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Marion Made Challenge September...

  • 5K Run :- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Marion Military Institute
1101 Washington Street

_ The 2018 Marion Made Challenge September:

Do you have what it takes to be... MARION MADE?
• 5k
• 30+ Obstacles
• 1 Amazing Non-Profit Mud Run

Charity + Military Challenge + OCR + Community = Fun!

Welcome to The Marion Made Challenge 2.0! Our first race in April was so much fun, we decided to do another one....this time even BIGGER, BADDER, and MUDDIER! This obstacle course race is a fundraiser in support of several student/cadet organizations at Marion Military Institute. ALL proceeds benefit the Corps of Cadets! Last year, we sold out registration! 


RACE: Run, crawl, climb, push, pull and zig-zag across the beautiful 175-year-old MMI campus on a course that weaves throughout historical landmarks and leaves you tested and muddy!  Grab a friend and measure your strength, endurance and technique on our military-grade obstacle course, inspired by Navy SEALs training, while raising funds for a great cause! 

Don't come alone!

Bring the whole family to climb and rappel down our 45-foot rock climbing wall and tower after you race or while you wait for your heat! Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come, climb, rappel and RACE! Yes, race. We will even have a KIDS RACE (please register your child ahead of time. Ages 4-10 on the kids course). 

Three of the cadet clubs that will be supported by this race include:

-The Swamp Foxes (our "special ops" club, which specializes in air assaults, MOUT, rappelling, weapons and equipment familiarization)

-Murfee's Mudders (our obstacle course racing club that built this course and continues to travel and compete in more races around the southeast)

-The Gaelic Club, which takes a group of students every year to Ireland for a study abroad summer!

100% of the proceeds go to these cadet clubs and the other clubs that assisted in the construction, promotion and execution of this race!  What a wonderful learning experience for these kids. 

Event details and schedule


Sept. 8th, 2018

Parking opens at 0700. $5 cash. 

Registration opens at 0730. 

Opening Ceremony at 0845. 

Competitive Heat at approximately 0900, following the opening ceremony.

Open Heats begin at 0930 and will be released every 15 minutes. You may request a heat time (not guarenteed until closer to the race date when we have an idea of the volume of racers). 

Arrive at 0730-0815 with your signed and printed WAIVER to pick up your race package with a valid ID at Registration (cadet attendants will direct you.) Registration includes a shirt, custom finisher medal, post-race nutrition, and Marion Made downloadable photos from the event!

Bag Check will be provided at Registration. Possible fee.

Parking is $5 cash.  100% of the proceeds of parking go to the cause. Attendants will direct you to parking once you arrive on campus.(Please park only in the designated areas as this is a functioning college campus and we have cadets and staff that need to be able to operate, as usual.) 

Bring your tents and lawn chairs to watch the race up close and in the middle of the action!

Come hungry! We learned last time to have more food and have it out early! This year, we will have food vendors from the best local spots on the main course grounds. All proceeds from concessions benefit the Corps of Cadets. But, don't forget to bring CASH! We have an ATM on campus, in case of emergency.  

Bring the whole family, pets included. We will have the rappel and rock climbing tower open to the public as well! You don't have to race to be able to rappell! 

Other Info


-) 2018 race registration is open • Registration Information




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