Special Operators Challenge | ACTIVE (SOC) was founded by U.S. Military Veterans as a way to aid local charities and honor our fallen. Three of their seven events will be held at The Carolina Horse Park, Raeford, NC:
The Little Muddy 1 Mile Kids’ Run: The Little Muddy 1 Mile is for kids ages 11 to 17. The run starts at 8:00 AM. A Registered parent/adult may run free with child challengers. This event will be a mini race with horse park obstacles and a few added surprises. All child challengers will receive a t-shirt, and all child finishers will receive a medal.
The Little Muddy 1/2 Mile Kid’s Run: The Little Muddy 1/2 Mile is for kids ages 5 to 10. The run starts at 8:30 AM. A Registered parent/adult may run free with child challengers. This event will be a mini race with horse park obstacles and a few added surprises. All child challengers will receive a t-shirt, and all child finishers will receive a medal.
The Boomerang 5K Run: A 5K Track and Obstacle style run with the added challenge of a few beers and a bratwurst. Challengers must be 18 years or older on race day. Challengers must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages at the event. Substitutions will be made for challengers under the age of 21. Challengers will complete three laps around the Carolina Horse Park Horse Track. At the initiation of each lap, each challenger must drink a beer/or non-alcoholic beverage (1st and 3rd Lap) and eat a 1 foot long Bratwurst (2nd Lap) before continuing. It’s called The Boomerang for a reason!
The Muddy Nick 10 K Resilience Run: A 10K race through the challenging terrain of the Carolina Horse Park. The race will contain a variety of military style obstacles and navigational challenges.
The SOC is proud to provide support to the following charities:
Special Forces Charitable Trust
Special Forces Association Chapter 62
Special Forces Association Chapter 100
Step Up For Soldiers
Team Red White and Blue (RWB)
SOC donates 5% of registration fees to one of the five charities listed above. All challengers will choose which charity they would like to allocate their 5%.
Additionally, each of our supporting charities will have pass bands available for purchase, $5.00, cash only. These bands will be sold on race day. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the supporting charity. These bands allow you to bypass an obstacle during any of the SOC events. Think you need a little extra help on race day? Buy a few and know that you are helping out someone more than yourself.
All Challengers will receive a Moisture Wicking Race T-Shirt and a Finisher Medal uniquely designed for their event. Also, every Challenger over the age of 21 will receive one free post race celebration beverage: BEER!
Come Join us on May 31, 2014 for fun, food, music, and a challenge sure to inspire!
Thank you to my E-Corps Crew (M,A,W,B,P,J) for all your hard work! Thanks Carolina Raptor Center for the facility, Eagle Gift set, and the Bird Presentations (J,C,B, N,A,M,M,C,M)
Special thank you to the groups who joined us and honored veterans yesterday!
Thanks to our Great Donors
Sam’s Club of Pineville – $50 for food
Patriot Jacks – T-shirts
Carolina Raptor Center – Eagle Gift set
Charlotte Nature Museum – 4 passes
Latta Equestrian Center – Horseback ride
Latta Plantation Nature Center – Segway Rides
“In a week we will be celebrating “Veterans Day”, a day set aside to honor the many men and women who have served our nation in the Armed Forces. As a Vietnam combat veteran, I have been periodically asked “What does it mean to be a Veteran”. The answer to that can be quite perplexing. However, I’d like to point out what and who is a Veteran…He’s the cop on the beat who spent six months in the desert sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel…He’s the parade-riding legionnaire who pins his medal and ribbons on with a prosthetic hand….She is the nurse, in all wars, who fought futility and went to bed sobbing every night in a war zone field hospital…He’s the old man in the store, palsied now and aggravatingly slow, who landed on Omaha Beach to liberate Europe from the Nazi oppression in World War II…He’s your neighbor, probably retired now, who stopped the communists in the frozen tundra of Korea…He’s the middle-aged businessman and worker, who forty plus years ago fought the communists in the jungles, skies and waters of Vietnam… they are the ones in Iraq and Afghanistan now, in harm’s way, so that we can sleep more secure at home…It’s the people who “stand the line” to preserve and protect the right for others to protest against the same conflict the soldiers are involved in…It’s the thousands of memorials and tombstones honoring the men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice for our nation…The are the ones who still remember buddies that didn’t make it back and who still have the nightmares of war, even though the guns have long ceased…They are the soldiers who went to war one person and came back another, or didn’t come back at all…They are the ordinary and yet extraordinary human beings, the countless men and women who put on the uniform of our nation and gave some of their life’s most vital years in the service of their country and who sacrificed their ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs…It’s the Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine, Who salutes the Flag, Who serves others with respect for the Flag and Whose coffin is ultimately draped by the Flag…Remember, for those who have fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know…It wasn’t the politician that gave you freedom of speech, it was the Veteran…it wasn’t the political activist that gave you the right to assemble, it was the Veteran…if you can read a book thank a teacher, if you can read it in English, thank a Veteran…God Bless the men and women who have served our country, God Bless the man and women in harm’s way now serving our nation, God Bless America.” –
Thank you sir!
Our own NC Central Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.
These guys are out to “Enjoy, Explore and Protect the planet.”
Vet Out Commanding Officer Karan Barber has become a Sierra Club Outdoor Leader and soon will stand up the Charlotte Youth Outings with the support and guidance of the great members of the Central Piedmont Group! Watch for news!