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GMC to host 2nd annual Bulldog Invitational Raider Challenge

Georgia Military College (GMC) will host its 2nd annual Bulldog Invitational Raider Challenge on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. located on Oconee River Greenway at 201 E. Greene Street Milledgeville, Georgia. This is an invitational meet for Middle and South Georgia Raider teams. 21-teams from 10-schools are participating in GMC’s Raider Challenge. The competition is free and open to the public.

A Raider competition or “Raiders” as it is more commonly known is a very popular athletic competition held within high school JROTC programs around the United States. It is the Army JROTC equivalent of the Army ROTC “Ranger Challenge” competition in college. The events are held outdoors and designed for a small group of physically fit and mentally tough cadets to compete in various outdoor activities. The competition focuses on leadership, physical fitness, mental focus, and emotional wellness. Raider competitions normally have 5 events consisting of personal fitness, distance team running event, obstacle course event, rescue/first aid event, and rope bridge construction/transport component event.

The schools competing in GMC’s Raider Challenge are:
Baldwin High School- Milledgeville, Georgia
Benedictine Military School- Savannah, Georgia
Bryan County High School- Pembroke, Georgia
Metter High School- Metter, Georgia
Putnam High School- Eatonton, Georgia
The Academy of Richmond County- Augusta, Georgia
Southeast Bulloch High School- Brooklet, Georgia
Statesboro High School- Statesboro, Georgia
Swainsboro High School- Swainsboro, Georgia
Georgia Military College Prep School- Milledgeville, Georgia
 
Itinerary
9:00 a.m. Team Run
- The team run will be conducted on a concrete road/track/gravel road for a distance of about 3.0 miles. 
 
10:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
 
Obstacle Course 
- Teams will complete 10 obstacles 
 
One-Rope Bridge
- Two rope bridge sites to conduct two bridges simultaneously 
 
Gauntlet
- A timed event consisting of multiple obstacles on a course. Team members will carry multiple heavy items through the course across a grassy field, sand pit, stairs, and tire flips. 
 
Cross Country Rescue 
- A timed event consisting of a litter carry with approximately 80-100 lbs on the litter and (6) 40 pound ruck sacks. Each team will navigate a course approximately 1.2 miles long. 
 
3:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony