The 2019 Gorilla Store
Breast Cancer Skipathon
What the Gorilla Store Skipathon is about
To celebrate Women's Day Gorilla Store will be hosting our 5th annual Skipathon to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.
Being an online event, competitors will complete their workouts at their home, gym or wherever they choose. We will host a number of pop-up events during the month so make sure to check your inbox for details.
Only paid entries will be eligible for prizes.
Entry fee of R120.
For the month of August any skipping rope ordered on our site will receive a free pink replacement cable valued at up to R80.
You may complete this challenge as many times as you wish during the month of August and may submit your scores each time. Keep that leaderboard updated so we can keep track of your performance.
Proceeds from each entry will be donated to PinkDrive (http://www.pinkdrive.co.za)
Overview and Prizes
Elite - Max reps Double Unders in 5 minutes
First prize (Lady with most repetitions in the Elite category) - Ladies - R1000 Gorilla Store voucher plus hamper from PinkDrive
First prize (Gent with most repetitions in the Elite category) - Gents - R1000 Gorilla Store voucher plus a hamper from PinkDrive
Beginners - Max reps Single skips in 5 minutes
First prize (Lady with most repetitions in the Beginners category) - Ladies - R750 Gorilla Store voucher
First prize (Gent with most repetitions in the Beginners category) - Gents - R750 Gorilla Store voucher
Most Dedicated Team (Gym/Company with most entries) - A roll of Goat Tape per entry to be enjoyed by all members. Valued at R100 per roll.
Second prize (All categories) - R250 Gorilla Store voucher
Scores to be submitted via email to to update leaderboard.
Event runs from 12:00pm on 1 August 2019 until 23:59 on 31 August 2019 so any scores achieved in August will be accepted.
Scores may be submitted anytime during August.
Potential prize winners please ensure that you video your Skipathon to assist with judging for prizes. (Videos to be submitted via DropBox to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The following movement standards apply.
Elite - Double Unders for 5 minutes:
This is a standard double-under. The rope MUST pass twice around the body in a forward motion with one jump. Swinging the rope backward is not permitted.
For the rep to count, the rope must clear twice. Attempts where the rope catches before clearing twice DO NOT count.
Beginners - Single Skips for 5 minutes:
Same as above, except that the rope is only required to pass under the competitor's feet once. This is what most people would consider a normal skip.
Terms and Conditions
Winners may be required to submit video evidence of their achievements in order for judges to verify their claims.
Only one female winner and one male winner will be awarded per category.
We are hoping to rope in some corporate sponsorships per skip so any willing corporates are welcome to get in touch (email@example.com).