24 February 2014

'Warrior Challenge' is 4-mile Urban Obstacle Course

Featuring a 4-mile urban obstacle course and raising funds for the Fisher House and other veteran causes, the University of Iowa Veterans Association (U.I.V.A.) will conduct its Third Annual Warrior Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa, Sun., March 30, 2014. Beginning at 10 a.m., waves of competitors will start every 10 minutes.

In addition to other programs, the Fisher House Foundation funds a network of comfort homes, located near medical facilities, where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

Obstacles at the 2014 Warrior Challenge will include:
  • Cat's Cradle
  • Tunnel Dash
  • "Warrior Haul" (400-meter sandbag carry)
Individuals or teams of four may compete. Team categories include: men's, women's, co-ed, Reserve Officers' Training Corps (R.O.T.C.), and Student Veterans Association (S.V.A.) teams.

There will be an awards ceremony for top overall finishers in all divisions, and the top 3 individual finishers in each age group. First-place finishers in each division will be awarded a unique golden helmet trophy.

Until March 17, registration is $40 for non-military, $30 for present and former military. Fees increase $10 each for same-day registration.

Race expo, packet pick-up, and same-day registration will be before the race from 7 to 9:30 a.m., at the university's recreation building, 930 Stadium Dr., Iowa City.

A post-race party will be held approximately 2 p.m. at the Vine Tavern and Eatery, 39th 2nd St., Coralville.

A website for the event can be found here.

A Facebook event page can be round here.

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