Arise: April 7th, 2024

News and Notes from the F3 Princeton AOs, and the F3 Nation

Primary Announcements

5th Anniversary of F3 Princeton – April 13th

Save the date! F3 Princeton’s 5th anniversary is coming up this Saturday, April 13th!

UPDATE: We are gathering funds to make this event a success. At least half of your donation will go towards the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

Thank you for helping us collect over $800 in support of breakfast and our charity event!

@SideOut is gathering funds and a $25 suggested donation can be sent to him via Paypal or Venmo.

Brothers, please see the following message from Brother Side Out. 

The funds for the 5 year will be used for a full breakfast for all, (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options), supplies needed and a 3rd F/service event where we will be putting together HYGIENE BAGS for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).  Please contribute to the group as we do not ask for funds often and please consider all the great things we receive from being in F3.   Please reach out to me or SideOut to contribute.  Thank you!


Gents, Gentle Reminder:

there still time to contribute proposed amount $25 or any amount your comfortable for our F3 Princeton 5th yr anniversary. 

I’ll take Venmo, PayPal (’Q’R code below) or Cash (you can hand to me when u see me).

My Venmo & PayPal handles / ‘Q’R Code


Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra Marathon – April 20th

Thought some may be interested in getting a team together.  Some other NJ F3 groups are going


The Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra Marathon is on Saturday April 20, 2024. It includes the following events:

The Schuylkill River 50k – Solo Run
The Schuylkill River 50k Relay – 3 Person Relay
The Schuylkill River 50k Relay -6 Person Relay
The Schuylkill River 50k – Solo Run – Virtual/Remote Run.

UPDATE: There are local and PA teams that are still looking for runners. Please post in Slack if you’re interested in joining a team.

Sign Up Here!

West Windsor Run Club – Sundays 9am

ScarU recently discovered a group that has started running on Sunday Mornings.

Apparently, there is a local 5k tomorrow at West Windsor Community Park, hosted by West Windsor Running Club at 9am.  If anyone is interested post below!

“We will be having our 16TH weekly 5K run TOMORROW(Sunday, 4/7) at 9:00AM in West Windsor Community Park.
Join us for some fun miles! All experience levels welcome!!”


Coffee Volunteer

It’s time to recruit a new coffee maestro :fondue:.  Any takers?


March Madness Beatdown & Suicide Prevention Recap

Shout out to @Mountie for leading a great Final Four F3 Frenzy and @Hitchcock (Randy Sherman) for the work to make a successful Suicide Prevention Training at my house.  Also shout out to the PAX who took the time to attend the training, either in person or online.   Be observant, reach out to your brothers, stay connected and share your struggles.  We are HERE for each other.  Love all of you.


Crossfit – “Tunnel to towers” Workout Recap

Our own @Sunny The Machine Sehgal crushing “Tunnel to towers” CrossFit workout today at my “CrossFit crib”:
4 rounds for time –

5 kettlebell swings
23 air squats
11 burpees
4 kettlebell deadlifts

I was super happy to have one of my own F3 bros to join me at my second “happy place” (second after F3 AO)!

Challenge yourself and see it pay off. Always.


Pennington Day – May 18th

Hold the date: May 18 Sat is Pennington day. I just registered us for a booth/table.

This will our 3rd time with a table at this neighborhood street fest but 1st time with so many local pax!

Hope many of you are able to help EH attendees! Looking forward to it! 

Pennington Day


Downrange PAX

Risky Business & Slash find some elevation in Arizona!

Blackhole enjoying the West Coast with the family

F3  Princeton Region SLT Updates

Catch up with the latest news around the F3 Nation with the following Podcasts.

The COT: News of the Nation Podcast
Stuff Worth Trying Podcast
F3 Nation YouTube Chanel

1st F – Fitness

This week’s schedule & Qs

💪 Bootcamp 🏃🏻‍♂️ Run 🏟️ Stairs 🎒 Ruck
💪5:15 – 6:00 amBlackHole ⚫️The Swamp @
Toll Gate Elementary
💪6:00 – 6:45 amSideOut 🏐The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
🏃🏻‍♂️5:30 – 6:15 am🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏽🏃🏾‍♂️The Yacht Club @
MCP – East Lot
West Windsor, NJ
🏃🏻‍♂️6:00 – 6:45 am🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏽🏃🏾‍♂️Tercentennial Park
Cranbury, NJ
🏃🏻‍♂️OTB: Ping DickClark for InfoThe Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
💪5:30 – 6:15 ambeater 🚗The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
💪6:00 – 6:45 amTakedown 🥋The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
💪5:15 – 6:00 amTBD 🫵The Swamp @
Toll Gate Elementary
💪5:30 – 6:15 amMachine ⚙️The OAK @
Monroe Senior Center
🏟️6:00 – 7:00 am🏟️🏟️🏟️Powers Field,
Princeton Football Stadium
💪5:30 – 6:15 amTBD 🫵The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
🎒6:00 – 7:00 am🏞️🦅🐿️D&R Canal
Mapleton Rd
💪6:30 – 7:30 amMeet @ WWCPThe Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
💪7:00 – 8:00 am5 Year 🥳The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
🏃🏻‍♂️OTB: Ping DickClark for InfoPowers Field,
Princeton Football Stadium

🚨 Beatdown Safety Reminders 🚨

“As a follow-up, I would like to request all workouts start out with DiCCS as developed by F3 Waxhaw.  This is a regular start at all workouts of F3 The Frontier (New Providence.)”

Disclaimer – Is the disclaimer given before every F3 workout by the workout leader or site Q?
Cell Phone on your Body? Does at least one Pax have a cell phone with them during the workout?
CPR Certified? Does at least one Pax know CPR at each AO and preferably at each workout?
Site-Specific Safety? What else is/has your Region and AOs doing/done to ensure safety is prioritized and plans are in place?

This Week’s Beatdowns

I pity the April Fools!

Give me shelter!

Note: Make sure to use the /slackblast command and form when posting your backblast to make sure your beatdown makes it to the website.

Second F – Fellowship (sad clown no more)

Welcome FNGs

Welcome to F3
10 Steps for the New Guy in F3

At the Rising:

Jan 06: Iverson
Jan 06: Husky
Jan 08: Gigawatt
Jan 29: DoughBoy
Feb 24: Scoop
Feb 24: Magellan
Feb 24: Hotrod
Mar 25: Rocky

At The Swamp:

Feb 08: Newman (@Matt T)

At The Big House:

Jan 12: Will
Jan 20: Hotspur
Feb 09: Skynet (@Skynet)
Mar 08: Maverick

At the Ruck:

Jan 5: Bucks

At the Cranbury Run:

Mar 12: Mercury @sondrejack

At the SOT:

Feb 22: Spine
Feb 22: Lightspeed
Apr 4: Tri-Tech

Third F – Faith (something bigger than you)

Michael Easter on “The Power of Taking the Stairs”:

F3 in the News and Media

Listen to our very own RedCoat on Defib’s Podcast!

High Impact Man Podcast

Read the full Article about F3 Nation and it’s impact on men’s lives and their communities in the Jan/Feb 2019 Men’s Health USA Magazine

Men’s Health Article

Read the full Article about F3 Nation; A Workout Craze with a Side of Faith and how it is impacting the lives of men in suburban TX communities and around the Country. 

New York Times Feature

Listen to the full episode about F3 Nation and how it’s impacting men’s lives across the globe as featured on the Order of Man Podcast

OOM Podcast Episode

Listen to the full episode about F3 Nation’s origins, mission and what problems F3 is solving as featured on the Art of Manliness Podcast

AOM Podcast Episode

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