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Same Mission. New Distance.

Big Red Challenge is a 7K obstacle course race series designed by the Marine Corps League – Cornhusker Detachment 370 and Ironhide Construction, Inc to push you to your limits and give you a feel for the challenges members of the military encounter on a day-to-day basis.

Join us for our 6th Annual Big Red Challenge Obstacle Course Race on
June 8, 2019!


Veterans and Active Duty can register for $15

When: June 8, 2019
Where: The Railyard – Lincoln, NE
Start time: 8:15am

The Mission

The Big Red Challenge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports veterans in the transition to civilian life through Challenge, Service, and Community.

How do we accomplish our mission?

CHALLENGE: The Big Red Challenge Obstacle Course Race creates an opportunity for veterans and civilians to come together and challenge themselves.

SERVICE: In order to provide service to veterans, proceeds from the BRC Obstacle Course Race will go to partner organizations that provide direct services that align with BRC’s key pillars.

COMMUNITY: The race has created a community of runners, veterans, volunteers, veteran organizations and business partners. Challenge and service create the strongest bonds and our community is proof.

“On the other side of challenge lies the greatest version of ourselves.”

The Route

This is the map of the 2018 race. Map for 2019 is coming soon!

Overcome Obstacles

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Lil Red Challenge

Have a kiddo that wants to join in the fun too? Register for the Lil Red Challenge! The Lil Red Challenge is a short run for kids ages 5-11 with a few obstacles to tackle along the way. Parents may run alongside their kid for free. No strollers on the course please

The course is built by VFW Post 3606 and set up by the VFW and Scout Troop 142.

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The Expo

The Big Red Challenge 2019 Expo will take place on June 8, 2019 in the Railyard from 7:00am-1pm!

If your business is interested in having a booth, email bigredchallenge@gmail.com

*Note: Veteran Organizations can host a booth space at a discount! Limited space available!

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Want to get involved but not interested in running? We need 200+ volunteers to make the race day a success! Whether it is packing swag bags, manning packet pick-up, guiding runners along the course or other clandestine activities, we need your help! Thanks for helping us honor our veterans and servicemembers!

If you have any questions, want to get on the volunteer list, or have a large group that would like to get involved, please email Connie Belt at cbelt@bigredchallenge.com or volunteer@bigredchallenge.com with the subject line BRC 2019 Volunteer.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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