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Hardship Hill Team Obstacle Course Race names OEW as Charity Partner

The first annual Hardship Hill Team Obstacle Race has announced their partnership with Operation Enduring Warrior (OEW), naming OEW as the Official Charity Partner of their inaugural event. As part of the partnership, all proceeds of the event will be donated to Operation Enduring Warrior in support of their mission to honor, empower and motivate America’s wounded military service members.

"Operation Enduring Warrior is honored to have been selected as a Charity Partner for this challenging new race,” stated Kelly Farmer, VP of Communication for the organization. “At OEW, our flagship program is our racing program; which covers obstacle course racing, road races, hand-cycling, ultras, and more; allowing to our adaptive athletes to remain physically active and mentally challenged. We are always delighted to cultivate new partnerships in various regions of the country to help share our mission and grow our support. Hardship Hill in Eastern Tennessee is a great fit with our organization and one with which we hope to continue our partnership in future years. "

“F3 Knoxville created this race from the very beginning to benefit OEW. The commitment and sacrifice that our soldiers make for our country and the hardships they overcome when they come home injured does not go unnoticed,” said Chris DeFranco of Hardship Hill. “We are so thankful to all of our vets and this race is a way we can honor and celebrate them in a fun and challenging event.”

About Hardship Hill Team Obstacle Race:

A relay team race with obstacles; Hardship Hill will present participants with more than 20 obstacles over the distance of a 2 mile course. Teams will consist of two to eight team members where only two members of the team will race at any given time. Depending on team strategy, teams can tag in their next two runners each lap or complete multiple laps before tagging in their team members. There are three races available…. 5 Hour Team Race 10 Hour Team Race Kids Race Teams that complete the most laps in their given race will be awarded top honors. Teams can be made up of all men, all women, or co-ed.

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