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WORLD PULL-UP DAY 2014 collected more than 150 000 Pull-Ups in 53 countries around the world

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September 18, 2014

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On 14 September 2014, in 255 locations people from 53 countries around the world competed by doing pull-ups during the largest global sports and charity event named ‘WORLD PULL-UP DAY’. Within 24 hours more than 13 000 people made over 150 000 pull-ups and donated money for different charity purposes.

It was the first event of this kind organized on international level. People gathered in designated places (Pull-Up Points) to do pull-ups and donate money and goods to others in need. Locations of the Pull-up Points covered the whole world. As the participating countries were located in different time zones, the event started at sunrise in Pull-Up Point at Bonday beach in Sydney, Australia (being the first one), continued via Asia, Europe and Africa and ended up in America along with sunset approaching the Pull-Up Point at Venice beach of Los Angeles, USA (being the final one). Also the weather conditions varied from lots of sun and warmth across the African continent and central part of Europe to heavy rains in Moscow Gorky Park and South America and even storm in Malaysia and China. Regardless of the weather conditions and difference in time and distance people all over the world were united for the common goal – doing pull-ups for a good cause.

“Within a very limited time people around the world managed to create so many Pull-Up Points and share their love with others doing simple pull-ups. The event turned out to be a great celebration for all involved and we will let it happen every year from now on. Our team is motivated to continue the growth of this global social and sports event year by year” – said Maris Slezins, creator of the World Pull-Up Day, Founder and Chairman of the World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation.

Complication for this event was the need for pull-up bars which normally cannot be found in the city centre, but even this obstacle did not prevent so many people from doing pull-ups and donating money and goods. Many Pull-Up Points were supported by local and international celebrities. In Russia for example the project was under the patronage of Russian famous music artist Timati, also the famous Russian football player Dmitry Kambarov donated his pull-ups for the project.

Since the idea of World Pull-Up Day is coming from the Latvia where on a national level this event was organized already for the third time, this year Latvia managed to organize 95 pull-up points and to collect more than 6000 participants making over 67 000 pull-ups in total taking the first place in international competition among countries. That is a huge success for a small country with less than 2 million citizens.

The second country was Russia with almost 1300 participants and 21 000 total pull-ups made, the third was Germany with almost 1000 participants and more than 9000 total pull-ups made.

The strongest country with 24.4 pull-ups made on the average by every participant was Bosnia and Herzegovina, the second strongest was Canada with 22.7 average pull-ups made and the third was Spain with 20.8 average pull-ups made.

The highest number of pull-ups made in a single set was 100 pull-ups for male participants (set by 13 years old Oleg Slovcov from Kaluga city in Russia) and 43 pull-ups for female participants (set by Julia Szalata from Bydgoszcz city in Poland). Each registered participant was allowed to do only 1 set of pull-ups for maximum number of continuous repetitions.

Complete results and rank of all countries is available at the World Pull-Up Day official web site: www.worldpullupday.com. The results are still subject to final adjustment after verification of data, hence the official results and records set will be announced soon.

Next year the World Pull-Up Day 2015 event will take place in early fall and the organizers’ goal for the next year is to involve more than 100 countries and find global partner organizations that would be willing to contribute money or goods for each pull-up made worldwide, thus adding global scale and value to the charity side of this project.

 

Information prepared by:

Raivis Leimanis

World Pull-Up Day project manager

GSM: +371 29153205

Email: raivis.leimanis@wswcf.org

WORLD PULL-UP DAY 2014 – information for media

1238960_686902471338157_911019391_n“WORLD PULL-UP DAY” will take place on September 14, 2014 in 60 countries around the world.

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On September 14, in more than 220 places in 60 countries around the world people will be invited to do pull-ups at largest global sports and charity event named ‘WORLD PULL-UP DAY’. Within 24 hours people will try to do as many pull-ups as they can and will donate money for different charity purposes.

In 2011 Latvian Street Workout Association (founders of World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) organized “Latvian Pull-Up Day” for the first time. It was a one day pull-up competition in 50 cities of Latvia with super-final live on TV at the end of the day. This event collected more than 3000 participants and gained huge attention among the whole society. After success in the first year, event in year 2013 was organized in 60 cities and collected around 8000 participants (1.6% of the economically active population in Latvia)  together making more than 70 000 pull-ups within one day. In 2014 World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federations is organizing “WORLD PULL-UP DAY”. Pull-Up for charity!

The Pull-Up exercise is good measurement of one’s physical condition, as the person uses only its body weight for exercising. It is a natural and non-injuring movement, which can be performed by people of all ages, both men and women. The advantage of the Pull-Up exercise lies in possibility to quickly exhaust the physical strength and unload the negative energy by substituting it with positive emotions for the work done.

“Simple pull-ups once changed my life completely from negative to positive and they did the same to thousands of people around me when I shared my positive changes. Now I believe that simple pull-ups can change, inspire and motivate for better everyone around the world” – Maris Slezins, Founder and Chairman of World Street Workout & Calisthenics Federation

Event offers a combination of exercising pleasure and charitable action (purpose). In September 14 people all around the world will pull-up and at the same time will do good things by donating money or goods for a previously specified charity purpose within their country. Even if the person currently lacks possibility to donate, his participation itself will contribute to the scale of the event and thus will help to increase the recognition of the event among people, organizations and companies in future. The charity purposes are different – for example, to help disabled persons, children, animals, to build new or reconstruct existing sports grounds, where people can exercise and unload negative energy throughout the year.

Find the place where you can do Pull-Ups and the specified charity target of this place in a special Pull-Up point map, visit this place by yourself and your friends and family members and take part in the most global human strength and charity project in the world. You will also get to know how much Pull-Ups you can make, how much Pull-Ups your friends can make, how much Pull-Ups your country can make in comparison with others, as well as how much Pull-Ups the whole world can make within one day. The main motto of the event is: Pull-Up for charity and every Pull-Up counts!


Details of the WORLD PULL-UP DAY event:

Special Pull-Up points will be made by the World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation’s member organizations. Also other organizations around the world are welcomed to join and create their own Pull-Up points according to the regulations. All information about the Pull-Up points, working hours and details may be found at the website: www.worldpull-upday.com (also www.worldpullupday.com). The Pull-Up points will be located in local street workout parks close to city centre or in the city centre using portable pull-up bars. In each point there will be several judges who will be counting pull-ups (pursuant to simple rules) and will collect donations. All day long people will be encouraged to make pictures of them doing pull-ups and to share their emotions on social networks Instagram and Twitter using official hashtag of the event #worldpullupday. Pictures and tweets will be collected and placed in the official website and social media of the event. After the event each country will collect their results and submit them to the WORLD PULL-UP DAY central office where all results will be summed together within 24 hours. After counting of the results we will have statistics from all countries and total number of pull-ups made around the world within one day. These results will be available on the official website.

 
Future vision of the WORLD PULL-UP DAY:

WORLD PULL-UP DAY event is a long term project planned to take place annually in every single country around the world. The plan of organizers is to attract major general and local partners that will donate money for charity (in the amount linked to the number of pull-ups made) and will contribute towards making this event the largest global strength and charity event.

WORLD PULL-UP DAY in 2014 is the first global event and thus will be a prolusion before setting the new Guinness World Record for “most people attempting pull-ups simultaneously within 24h” in 2015. We plan to beat the previous record every following year.


For more details:
www.worldpull-upday.com  / www.worldpullupday.comwpd2_small
https://www.facebook.com/WorldPullUpDay
https://twitter.com/worldpullupday
http://instagram.com/worldpullupday
Official hashtag of the event: #worldpullupday

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Raivis Leimanis
World Pull-Up Day project manager
GSM: +371 29153205
Email: raivis.leimanis@wswcf.org

 

Welcome to World Pull-Up Day 2014!

If you are willing to participate in World Pull-Up Day 2014 find your nearest Pull-Up Point in Pull-Up Points global map (will be published soon).

If you are willing to organize Pull-Up Point in your city, read the guidelines to organizers (http://www.wswcf.org/en/news/world-pull-up-day-guidlines-organizers) and apply to 2014wpd@gmail.com.

Pull-Up Day 2013 in Latvia, Riga

Pull-up for charity and every pull-up counts!

WORLD PULL-UP DAY IS COMING SOON!

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WORLD PULL-UP DAY 2014 is coming soon! Now you know what you have to do on 14 September 2014 – visit your nearest Pull-Up Point and pull-up for charity!

WPD is a global social project whose purpose is to unite people by activity (pull-ups) and to raise (to the extent possible) money for charity or to do certain good act.

The concept of the event is as follows – there will be Pull-Up Points (PUP) all around the world where people can come and do pull-ups. There will be a fixed or portable pull-up bar and a team of judges in each PUP. The judges will count the number of pull-ups made by each participant, at the end of day top 3 results will be announced.  PUPs will be open the whole day and participation will be free of charge. Each PUP point will have a specified charity goal – partners and supporters of the PUP will donate money or in-kind contribution for that purpose based on the number of pull-ups made at that PUP. For example, fast food company will contribute to kids healthcare facility $ 0.01 for each pull-up made. Or construction company will renovate children playground if 30′ 000 pull-ups will be made at the PUP. Also the participants are welcome to contribute for the stated charitable purpose.

The main goals of the World Pull-Up Day are:

  1. To establish annual tradition – global social event which combines physical activity and charity. The event’s scale shall grow every year.
  2. To bring together for a common activity – pull-ups – as many people as possible from all around the world (both people with sporting background and people completely unrelated to sport).
  3. To raise money for charitable purposes (to solve various social problems).
  4. To unite people of various countries, cities and inhabited places by positive emotions.

If you want to be part of this global event even more, you can also organize your own Pull-Up Point – read the rules and apply now! GUIDELINES TO ORGANIZERS AND JUDGES available at the World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation’s web site: http://www.wswcf.org/en/news/world-pull-up-day-guidlines-organizers

Every single Pull-Up counts!

The most spectacular fitness event of the year – Street Workout World Championship 2014

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On 26 July 2014 World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation and Moscow Sports Ministry (MOSKOMSPORT) organizes Street Workout World Championship 2014. The event will take place in Olympic complex Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia. It is already the 4th annual World Championship; the 1st was organized back in 2011 in Riga, Latvia. Participants from 50 countries all around the world will meet in Moscow to compete for the world champion’s title. Each of the participants was preselected in a national street workout championship. The competition will be held in freestyle discipline meaning that athletes will show various street workout moves, tricks and their combinations on the exercising bars. It will be the largest international street workout competition in the world’s history and is possible because of the support by the Moscow Sports Ministry.

‘Street Workout’ is a training complex with one’s own body weight which is performed outdoors using the available infrastructure and equipment, for example, bars and constructions available in parks, stadiums, children playgrounds (literally – “in the street”). The exercising can also be done indoors (at home, in the gym, at workplace, etc.). The term ‘Street Workout’ also stands for a “community”, as it implies certain philosophy and lifestyle and is part of the modern urban culture. The intensity and variety of available exercises allow creating and maintaining of a strong body and great physical shape. The Street Workout exercises are dynamic and many of them include acrobatic elements which makes the performance of Street Workout elements very attractive for the spectators.

Street workout is very democratic, attractive and exciting activity. Just in few years the movement has attracted millions of active followers around the world and its popularity is constantly growing. The primary audience is youngsters from 15-25 years, although there is no age, gender or other limits. Starting of street workout does not need any mandatory investments and is available to anyone.

World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation is the only global organization that is promoting street workout as a global sport and lifestyle. While street workout is a sport by its nature, WSWCF is also profoundly involved in social work, uniting different nationalities, minorities, social and ethnic groups, disabled people and outcasts, thus bringing them back into society and consequently improving the social integration among various layers of the society.

Further links:

Street Workout World Cup 2013 Super Final in Moscow, Russia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feGsLFjvZ8Y

Street Workout World Championship 2013 in Riga, Latvia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgqR4HCQncs

World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation web site: www.wswcf.org

Moscow Sports Ministry web site: http://sport.mos.ru/

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