America’s Mighty Warriors Military Race (2017)
America’s Mighty Warriors was created by Debbie Lee, the mother of Marc Lee, who was the first US Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq.
America's Mighty Warriors primarily helps those who are dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and is also involved with various aspects of support for veterans and their families.
Sunday Nov 12th @ 3pm
World War II Museum—Clermont Historic Village, 490 West Avenue, Clermont, FL. The course will be out/back on the South Lake Trail heading west.
Participants will have 3 options:
“Patrol”—2 mile walk/run (not timed--discounted price)
“Recon”—2 mile walk/run + 5 physical training stations
“Assault”—4 mile walk/run + 10 physical training stations (Do “Recon” twice)
Physical Training Stations for "Recon" and "Assault" options:
Air Force Station: 20 Push-ups (You may do modified push-ups on knees if necessary)
Army Station: 30 Sit-ups
Coast Guard Station: 30 Jumping Jacks
Marines Station: 30 Air Squats (body weight only--no added weight)
Navy Station: 20 Burpees (if you are unable to complete this, you can substitute 10 jumping jacks for each burpee)
Exercises will be done in grass and also demonstrated prior to race start.
Other Event Details:
Participants will have the opportunity to write a quick thank you note-- all of which will be mailing out to a military base overseas.
Eustis, Mt. Dora and Leesburg H.S. AFJROTC programs competing
The Clermont VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) will be involved and will pass out 100 hand-held flags!
Local Law Enforcement will be participating
Military Recruiters will be involved
The race will have a team competition—Individuals can compete for themselves and for a team/organization if they choose. You race individually, but earn points for your team. See scoring details below. Create or select your team during registration (optional).
Wear your RED, WHITE & BLUE!
Post-race festivities and food for purchase.
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Packet Pickup & Race-day Registration
Packet pick-up and race-day registration will be from 2:00-2:45pm at the race site.
Pre-race meeting starts at 2:45
Arrive early and tour the WWII Museum
Awards given to:
1st place overall male & female in the 2 timed events (Recon & Assault).
1st & 2nd place M & F in the following age groups in the 2 timed events:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Trophies go to the teams with best performance in the Assault and the Recon races.
Team scores: Points are awarded to teams based on individual team members who finish in the top 50 overall spots in each race: 1st place finish = 50pts, 2nd place finish = 49 pts. etc, all the way down to 50th place finish = 1 pt. All points are added up for each team. If there is a tie, the team with the highest individual finisher wins tiebreaker. Must have 4 or more members to enter team competition.
Finishers in all 3 events receive finishers' dog tags with race logo.
All proceeds will go to America's Mighty Warriors and future community events.
For questions or if you would like to be involved or be a race sponsor:
Part of Marc Lee's story (from America's Mighty Warriors website)
Battle of Ramadi
On the night of August 2, 2006, during a cordon and search operation of the heavily-contested “J-Block” area 1.5 km east of COP Falcon, Charlie Platoon SEAL combat advisors, with their Iraq Army Partner Force and Team Bulldog, engaged in one of the most ferocious firefights with enemy forces in what would become known as “The Battle of Ramadi.” While providing cover with his MK 48 machine gun from a rooftop position for his SEAL Teammates maneuvering in the street below, AO3 (SEAL) Ryan Job took an enemy sniper round to his face, and was critically wounded. Immediately, Ryan’s Teammates from SEAL Team THREE Charlie Platoon, including AO2 (SEAL) Marc Lee, and members of SEAL Team EIGHT, responded to their wounded comrade on the exposed rooftop. AO2 (SEAL) Lee fearlessly stepped directly into the position where AO3 (SEAL) Ryan had been shot just moments before, and exposed himself to enemy fire to enable himself and his Teammates to lay down a heavy barrage of suppressive fire. This allowed the Team to recover AO3 (SEAL) Ryan and carry him off the rooftop to a casualty evacuation vehicle below.
After successfully getting AO3 (SEAL) Ryan to life-saving medical aid, the SEAL element then attacked the enemy, who had engaged their element and were continuing to attack US Army elements. After tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles engaged the enemy positions, the SEAL element entered a compound in pursuit of enemy fighters. While clearing the compound, the SEAL element was heavily engaged from close range from an adjacent building. AO2 (SEAL) Lee again boldly moved directly into the line of fire to engage the enemy and protect his Teammates, and was struck by enemy fire and killed instantly.
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