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Here's what they are saying about our event:

- I had a blast! By far the best race I've ever done. Laurel M.
- What a fun race. You guys put on a wonderful event. What a great way to honor our local military. It truly brought the Hampton Roads community together. Natalie s.
- Most challenging race of the year. Vic W.
- Event was well organized and tons of fun. Had a blast. Nicole C.
- Amazing good time. Will definitely be a part of next year's! Kathryn
- Too awesome. One of the muddiest yet. Shawn

Media Coverage:
- The Flagship: Runners get dirty at the Flagship Military Challenge
- Pilotonline.com: Runners get down and dirty in military-style race


The Flagship and Military Newspapers of Virginia are excited to present the 6th annual MILITARY CHALLENGE.

The 2014 event was a great success and we look forward to an even bigger, better and more challenging event in 2015 with the addition of new obstacles!

This ultimate military style confidence course will feature a 5K run/obstacle course designed to challenge even the most fit athlete. Civilians will be able to compete alongside the military and take on obstacles used in military training.


THE COMMAND CHALLENGE - The command with the most participants will receive a $500 donation to their MWR fund. The command must have a minimum of 20 individuals or 4 teams to qualify for the donation.

We will also host a kids' mini challenge where children will have to conquer an inflatable obstacle course and some of the obstacles used in the adult race.

This event will prove to be fun for the entire family with food, family entertainment and a post race party. Individuals and teams will compete for the top prizes and all finishers will receive a medal.

This event is scheduled for August 1, 2015 at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the USO of Hampton Roads/Central VA..

You can also visit us on www.Facebook.com/militarychallenge to see the wonderful response we are receiving about the event.

Watch a video of the Military Challenge from a Runner's Perspective.

Got questions? Need More Info?
Contact Mettle Events at team@mettleevents.com or
Adair Wells at adair.wells@militarynewspapers.com


Not ready to run the race but want to help? Want to sign up as a general volunteer and participate? Click Here to Sign Up!

Ready for the Challenge? Click Below to Register!

How To Register

Race waivers (see Teams & Waivers) must be signed for entry to be accepted.
The race director reserves the right to accept or deny any entry.


You can register online with chrono tracks systems ONLINE CLICK HERE
Processing fee will apply.ONLINE CLICK HERE

Processing fee will apply.

2015 Course Under Construction




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