Marion Made Challenge, Military MudRun OCR in Birmingham

Saturday 2nd March 2019

Marion Military Institute: 1101 Washington Street, Marion, United States

Mud running, Running, 5K


  • Commander Competitive Heat - COMPETITIVE, 9:00
  • Add an EXTRA LAP! - Extra Lap!
  • Marion Made OPEN Heat - OPEN, 9:15
  • Open 9:30 - Open Heat 9:30
  • TEAM Challenge - 11:00 TEAM Challenge
  • Marion Made MINI KIDS Course - 11:15 KIDS Race
  • CADET Parents, family & friends heat! - Approximately 1200


Obstacle Course + Community + Military + Mud + Charity = FUN!

Do you have what it takes to be Marion Military MADE?

  • 5 K Race Course
  • 35+ Military-Grade Obstacles
  • 1 Amazing Non-Profit MUD RUN

The distance of a sprint, but the obstacle endurance needed to complete an ultra, this isn't your normal 5K OCR. It's a challenge. And, it's making people go beyond their limits every year.  Get Marion Made.

Welcome to the 3nd installation of the Marion Made Challenge! This military mud run will be a benefit race in support of several cadet organizations that need funding for everything from climbing ropes, musical instruments to study-abroad trips.  Registration includes an awesome race t-shirt and a medal.  All proceeds benefit the MMI Corps of Cadets. 

RACE: Run, crawl, climb, push, pull and zig-zag across the beautiful 175-year-old MMI campus on a course that weaves throughout historical landmarks and leaves you tested and muddy!  Grab a fridnd and measure your strength, endurance and technique on our military-grade obstacle course, inspired by Navy SEALs training, while raising funds for a great cause!    

Don't come alone! Bring the whole family to climb and rappel down our 45-foot rock climbing wall and tower after you race or while you wait for your heat! Kids of all ages are welcome and encouraged to come, climb, rappel and RACE! Yes, race. 

We will even have a KIDS RACE (please register your child ahead of time. Ages 3-8 on the kids course).  

100% of the proceeds go to the MMI cadet clubs that assists in the construction, promotion and execution of this race!  What a wonderful learning experience for these kids.


Event details and schedule

    • The MMI Honor Guard will post the colors, followed by the National Anthem sung by an MMI Cadet, and then a few words from COL David J. Mollahan (USMC Ret), the MMI President.
  • 0900 Commander COMPETITIVE Heat 0900
  • 0915 OPEN Heats begin and are released every 15 minutes 
  • 1115 KIDS Course
  • Your Registration includes a t-shirt and a finisher medal.
  • Bag Check will be provided at Registration.
  • Parking is $5.
  • Bring the whole family! We will have the rappel and rock climbing tower open to the public!
  • Bring your Tents and Lawn Chairs to watch the race right in the middle of the action! But, come hungry! We have the grill operating all day. All proceeds from concessions benefit the Corps of Cadets.

Organised by

The Marion Made Challenge

1101 Washington Street, Marion

Phone: 4049914116

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