New Year’s Parade Run

December 26, 2012 by  

CrossFit Monrovia New Year’s Runners!


For the fifth year in a row we will be running the Rose Parade Route just prior to the the parade on Tuesday New Years Day.  This is a great way to start your new year, millions of people cheering you on as you run 5 miles down Colorado Blvd.  Wear orange and represent the Lab (wear layers as it is pretty cold early in the morning).


Meet in one of two locations, depending on where you are coming from and what your plans after the run are.  


If you live to the East of Pasadena, or don’t want to deal with some potential parking issues in Pasadena, then meet on the Metro Gold Line train platform at Sierra Madre Villa Station by 6:00am.  Park in the Metro Parking Garage, we will finish our run near there and stop for Starbucks across the street from the parking garage afterward.


If you live to the West of Pasadena, or are taking the train from South Pasadena then meet on W. Del Mar Blvd and S. St. John Ave. (where Del Mar crosses over the freeway) near to the outhouses at 6:30am.  Anyone running late or lost call Lauren, 626-487-3581.


From there anyone who wants to, can walk over to Orange Grove Blvd. to view the floats.  They are all on display prior to the start of the parade and you can see them up close.  If you really can’t get going that early or simply are not interested in the floats we will re-group between 7:30am and 7:45am at Del Mar Blvd. and St. John Ave. at the outhouses.


The walking group will need to hit the road by 7:30am, the runners will leave at 7:50am.  Keep an eye out for the jets to overfly some time near 8:00am.  The route is a bit over 5 miles. If you get tired or don’t want to run the whole thing, there are a few Gold Line Stations along the way: Arroyo Parkway, Lake Ave., and Allen Ave. you can walk from the parade route and take the train back to Sierra Madre Villa Station.  These stations will always be towards the mountains from the parade route and are only about a quarter mile away from Colorado.


The runners will take about an hour to finish, figure on making it to the Starbucks at Foothill Blvd. and Madre (next to the Best Buy) by 9:00am.  The walkers should get there by 10:00am.  The easiest way there is to follow the parade route all the way down Colorado Blvd. till it turns to the North on Sierra Madre Blvd.  About 1/4 mile after this turn you will come to Foothill Blvd., turn right and walk about 1/2 mile to the Best Buy and Starbucks.  The Metro Station is across the street.


Please let us know if you are coming!  Click here-> Yes I’m running the Parade route



CrossFit Monrovia


New Years Eve Sunset Hike

December 25, 2012 by  

Happy New Year!

Dec. 31st – 3:00pm – The CrossFit Monrovia Annual New Years Eve Sunset Hike up Clamshell Trail. 

This tradition started in 2008. Every year we meet at the base of the Clamshell trail to ring in the new year and celebrate the past year. The hike is approximately 1.5 miles up an easy fire road.  Please be prepared for colder weather as the sun sets and please bring a flashlight or headlamp.  And of course wear bright colors – preferably orange!  Bring a bottle of your favorite beverage to toast the last sunset of the year which we anticipate to be about 5:00ish.  We will have cups and some very light snacks.  Everyone is welcome so  feel free to invite friends and family.

Contact Kate 626-840-5400 or Lauren 626-487-3581 with any questions.


Directions to Clamshell Trail: From the 210 go north on Myrtle to Hillcrest (above Foothill). Turn right on Hillcrest.  Turn left on N. Canyon. N. Canyon continues to the right as you intersect with Scenic. Turn left on Ridgeside and go to the top of the hill and park next to the bushes on the west side. The trail is up a driveway at the south end of the tall bushes at 873 Ridgeside. Please keep voices down until you pass the 2 houses on the trail and go over the gate.

We look forward to seeing you there! 


2011 Crossfit Games Open – Week 1

March 16, 2011 by  

We ARE hosting WOD 1 (Week of 3-15-11)

  • Friday 3-18-2011 @ 5:00pm
  • Sunday 3-20-11 @ Noon
    1. To reserve a spot, send an e-mail: with “Games” in the subject line.  We will then confirm you for the date and time!
    2. Facility fee will be $10 (cash only please)
    3. Questions? Call 626-487-3582

    Click the link below for directions:

    143 West Maple, Monrovia, CA

    CrossFit Monrovia Lab Rat Open – USAW Olympic Weightlifting meet

    December 11, 2010 by  

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    Join us for the first CrossFit Monrovia Lab Rat Open.  All lifters are  welcome.

    This event is a qualifier for the 2011 Junior Nationals.

    Sanction Number: 33-11-02

    Contact: Ryan Hunt


    Location: CrossFit Monrovia

    143 West Maple Avenue

    Monrovia CA 91016

    Meet  Schedule

    • 08:00 – weigh-in for Women
    • 09:00 – weigh-in for Men
    • 10:00 – Lifting start for Women
      • Women’s Snatch
      • Women’s Clean & jerk
    • 11:00 – Lifting start for Men
      • Men’s Snatch
      • Men’s Clean & Jerk

    Entry Fee: $10

    Entry Deadline: None.  All meet registration will be on the day of the event.

    Entry Form: CrossFit Monrovia Lab Rat Open entry form

    Eligibility: All lifter must be current USAW members and present a membership ID card at registration. Click here to join or renew your USAW membership.

    Weigh-ins:  All weigh-ins will take place at CrossFit Monrovia on the day of the event.


    CrossFit Monrovia Holiday Party and Parade

    November 29, 2010 by  

    Hi Rats –

    The holidays are coming and what better way to get in the mood than joining us for our 2nd Annual Holiday Party and Parade!!!  Mark your calendars to join us at CrossFit Monrovia on Thursday December 2nd starting at 6:00pm.

    We will once again be participating in the Monrovia Holiday Parade being lead by Santa Paws and his elves – Charlie, Folly and Champ!  We will also have Lab Rats – Sarah and Brian playing holiday tunes on their trumpets as we cruise down Myrtle.  Of course there will be pre-parade festivities at the Lab which include cookie decorating, photos with Santa Paws and the Brain’s world famous “Hot Apple Cider,” plus many more surprises!!!

    We’ve attached a couple of photos to get you ready for the fun!

    We hope you can join us and please feel free to bring friends and family – everyone is welcome!!!!

    Happy Holidays from the Rats!

    “Amazing Grace” Fundraiser

    October 5, 2010 by  

    “Amazing Grace” Fundraiser

    Coming October 27, 2010

    Barbells for Boobs - Amazing Grace Fundraiser!

    Greg Amundson’s Goal Setting & Positive Self-Talk Seminar

    October 4, 2010 by  

    Hello Fellow CrossFitters –

    CrossFit Monrovia will be hosting Greg Amundson’s Goal Setting & Positive Self-Talk Seminar on Saturday October 30th from 10:00am -1:00pm.  This event is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend.

    Greg Amundson is referred to by his peers as the original CrossFit Firebreather.  For many years he was the CrossFit standard bearer and set many of the early WOD records. He was trained by CrossFit Founder “Coach” Greg Glassman and took ownership of the original CF headquarters gym in Santa Cruz, California, directly from Coach.  He was one of the first Certification coaches and is rightly considered a legend in the CrossFit world.  Greg is renowned for his indomitable will as well as his deep and creative knowledge of training and CrossFit. This seminar/workshop is a unique opportunity to learn from an acclaimed CrossFit coach who has pioneered the mental side of CrossFit training.

    The CrossFit Amundson Goal Setting and Positive Self-Talk Seminar is an educational and inspirational student focused seminar that will unleash the power of your mind. Goal setting and positive self-talk are critical skills to understand and utilize in the pursuit of elite fitness. In this hands-on seminar, you will learn how to set and achieve your goals by using progressions and cues that compliment the physical modalities of CrossFit.  The seminar instills a deeper appreciation for the mental component of CrossFit training and will motivate you to immediately start setting and achieving your goals. This exciting seminar also includes a work-book and personalized instruction on mental techniques and strategies to develop a winning mindset and an indomitable spirit.
    If you would like to attend the seminar, please RSVP as soon as possible, as we know this event will fill up fast!

    Amundson Goal Setting Seminar at CrossFit Monrovia

    CrossFit Kids Monrovia – Fall Fit Fest

    September 27, 2010 by  

    October 2, 2010 – 10:00 am  @ CrossFit Monrovia

    A CrossFit competition just for KIDS!

    Ages 7-15

    Registration Fee – $25 by September 15, 2010

    Late Registration – $35 up to the final deadline of September 24,2010

    Click the link below to register an athlete:

    CrossFit Kids Monrovia – Fall Fit Fest – Registration Form

    Click here to pay the Registration Fee

    Fight Gone Bad 5

    September 1, 2010 by  

    Fight Gone Bad 5
    A fundraiser for Livestrong,  Wounded Warrior Foundation,  and the CrossFit Foundation

    September 2010


    July 23, 2010 by  

    Pasadena Rose Bowl
    Saturday, August 21
    5K Eco Mud Run and
    Eco Kids Fun Mud Run
    Race as an Individual or a Team

    Click here for Mud Run website

    CrossFit Games

    July 23, 2010 by  

    CrossFit Games
    July 16-18
    Home Depot Center – Carson, CA
    The games were incredible this year. Click the link below to see the highlights.