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Walter N. Levy Challenge 2019

Oct 27, 2019 @ 6:30 am

Join us for the Walter N. Levy Challenge 2019!

The Walter N. Levy Challenge is a 6.5-mile combat endurance course that challenges its participants physically and mentally. This year the race is bigger and better than ever before. This course includes obstacles that will challenge and push you further than you could possibly imagine. The goal of the race is to raise awareness and money for wounded Military veterans who have served and who currently serve. It is important to recognize the American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice and show them our support. The Levy Challenge is made possible by its creators, Norwich University’s Walter N. Levy Semper Fidelis Society, its proud sponsors, and its generous and resilient participants. We stay true and faithful to our goals set in place and will continue to keep the race alive in order to always show our support for our incredible American heroes; most notably Walter N. Levy.

Registration link: Walter N Levy Challenge Registration
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Event details and schedule
Walter N. Levy Challenge is scheduled for October 27, 2019. Packet pick-up will begin at 0630-0845 and the race will commence at 0930. Prior to the race, there will be a briefing beginning around 0900. After the President of the Semper Fidelis Society speaks, we will welcome our guest speaker. Our guest speaker is CPL John W. Harding Jr, who served under 1stLT. Levy in Vietnam during 1985.

The race includes weighted runs with sandbags, rucks, and litter (stretcher) carries. There will also be water obstacles on the course. Parking will be directed by road guards and will be designated by signs upon the arrival at Norwich University.

Participants are encouraged to wear either running sneakers or boots. Whether participants where athletic shorts, pants, shirts or military style attire is solely up to them. However, it is better to wear layers that can be shed. There may be some obstacles that will require you to go down onto your hands and knees. It is highly advised to bring extra warm clothes to change into as you will be getting wet during the race.

The 1st wave of racers will be sent off at 0930 and each proceeding wave will be sent on 15-minute intervals.

Who was Walter N. Levy?
Walter N. Levy attended Norwich University, Class of 1963 and served as Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer who was killed in action on September 18th, 1965 in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam. The event in his honor will be held at scenic Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont site of the oldest private military college in the country.


Oct 27, 2019
6:30 am
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