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Mogadishu Mile 5k Run & Team CrossFit Challenge
Fri, October 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Join us as we raise funds for local VETS with our 7th ANNUAL MOG MILE 5k Run and CROSSFIT CHALLENGE.
Choose to run the TRACK SOLO or join up with 3 of your friends in a CrossFit inspired challenge that will be fun and demanding (all movements are scalable).
ENTRY FEE 25.00
DEADLINE FOR T-SHIRTs is Septmeber 23, 2106
REGISTRATION TIME 5-6 pm
For solo runners, Fatigues, combat boots and weighted vest are encouraged but not required.
For the team challenge, work out gear
The Mogadishu Mile refers to a route that was run by United States Army Rangers and Delta Force soldiers from a helicopter crash site to an appointed rally point held by the 10th Mountain Division on National Street during the Battle of Mogadishu on October 4, 1993. The Americans involved were part of Task Force Ranger, an attempt to seize two lieutenants of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Originally they were supposed to take cover by running alongside a convoy of Humvees and armored personnel carriers, however when the convoy failed to understand the vehicles were needed for cover, they left them and the soldiers were forced to run without support and with very little ammunition.
The Mogadishu Mile began at 05:42 and ended when all the troops exfiltrated to the rendezvous point and were loaded into APCs and Humvees, reaching either the Pakistani Stadium or the Airport by 06:30. During the run, the convoy and in particular the soldiers on foot were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire, wounding several soldiers including Sgt. Ramaglia. Many soldiers experienced sleep deprivation and dehydration.