Granite Mountain Hotshots' gym holds 5th annual fundraiser this weekend

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The gym where many of the Granite Mountains Hotshots worked out is holding its annual fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The gym where many of the Granite Mountains Hotshots worked out is holding its annual fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
"It's important for our community and legacy and the men who were our neighbors our friends our family members," said Michelle Blevins, co-owner of Captain Crossfit, right across the street from Fire Station 7. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "It's important for our community and legacy and the men who were our neighbors our friends our family members," said Michelle Blevins, co-owner of Captain Crossfit, right across the street from Fire Station 7. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Athletes come from across the country to participate. When they run to Fire Station 7, they'll be seeing a piece of history. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Athletes come from across the country to participate. When they run to Fire Station 7, they'll be seeing a piece of history. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The gym where many of the Granite Mountains Hotshots worked out is holding its annual fundraiser Saturday to raise money for the Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy. 

Hundreds from around the country will pack into Captain Crossfit in Prescott for a fundraiser to honor the 19 brave men who sacrificed their lives protecting Arizona's communities. 

[RELATED: Granite Mountain hotshots remembered at Hall of Flame in Phoenix]

"It's important for our community and legacy and the men who were our neighbors our friends our family members," said Michelle Blevins, co-owner of Captain Crossfit, right across the street from Fire Station 7.

"Their wives still work out here, so I personally know them, and they're really important to me," Blevins said. "They also coach here so they're part of my coaching staff, their kids are here." 

[RELATED: 'Only the Brave' trailer released about Granite Mountain Hotshots, Yarnell Hill wildfire]

Athletes come from across the country to participate. When they run to Fire Station 7, they'll be seeing a piece of history.

The building was just sold to The Plumbing Store. And soon, the story of these 19 remarkable men will be told on the big screen, with the motion picture "Only The Brave," due to come out in October. 

Saturday's workout won't be easy.

[SLIDESHOW: Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park]

"Six rounds of 30 air squats, 19 power cleans, seven strict pull ups and a 400-meter run," said coach Sam Shapiro.

But they'll get through it together. 

"Everyone's still healing, but it gives us a way to impact and to channel that," Blevins said. 

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