Train for the Event
Wilderness Challenge Training Plan
12-Week Training Plan
To help train for the Wilderness Challenge, MWR Fitness & Sports provides a beginner to intermediate training plan.
Registration for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department's annual all-military Wilderness Challenge is underway. The Wilderness Challenge will take place October 9 to 11, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and on the New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. The event is hosted and co-organized by Ace Adventure Resort, West Virginia's largest outdoor outfitter.
More than 300 military personnel representing teams from around the world are expected to compete. Only the first 60 teams will secure a spot in the Wilderness Challenge, so teams are encouraged to register early.
Wilderness Challenge Registration
Registration is open to all branches of the military. Teams must be comprised of four active duty service members and each team must have a minimum of one female participant. Teams may also include active Reservists, retirees and ROTC. The registration fee is $600 per team. Register your team online today!
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Wilderness Challenge Events
Teams participating in this year's challenge will compete in an 8K mountain run, 14-mile whitewater race, 12-mile mountain bike race, 7-mile duckie race and 14-mile mountain hike.
Wilderness Challenge Information
The Wilderness Challenge is an endurance event in scenic Fayetteville, West Virginia. Teams are made up of four members which complete in numerous endurance challenges over a period of three days.
United States Adventure
The Wilderness Challenge is now a USARA World Championship qualifying race! The winner of the Wilderness Challenge will automatically be entered into the USARA World Championship race. VISIT WEBSITE
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