Green Beret With A Mission Challenge
A truly unique and challenging event for endurance, CrossFit, and adventure athletes but also fun for participants of all ages and physical abilities!
Our 4th Annual Green Beret With A Mission Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 29th, 2024. This charity event is designed to give participants a taste of the physical and mental challenges Army Special Forces soldiers face in accomplishing some of their real-world missions. It will be a fun, challenging event led by Army Green Berets!
Participants will be part of a team of 6-12 members that will negotiate a course with multiple stations where they will be required to complete Special Forces mission tasks that will challenge them physically and mentally. At every station, each participant will choose between 2 levels to complete the challenge: Operator or Recruit. Both will do the same challenge, but operator level will be more physically challenging. Thus, this event can be completed at the Recruit level by individuals of all ages (minimum of 12 years old) and physical abilities while also providing a test of endurance for crossfit and adventure athletes at the Operator level. Sign up an entire team or as an individual.
The top three scoring teams in both the morning and afternoon sessions will receive awards and prizes. Also, an MVP of each team will be awarded a special award as will the oldest and youngest male & female competitors. After completing the course, everyone is invited to enjoy a BBQ meal and mingle with Army Green Berets (and hear some “Special Forces stories” if so inclined!). This is a truly unique and fun opportunity! Awards will be given to the top fundraising individuals.
A special VIP experience is available for a limited number of teams from our 4- & 5-Star sponsors or teams that commit to raising at least $5000 to support Camp Resilience and the Special Forces Association. The teams will spend the night before the Green Beret With a Mission Challenge at the venue with Green Berets, learn about Special Forces training and missions, and then experience some of the survival and nighttime combat operations training that Green Berets go through. Dinner and breakfast will be provided. For more details, please contact us at [email protected].
This event is a cooperative effort between Swim With A Mission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting Veterans services and the Special Forces Association (SFA), which serves as the voice for the Special Forces Community; perpetuates Special Forces traditions and brotherhood; advances the public image of Special Forces and promotes the general welfare of the Special Forces community. The proceeds of the event will support the SFA and the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, also a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which runs outdoor therapeutic Camp Resilience retreats for military personnel, veterans and First Responders.”
Teams must have a minimum of 6 members up to a maximum of 12. The minimum participant age is 12. Individuals can register on their own and will be added to a team. Also, Participants are encouraged to fundraise to the best of their abilities since all the proceeds go to programs that serve military, veterans and first responders. Part of the score that determines the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be based on the total amount raised by each team. More details about fundraising can be found below. *Please bring a backpack and a water bottle. All other equipment will be provided.
What’s Included in Your Registration Fee:
• Leadership and Team Building activities led by Army Green Berets
• All equipment needed to complete the challenge
• Green Beret With A Mission Challenge Hat
• A Green Beret With A Mission Challenge patch
• Water & snacks on the course and a BBQ meal after completion of the challenge
Registration is Limited. Only 216 Spots Available!
The Green Beret Mission Challenge is a fundraiser to help Veterans so we encourage all participants to fundraise to the best of their abilities. Every dollar helps! When you register you will automatically receive a link to a fundraising page. Please use this link to create a unique page for your supporters. Please fundraise through the link that is created through Pledgereg or send funds directly to us payable to Swimming With A Mission Inc and clearly note who should receive the credit for the donation. Fundraising is done as individuals and recognition will be given to the top fundraisers at the event. All incentives will be based on fundraising completed by 6/27. Remember, EVERYONE can fundraise!
Individual Fundraising Incentives:
- GBMWC t-shirt for any individual who raises at least $250
- GBMWC 20 oz travel mug and t-shirt for any individual who raises at least $500
- GBMWC hooded sweatshirt, 20 oz travel mug and t-shirt for any individual who raises at least $1,000
- Signed Green Beret flag, GBMWC hooded sweatshirt, 20 oz travel mug and t-shirt for any individual that raises at least $2,500
- Invite to SWAM's Navy SEAL Gold Star Dinner and Tribute on 7/13, signed Green Beret flag, GBMWC hooded sweatshirt, 20 oz travel mug and t-shirt for any individual that raises more than $5000.
(Other options are available for past participants who already have GBMC t-shirts or hooded sweatshirts)
A limited number of spectators will be allowed. All spectators must register, in advance, on a first come first served basis. Cost: $10/adult (18 & older), free for 17 & under. The cost includes bus transportation from the parking area to/from the event venue, a chance to watch their teams complete several of the GBMC stations and a BBQ meal with the team after it has completed the event. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Army Special Forces and Green Beret specialties like weapons, demolitions, communications and first aid and to apply camouflage paint and get photos in “full battle rattle.” Please register online.
We could not do this fabulous event without the help of volunteers. All volunteers MUST register online.