and American way of life," said LMT CEO Lani Hay. "Many military veterans impacted by IEDs are participating in the Working Wounded Games. When men and women are impacted by war, we have to support them in every possible way. It’s our duty.”

The Working Wounded Games expanded its competition categories this year and will bring back Spectator Workouts of the Day.

“Come cheer on your favorite athlete or just get a glimpse at some of the most amazing athletes in the fitness competition community,” Olsen said.

All attendees – from athletes to spectators and volunteers – will be required to sign a waiver upon entry. Event opening ceremonies will start at 9 a.m.

Athletes who have competed in the previous games, and those who are registered already for the 2014 event, include military veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, first responders, athletes born with missing limbs, amputees following vehicle accidents, athletes with cerebral palsy, and more.

ABOUT THE WORKING WOUNDED GAMES:

Working Wounded Games is the flagship event of the Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance. It pits adaptive athletes against each other in functional fitness competition on a level playing field – no complex category system, no scaling, no holds barred. This year’s event will take place at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, Va. Nov. 1. Come out and cheer on the athletes. Live score updates will be posted for those who can’t make it in person.

ABOUT THE CROSSROADS ADAPTIVE ATHLETIC ALLIANCE:

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance supports adaptive athletes through sport, community and education. It provides grants for athletes to compete in events nationwide, hosts the WWG, educates coaches to work with and program for adaptive athletes, and educates and trains adaptive athletes to become adaptive coaches, helping to facilitate the reintegration of other permanently injured athletes back into both the sporting community and the local community at large through sport and competitive efforts.

The Crossroads Adaptive Athletic Alliance brings the profoundly important sources into one centralized environment. An open source community built not just for adaptive athletes, but by adaptive athletes, their coaches, and experts in a broad range of fields.

ABOUT LANMARK TECHNOLOGY INC (LMT):

LMT Inc. is a mathematic optimization company, helping business and government to transform otherwise ambiguous data into clear and actionable insight. Where most people see the events and details of life and work as narratives, LMT views the world through a mathematical lens, observing data points and numbers.

Deep in that data lies the meaning to numbers – trends, patterns and predictions of what may happen in the future. For government clients, that means preventing future harm from occurring to people and property. For business leaders, it gives them the solutions they need to make informed decisions.

For the last decade, LMT's team of analysts have studied the narratives from the frontlines of military operations to help predict and prevent military troops and civilian communities from getting hurt. Private organizations now increasingly turn to LMT for equivalent predictive analysis.

Learn more about LMT at http://www.LMT-INC.com.

LMT's subject matter experts are knowledgeable about many of the most relevant global issues of the day, and welcome the opportunity to share insights. To schedule an interview, or for all other media inquiries, contact Brian Krow, Director of Creative Services: 571.766.2200 or Brian.Krow(at)LMT-INC(dot)com.

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