Arise: April 21st, 2024

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

Primary Announcements

Hitchcock Movie Time! – April 25th

Interested on seeing a Hitchcock movie on the big screen?

April 25th. From 1954 Starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly.
Including Raymond Burr and Thelma Ritter.
Of course don’t miss surprise appearance by Alvin and Chipmunk’s own Dave Saville.

Please join me. For more information visit…


The 2nd Anniversary of The Frontier – April 27th @ 7am

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


West Windsor Arts hosts the ArtWalk – June 1st

Attention PAX! 

Need your help- need a volunteer Leader/point person for the West Windsor Arts Walk on June 1st from 11am-2pm. 

The goal for the event will be to engage the community with fun exercises for all ages/fitness levels. 

These H.I.M. will be leading some F3 games including @Achilles Estavillo (SideOut/JabJab/Scorpion King) chutes and ladders and @Manish Bhansali (F3 – Aviator) wheel of fortune.   

West Windsor Arts hosts the ArtWalk, a 1-mile fun walk around our neighborhood with family-friendly art activities, games, picnics, music, and more!”

The F3 Brothers will support you in this leadership role and #keepshowingup for you.  Please message me or post below if you can help.  Thanks in advance!


Blue Ridge Relay 2024 – 9/5 to 9/9

To all runner pax!
The one and only spectacular Blue Ridge Relay is back on this year and Lowe’s is recruiting team members for 9 man team. Maybe if there is a lot of interest and commitments plans can change to 12 man team, not sure.

There are spots available, regardless.
Dates: depart for VA Sept 5, return from NC Sept 9.

Please reach out to DC and myself.
If you have done this before – BRR is your race, if you have always thought about it but have not tried – it is an experience to remember!


Schuylkill River 50k Relay & Ultra Marathon Recap!

Princeton F3 6 man finished 4:52.  Princeton 3 man finished 4:36! Great time had by all. Over 30 NJ and PA F3 men completed. Photos to follow!!


F3 Princeton 5 Year Anniversary Shoutouts!

Check out shoutouts from OBT & Dredd…

F3 Raritan Valley Launch

4/16/2024:  The soft launch of the 9th region in New Jersey – F3 Raritan Valley.  The workout is on Tuesdays, 5:30 am, Somerset County Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ.  Coming just a few days after the 5th Anniversary of F3 Princeton, my heart is full. 


West Windsor Run Club – Sundays 9am

Join Chariot, Backdraft and others on Sundays at 9am at WWCP pool parking lot for a weekly 5k!

Coffee Volunteer

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


Downrange PAX

Posting at another F3 location is know as posting “downrange”. If you’re traveling, check out the #downrange channel on the F3Nation Slack for opportunities to meet up with brothers all around the world.

THIS as seen in the Downrange channel, 9:02 pm 4/16 and 7:56 am 4/17:

“I see dudes wearing F3 shirts and immediately we are all best of friends”
“There is nothing that can compare to running into someone wearing the shirt and knowing what kind of dude they are.”
“F3 Everywhere I run these days…Great way to start a 10K.”

In what other organization/community can I this be said?
We continue strongly to create bonds of brotherhood in our AOs and regions…and these bonds extend beyond that.

In New Jersey, the men get excited and look forward to region anniversary workouts and fellowship to celebrate the impact that we are having in our personal lives, in our families, in our communities, and in our state.



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 amMachine ⚙️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 amTBD 🫵The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
💪6:00 – 6:45 amMorpheus 💊The Rising @
Community Park,
West Windsor NJ
💪5:15 – 6:00 amScrubbing Bubbles 🫧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 amTBD 🫵The Big House @
Palmer Square,
Princeton, NJ
💪7:00 – 8:00 amTBD 🫵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

Tax Day it’s time to Pay!

Just the two of Pax…

Nassau Hall “50k”s with coupons

Active mobility

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
Apr 13: Charriot
Apr 13: Grisham
Apr 13: Backdraft
Apr 15: Grasshopper
Apr 20: BedPan
Apr 20: Canuck
Apr 20: HatTrick

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)

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Charity Event – Update!

A special charity activity benefitting the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen was an important part of the 5 year anniversary activities. We were able to assemble 100 toiletry bags for those in need in the Trenton Area. These were immediately distributed to the community. Check out the pics from ScarU’s dropoff in Trenton.

America Reframed Documentary

@BestBoy a/k/a Christian Vasquez directed a documentary premiering on PBS, Thursday  April 18 at 8pm. Watch the episode in full at the link below.


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

F3 in the News and Media

Listen to ScarU crushing his interview on the COT 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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