Get to know 31Heroes

31Heroes is a group of former and current military members who support the families of fallen military heroes by raising money through social and athletic events. 

On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.

In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy, a mission was born. Following the downing of Extortion 17, a fundraising WOD—hosted at more than 430 gyms around the country with more than 10,000 participants—raised $300,000 over a four-week period to support the 30 families affected. This prompted the organizers to create The 31Heroes Project to remember our fallen heroes and take care of their loved ones.

A word from 31Heroes

"The 31Heroes Project is proud to partner with Hylete and the Circuit Challenge this year in support of our mission to continue providing assistance to the families of Extortion 17 and to other veterans throughout the world.  These challenges provide an appropriate reminder that there are still veterans and families that are in need and even the smallest contribution can provide relief for those that have made the greatest sacrifice and those that continue to sacrifice everyday to defend freedom at home and abroad."

Circuit Challenge for Charity

The Circuit Challenge for Charity is an annual event created to raise awareness and support for the HYLETE Charity Program, while engaging and growing the HYLETE community with a free and fun-spirited workout challenge. The primary goal of the Circuit Challenge for Charity is to raise awareness and funds for each of the participating HYLETE Charities. 

To learn more about how you can join the HYLETE nation in supporting 31Heroes, visit

To donate directly to 31Heroes, visit