We have raised an additional $3 890 on top of what is mentioned above.
Welcome to the world’s first Plank-A-Thon.
If you would like to participate in the Plank-A-Thon as a planker or if you would like more information then please fill out the attached form.
When is it? Monday, April 2, 2012 at 6:00pm
Where? Extreme Fitness Richmond and it’s going to be insane!!! We have a DJ spinning beats throughout, special presentations and obviously there will be booty shaking…so, if you aren’t a planker come out and be a partier!!!! yahoooooooooo!!!!!
A What-A-Thon? A Plank-A-Thon. We are a group of people who position themselves in an abdominal plank position for a set amount of time while raising money for charity.
1. Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor.
2. Push off the floor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows.
3. Keep your back flat, in a straight line from head to heels.
4. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominals to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle.
How can I participate? You can participate in one of two ways. You can either sign up to do a plank as part of the event and then have other people make pledges, or you can pledge to support someone who is participating in the event.
How do I make a pledge? Pledges are accepted by clicking on the donate button above via pay pal. It is secure and easy to do. Or if you would like to donate by cheque, you can contact Don Ross at email@example.com for instructions or Visit any CIBC branch and tell them you’d like to make a donation to the Trust Account of Tracy Dort-Kyne. You’ll need to give them this account #00002 / 60-47599. Please make sure you contact us at the Plank-A-Thon so that we can send you a thank you. The more money we raise for Tracy, the more our plankers will be encouraged and driven to break the world record. Please come and be a part of this special day.
Why are we doing this? We are raising funding for Tracy Dort Kyne. Her story: On Sunday September 4th while cycling alone near Blue Mountain in Collingwood Ontario, Tracy crashed her bike on Scenic Caves Road and suffered a life-changing Complete C3/C4 spinal cord injury. She had been training for The Centurion road race. Tracy was flown by air-ambulance to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto and was in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit for several weeks. Tracy is a single mom of 3 young boys and was only recently transferred to The Lyndhurst Centre at Toronto Rehab. Tracy is now as a quadriplegic. All of the funds raised from the Plank-A-Thon will go towards the care of Tracy and her three boys.
For more information on Tracy’s story we encourage you to visit her website
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Rules for Longest Time In A Abdominal Plank Position
1. The abdominal plank position consists of the participant resting the forearms on the ground with only the toes also touching the ground. Besides the forearms and the toes, the remainder of the body (legs and torso) must be lifted off the ground.
2. The body must remain straight throughout, i.e. no bending at the kness or waist and no sagging of the back or hips.
3. The participant may not connect his/her arms or hands together at any time.
4. The feet must be no wider than shoulder-width apart. The forearms must remain at shoulder-width apart.
5. The attempt begins only when the participant has fully achieved the above-stated position, and not when he/she begins lifting their body off the floor.