What is The Marion Made Challange?
• 3-4 Miles • 34 Obstacles • 1 Amazing Non-Profit Mud Run
We are so excited to share with you the success of the very first Marion Military Obstacle Course Race! Marion Made is a benefit race in support of three student/cadet organizations, and we were happy to be a sponsor!
The race started with Zig-zagging across the beautiful 175-year-old MMI campus for a 3-4 mile race with over 30 obstacles (with some sticky, red mud) that weaved throughout historical landmarks! Participants were able to try out MMI’s new military-grade obstacle course, inspired by BUDS. Kids and family were welcome to come to climb and rappel down our 45-foot rock climbing wall and tower!
All proceeds benefit three cadet clubs from Marion Military Institute–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), and 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!
It was fun for all ages and concluded to be a very successful start to many more participants testing to be “Marion Made”
If you got what it takes to be “Marion Made”, visit their Facebook for updates on the next challenge. https://www.facebook.com/marionmadechallenge/