The Fort 6 year Anniversary Convergence –9/29/2018

  • QIC: Wegmans, Funhouse, Jwow, Twister, Flux, Assassin
  • When: 09/29/2018
  • Posted In: Pre-Blast, The Fort


On Saturday September 29th, The Fort celebrates 6 years of F3 in the Fort Mill, Lake Wylie and beyond. We are pulling together the PAX from across the region for a 1st F Convergence with Pre-Ruck Option and Pre-Run Option  at the mother-ship, Walter Elisha Park (The Fort) where it all started.

This event is a great opportunity to EH and bring new guys out. Continue to give it away.

Besides pre-ruck and run options, we will have 6 Qs for 6 years. This will be Rapid Fire and moving quick, but we have Qs that represent history, character, strength and future of The Fort.

Talk it up in all COTs and 2nd/3rd Fs!!

Here’s the Plan:

WHAT: Pre-Ruck

  • Q: Trucker
  • Time: 0615
  • Launch from Panera

WHAT: Pre-Run

  • Q: Cake Boss
  • Time: 0630
  • Launch from Panera
  • 2-3mi

WHAT: Boot Camp Convergence

  • Q:
    1. Wegmans
    2. Funhouse
    3. Jwow
    4. Twister
    5. Flux
    6. Assassin
  • Time: 0700

WHAT: Coffeteria

  • Q: Double D
  • Time: 0830
  • Panera

6 years of impacting men, families, and community! Its been life changing and worth recognizing.



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PRE BLAST F3 The Fort 6th Annual Invergence

Men of  The Fort,

On Friday, September 21st, we will celebrate 6 years of Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith in the Fort Mill area with our annual F3 Invergence party.   Bring a beverage, some food to share, and enjoy a relaxing evening with your brothers.   We’ll have presentations from your local leadership, take a look back at the previous year, and look ahead to what’s in store for 2019  F3 The Fort and F3 Nation.     This is the premier 2nd F event of the year so mark your calendars now,  and plan on being at Rush Pavilion on Friday night, September 21st.

This is a great FNG opportunity!

This is a Pax only event.  Make it up to your M and 2.0’s next weekend.
What:  Fort Mill Invergence (6th anniversary party)
When:  Friday, September 21, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Where:  Bruce T. Rush Pavillion at the Anne Springs Greenway
Bring:  Food, drink, chair, cash (to cover the pavillion rental/donations to the F3 Foundation)
Please use the link below to RSVP and list what food you will bring:
6th year F3 The Fort Invergence Food Sign Up:



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Pre-Blast: September ’18 – Back to (Q) School


The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. In order to invigorate male leadership, we must strive to invigorate and encourage new males to step up and become leaders. One of the best ways we have to accomplish this is to help new PAX learn what it takes to Q.

This is especially important this year as we push to expand the number of leaders in The Fort with our #218in18 FNG Campaign. We are encouraging SiteQs to schedule VQs throughout the remainder of this year. To support this effort, we need to make sure we provide the resources needed to these new leaders.

We’ll be launching Q School at Golden Corral (centrally located for everyone in the region) every Tuesday in September (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). Q School will be led by a few of our veterans (who are also trying to get better at these opportunities to lead). Q School will feature both Q101 (perfect for new guys or those that want to get a handle on the basics) and Q201 (a more advanced session focused on some of the more detailed aspects of Q’ing).

Here is the schedule:

  • September 4th – Q101 – CakeBoss + Longshanks
  • September 11th – Q101 – Senator Tressel + Bones
  • September 18th – Q101 & Q201 – Double D + Royale
  • September 25th – Q101 & Q201 – Pusher + Dark Helmet

This is a great opportunity to work together to continue to develop leaders across the Fort Mill/Indian Land/Lake Wiley area. Contact Ginsu or any of the Qs listed above with questions.

– Ginsu

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Prayer Convergence for FMSD

Matthew 18:20  For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Calling All PAX of Fort Mill to step up and live out the 3rd F that is the “Dynamite” of F3. What better way to start off the school year than to go to the schools, physically go, and pray?!?  Most of us have children that attend these schools, neighbors, friends and family that work at these schools and some of the PAX work in these schools. Regardless of how we are connected to them, we are all impacted by what happens in these schools and this is a chance for us to live out what we are called to do.

What: The Fort PAX (at least 2, preferably 3 or more at each location!) converging at every school in the FMSD, to pray for the school leadership, every employee of the school, students, the safety of the school, etc.

When: Sunday, August 26th,  6:00PM

How (do I get involved):  Click the SignUp Genius below! Pick a school, grab a few fellow PAX and show up, ready to pray. We will post some details about format.  Post the number of PAX and where you posted with the hashtag #F3TheFortPrays4FMSD when you are done.

Why: Evil looks for every opportunity to cause chaos in schools.  We pray, in the name of Jesus, to keep any and all evil from these schools, administrators, teachers, children and families. We pray that God uses the believers in these school to be a light unto those that do not know him (students and adults alike).

We realize this is week after school started, but sometimes “better late than never” applies.


I was inspired by First Baptist North Spartanburg.  If you go to the (approx) 16 minute mark of the video below, you will see Pastor Mike Hamlet as he leads his church members through this entire process.  While we plan to lay out some specifics around the prayers, we will not have this type of set-up. This is for our reference.

Converge 2018: County-wide School Prayer Service

Posted by First Baptist North Spartanburg on Sunday, August 19, 2018



Contact Beacon for questions. Aye!

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Rooney on the bus to Northwest, but no gummy bears!!

Our Brother Rooney is starting a new chapter in life and it is calling him to the Northwest. Where he came from, however he is going back a changed man. Filled with service, spirit and desire to get better each day. Rooney will undoubtedly make an impact in the greater Seattle area, as he did here, but as in all moves and changes we pray for protection, wisdom and guideance for him and family.

Join us Friday to honor our Brother and voice our memories and times with him in da gloom.

*No Convergence (other AOs are open)

Friday August 17, 2018 to recognize and honor our brother Rooney

·         Slow Burn AO (Launching from Empire Pizza)

·         0445 – Pre-run with Funhouse as Q

·         0515 – Boot camp with Old Bay as Q

·         0615 – Coffeeteria at Chick filet with Cake Boss as Q

                      o We will be doing more 2nd F discussing Rooney moments over the last 5 years

·         Rooney heads to Seattle WA, August 20, 2018

To honor Both Rooney and CSPAN with M’s we will have an Open House Saturday Night

·         Saturday evening Couples Open House

o   Towne Tavern –  Route 160 Fort Mill

o   6pm-9pm private room

o   Purchase own food & drinks

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September of 1000 Burpees

  • QIC: Anchorman
  • When: 09/01/2018
  • Posted In: Pre-Blast

Double D is running the NYC marathon.  As part of that, he is attempting to raise $10,000 for Let Me Run, an organization that inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle.

So you’re going to work thru 1000 burpees over the month of September.  And for every burpee you’re short of 1000, you’ll make a donation to his fund.  What you give per is up to you.  But know it’s going to a great cause.  My suggestion is $1 per, but do what you can to help.

We will encourage Q’s thruout the month to knock out a batch every day with you.

HMU with q’s.



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Operation CSPAN Send off Convergence 8/18/18

So the Lord said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, and lay your hand on him.” Numbers 27:18

Join us in The Fort to celebrate a Man that has the spirit of leadership in him and let’s get better with him and pray over him as he begins a new chapter and leads in new ways.

CSPAN has not only been a leader in The Fort, but across F3 Nation. Please come from all regions and show this respectable how much he has impacted you.

CSPAN has mentored, sharpened and shield-locked with so many and we now look forward to see how he continues to do this in new surroundings and invigorates a new crop of PAX for the Nation.

Event Details:

NAME: Operation CSPAN Send off Convergence

WHEN:  8/18/2018 ; 0630–0730

WHERE:  Fort MIll High School Bob Jones Stadium – 335 Munn Rd E, Fort Mill, SC 29715


  • Man Card
  • Heart for Invigorating Male Leadership
  • Shovel Flags from All AOs

What to Expect:

  • 1 Hour Boot-camp Style workout (NO OTHER OPTIONS TODAY)
  • Park as close to Stadium lot as possible
  • 4 Qs leading
    • World Wide Leader
    • Double D
    • Long Shanks
    • Dredd
  • COT
    • Count
    • Name-o-Rama
    • FNG Naming if needed
    • Words for CSPAN
    • Prayers & Praises
    • Ball Of Man
  • Coffeeteria
    • 0745
    • Panera Bread Patio – 1309 Broadcloth st suite 103, Fort Mill
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Sweati details

  • QIC: Zima/Anchorman
  • When: 07/14/2018
  • Posted In: Pre-Blast

Launch from Footloose (First Baptist Fort Mill) at 0600.

Be prepared to do 8-ish miles with a few stops.

End of pre-blast.  You’ll get full details when you show up including map.

#secretcsaup #yeswehaveaplan


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The PAINtheon Games 3.0 lands 6/13/18

Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since we started this AO. And as we do every year, we celebrate this fact by doing stupid things in the gloom. So if you have the stones (see: gumption) to post on 6/13, you’ll get to enjoy the following items:

Date: 6/13/18
Time: 0500
Where: Pantheon (TCES)
What: See Below

Pantheon Games
• Merkins AMRAP (2 minutes)
• Sit-ups AMRAP (2 minutes)
• Burpees AMRAP (2 minutes)
• 100 Yard Bear Crawl Dash
• 1 Mile Timed
• Balls to the Wall (2 minutes or until only 1 PAX is left)
• Timed 6 inch hold (2 minutes or until only 1 PAX is left)
• Burpee Chase (Personal Fav)

Cobains for not posting the last games results. I’ll try to get them up before the event so those who have posted before have a benchmark. If you’ve been to the games, you know what’s in store. If you haven’t, it’ll be the highlight of your week. High on pain. High on 2ndF.

Please not the early start of 0500


Zima & Anchorman

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SUNDAY Tega Cay Veterans Memorial Day Weekend 5k 6:00 PM

PAX, you are invited to a celebration and remembrance of our veterans in the Tega Cay Veterans Memorial Day Weekend 5k on SUNDAY AT 6:00 pm.  This is NOT a morning race!

Proceeds from the race benefit the Fisher House. The Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.

Approximately 30 minutes before the race, there will be a Circle of Remembrance of veterans where names of those lost will be read, presented by Wear Blue: Run to Rembember. You are invited to be part of this remembrance by reading your lost military member’s name. More info soon.

This is nice race in Tega Cay and with around 150 participants. The course has been changed to a be flatter than previous years, but with some challenges. There has been an excellent prize drawing after the race with many outstanding gift certificates given away. The race is part of a celebration held in Tega Cay.


“We conduct a Circle of Remembrance before every wear blue: run to remember and will use the same guidelines for the Circle prior to our race.  About 30 minutes before the race starts we will gather all who want to participate in a large circle and I’ll briefly explain the purpose and the process.  We will first read off the names of the 12 Service members who were killed on May 27th over the past 15 years.  Then we will go around the circle and give everyone the opportunity to tell us who they are honoring and want us to remember on Memorial Day. 

I know a number of the F3 guys are planning to run the TCVA 5k race and many have military service.  Many others know someone (friend, family member, etc) who served honorably and is no longer with us that they want to likewise honor on Memorial Day.  A number of men from F3 have run with us on Memorial Day and are already familiar with the Circle of Remembrance.  I ask you to encourage as many of the F3 folks as possible to participate in the Circle of Remembrance prior to our race next weekend.  I believe it will be a poignant reminder of what Memorial Day is really all about.  – Todd Purhrmann, Director”

For more information about wear blue: run to remember, visit their website at

Earn your dog tags and support Fisher House! More info below. Contact Ray Haile 803-372-7852 for more details or to get involved.  Aye! Bolt



Fisher House:  

  • Families served: More than 30,000 in 2017
  • Daily capacity: 1,000+ families
  • Families served: More than 335,000 since inception
  • Number of lodging days offered: Over 8 million
  • 12,000 students have received $24,000,000 in scholarship awards
  • Over 70,000  airline tickets provided by Hero Miles to service members and their families, worth nearly $105 million



  • COURSE is flatter than previous years and does not run straight up Tega Cay Drive.
  • LIVE MUSIC AFTER THE RACE: Provided by Sonic Rewind
  • LOCATION: Glennon Center (Golf Club), 15087 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, SC 29708
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