Special Operators Challenge – Raeford, N.C. – May 30th

New #CSAUP opportunity for F3 Nation. F3 has been formally invited to participate in the Special Operators Challenge (SOC), on May 30 at The Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, NC. SOC is the brainchild of Special Forces Major Ivan Castro. If you are looking for a definition of bad a$$ read this.

SOC is a family-friendly event with something for all ages and ability levels. There are 3 signature races that day — a kid’s ½ mile and 1 mile fun run (parents can run alongside their child challenger in this event,) The Boomerang 5K Beer and Brat run, where challengers run a lap, drink a beer, run a lap, eat a bratwurst, run a lap and drink another beer — and then get a free beer if they’re over 21! The final event that day is the Muddy Nick 10K Resilience Run- with mud, dirt, military and horse park obstacles. This is an event that F3, with our experience and success, can dominate.

What makes The Special Operators Challenge unique is this is an event designed to give back to our military, law enforcement, and fire fighters. At least 5% of all registration fees go back in donation to 8 different non-profits. For our Muddy Nick 10K, we have a special wave for our injured veterans, in which adaptive athletes will be running a wave with Operation Enduring Warrior, one of the 8 charities and one that F3 has leant a ton of support to in the recent past. In addition, on the day of the event, there will be a food, clothing, diaper and formula drive, in which participants and spectators can donate to — all of the donations will go to local food banks and shelters in the area.

Aside from the 5% of the registration fee that will go back to our 8 charities, participants and spectators also have the opportunity to purchase pass bands, with 100% of the proceeds go to the charity of choice. Participants in the Challengers Wave can use the pass bands to skip one obstacle on the course.

In addition, winners in our Muddy Nick 10k Competitor’s Wave have the chance to earn 4 Remington Shotguns and the second place winners have the chance to win 4 knives from Spartan Blades. Additionally, we have over $5,000 in raffle prizes. Each participant receives a moisture wicking, dri-fit t-shirt, a finisher’s medal uniquely designed for their race, a free prize raffle ticket, and for those over 21, a free beer! We will have tons of vendors and sponsors out on the day of the event, with plenty of activities for kids and adults alike.

There are only 20 slots available for the Competitor’s Wave and 100 slots open for the Challenger’s Wave. Once these slots are filled, registration will be closed. The organizing team wants to ensure that participants do not have to wait to complete obstacles. Register by the end of today, May 5th and use discount code CINCO to get a 25% discount.

Major Castro wants F3 represented at this event. Not only have we been invited to participate, but F3 has the option to set up a display booth where we can spread the word about our mission to invigorate male community leadership. If you are available and interested in volunteering to set-up and talking to other about F3, please email me at jdcooper30@gmail.com.

For more details see: http://specialoperatorschallenge.com/

1 thought on “Special Operators Challenge – Raeford, N.C. – May 30th

  1. Flipper

    Actually attended the inaugural running of the SOC last year, it was a pretty cool event. Well run and attended for a regional run. Not a ton of mud like other obstacle races we’ve done in the past but a little something for everyone and a decent bit of PT mixed in for you Ruck guys. Well worth the drive IMO if you have nothing going that weekend.

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