Welcome to the official page for Lift For Lymphoma, a non-profit based charity event geared at raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, hosted and ran by Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training (THIRST).
About Lift For Lymphoma
Lift For Lymphoma is a deadlift competition aimed at raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a 501 charitable organization founded in 1949, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer in the world. The LLS’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Lift for Lymphoma is hosted every year in June with all proceeds going towards Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At THIRST, we do our best to raise funds for local charities by also teaching others in the community about strength training, and health and wellness.
When: Saturday June 24th, 2023
Where: Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training (THIRST)
1721 N 13th St.
Terre Haute, IN 47804
Day of Registration/Weigh Ins: 8:30am-9:00am
Mandatory Lifters Meeting: 9:00am-9:30am
Lifting Starts: 10:00am
Entry Fee: $30 for Competitors; $10 for Spectators (Children 12 and Under Free)
Prizes: To Be Announced
About The Competition
The Lift For Lymphoma Deadlift Competition utilizes competition grade equipment and rules to help give people an introduction to a sanctioned powerlifting meet via a deadlift only option.
Each competitor is allowed three attempts at a weight of their choosing, however, once a weight has been chosen, the competitor is not allowed to decrease their weight. Once a successful lift has been made, the lifter may increase the weight for the next attempt. The highest successful lift by the lifter is deemed their best lift, and is what is used to determine the overall winner and each weight class winner.
Each attempt has rules that must be followed, including but not limited to:
- The lifter can start the lift at any time before the one-minute clock expires. Once started, it must be lifted without any downward movement until the lifter is standing erect. The bar may come to a stop, but no portion may reverse direction at any time.
- On completion of the lift, the knees, hips, and shoulders shall be locked in a straight position and the lifter is standing erect.
- The Head Referee’s signal shall consist of a downward movement of the hand and the audible command “DOWN”. The signal will not be given until the bar is held motionless and the lifter is in the finished position.
- The lifter will return the bar to the platform with both hands and under control.
If you would happen to have questions about the basic powerlifting rules, please don’t hesitate to contact us. But please be in attendance for the rules meeting.
Monday-Thursday: 6-10am; 3-9pm
Friday: 6-10am; 3-8pm