Event: In Coordination with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Suicide Prevention Team, Richland Community College presents the First Annual Operation Obstacle: The Race to End Veteran Suicide. Each day, 17 of our nation's Veterans die by suicide. Join us for a timed, 2 mile obstacle course race to raise awareness to Veteran suicide. The mostly flat course will have between 15-20 obstacles. A few of the obstacles involve carrying/pulling weighted objects a short distance, army net crawls, climbing over short walls, and going over, under and through obstacles. There will also be a fire truck hosing people at the finish line. The first 70 participants get a USA Flag Bandana and all participants get a finishers challenge coin, goodie bag with a fan, cooling towel and water bottle. Proceeds will support Richland Community College's Student Veteran's Resource Center. The event check-in, start and finish will be in the Richland Fitness Center parking lot located to the north of the Workforce Development Institute and south of the RCC Green House.
Team Challenge: If you belong to a fitness center, organization, business or club (or just a group of friends) and would like to create a team to participate, we also plan to have a Team Challenge at the end of the race with a trophy awarded to the top finishing team. The Team Challenges will include a Humvee pull and tug of war.
Donations: Not able to participate? Please consider offering a donation using the link on the left side of this page. You can sponsor a participant or donate directly to the Richland Veterans Resource Center using the link below the RCC Veterans Resource Center logo. We appreciate your support for our Veterans.
Event sign-ups for participants 18 and older on the day of the race will end at 9:30am the morning of the race.
- September 25 8:00 AM CDT - Check-In/Final Registration
- September 25 10:00 AM CDT - Welcome
- September 25 10:15 AM CDT - Race Begins
- Event contact
- Hannah Jordan
- 309-589-6800 x47201