OutAthletics Announces 'Love is Love' Virtual Competition

Saturday January 9, 2021

After successful "Love is Love" Competitions in Austin and Boston last February, OUTAthletics will host an individual virtual competition beginning February 4, 2021.

Each registered athlete will compete in multiple workouts and an online fundraising competition. Scores from the four workouts and the fundraising totals will be used to calculate scores for top finishers.

There will be three divisions - RX'd, Intermediate, and Adaptive. Standards for each division and the workouts are available on the competition's registration page at www.iamout.org/love.

"We're proud to announce registration for this year's Love is Love Individual Virtual Competition and Fundraiser," said Eddie Plata, Executive Director of The OUT Foundation. "In a normal year, this would be an in-person partner competition. However, due to COVID-19 and restrictions across the country, we've moved this year's fun online for more participants to enjoy!"

Beginning on February 4, each registered athlete will compete in four workouts and an online fundraising competition. Workouts will be things participants can do safely from home with no equipment needed (think pushups, burpees, air squats, running, etc.).

This competition will last for three weeks, with one workout released each week plus a floater workout that can be completed at any time. Scores from the four workouts and the fundraising totals will be used to calculate scores for top finishers.

Workouts will be released every Thursday at 6 p.m. ET and athletes will have until Monday at 11:59 p.m. ET to input their scores. Those who believe their scores may place them in the top 10 in their division must record their workouts with We Time. The video submission is not required, but top athletes will be asked for video verification. Those unable to provide video verification will have their scores nullified.

As part of the organization's dedication to the LGBTQ+ community, participants will be asked to set up a fundraising page.

To be eligible to receive an exclusive 2020 Love is Love t-shirt, participants must raise at least $50 on their fundraising page.

The top three athletes in each division will receive a prize pack from partners, and all participants who raise $50 or more on their fundraising page will receive a 2021 Love is Love T-shirt.

Those interested can learn more and register to participate at www.iamout.org/love.