September 12, 2015

Esprit de Corps Challenge

September 12, 2015 Camp Tuscarora • 965 Scout Rd Four OaksNC  27524 View Map Organized by Special Operators Challenge

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About this event

September 12, 2015

Camp Tuscarora

965 Scout Rd Four OaksNC  27524
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What:  Fun! Fun! More fun! Did we say fun? Esprit de Corps Challenge is an all day event where participants work together and experience a number of skills. Come out for the fun or come out to compete - you set the pace!  Test your skills or just have a good time at our skill stations to include shotgun shooting, archery, tomahawk throwing, fire starting, canoeing, rappelling, climbing, feats of strength, observation exercises, and a 5 or 11 mile team building trek. 

Who: EDCC is open to individuals and groups ages 15 to 120 years.

Challengers - All fitness and skill levels welcomed.  Challengers have the option to do it all or only preferred portions of the event.

Competitors - Endurance and strength will be put to the test.  Two person team that completes all skill stations and an 11 mile trek.  Team performance is graded.  
Competitor space is limited.

Where:  Camp Tuscarora, 965 Scout Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524

When:  Saturday, 12 September 2015

Why:  On September 11, 2001 our nation was attacked with the intent of instilling terror in the hearts and souls of Americans.  The lives of many were taken.  On this day we as a country chose be victors rather than victims.  We joined together as a nation, united and stronger than before….knocked down but not defeated.   A new war had begun.  In our war against terrorism myriad sacrifices have been made.  On September 12, 2015 we honor the lives of the fallen, their families, and the nation.  


Tell Me More! 

 This event is hosted by Special Operators Challenge out of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Supported charities by Special Operators Challenge include Special Forces Charitable Trust, Special Forces Association, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the National Fallen Firefighters Fund.

What happens race day?: Participants arrive early at Camp Tuscarora.  After checking in and completing waiver forms, participants are given their troop assignments and are guided to their troop staging area.


Participants will be divided into 12 troops of up to 42 persons each.  All Competitors will be in one troop and the women’s only registrants will be in one troop.  


Troops will move together through skill stations.  Each troop will begin the team building trek together.


Competitor teams will be scored based on performance at each skill station.  The 11 mile movement score is determined by time to complete the trek.


Event details and schedule

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Location:  965 Scout Road, Four Oaks, NC 27524

Key Times:

6:30 am - 7:30 am Arrival and Check-in
7:30 am Check-in Closed
7:45 am Race Briefing 
8:15 am Competitor Wave Start

8:20 am Challenger Wave Start


What to Bring: 


Bring cash to purchase food and beverage (pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches)




The following PACKING LIST is for all participants.  

**PACKING LIST is MANDATORY and Inspectable for Competitors**

- Refillable water bottle

– Small assault or day backpack

– 2 trash bags or waterproof bags

– 1 change of socks

-  head lamp

– clean change of clothes (bottoms and a top)

– gloves

– eye protection for shooting

– sunglasses

– ear plugs

– pen & paper

– fire starting materials other than a lighter (9 volt battery with ultra fine steel wool, matches with striker, magnesium bar, fire starting cubes)

– small blade knife or multi purpose tool

– lightweight rain jacket

– hand towel

– 2 raw eggs in an unbreakable container


Optional Packing list:

– sunblock

– bug juice (insect repellent)

– spare athletic shoes

- GoPro camera



Please remember to bring your VALID PHOTO I.D.


All entrants to Camp Tuscarora must present a valid photo identification with a date of birth to be allowed entry into the event. NO EXCEPTIONS.


From the parking area, all participants and spectators proceed to the marked registration area to check in and complete liability forms.

  • Same day registration available. 
  • Spectators will be required to complete a liability waiver. Valid ID and completion of liability forms is required to receive entrance to the park.
  • Persons under 18 years of age, must have forms completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Wristbands will be provided after liability forms are completed. 
  • Wristbands must be worn and must be visible at all times during the event.


Camp Tuscarora (Event Site) Rules:







Parking:  $10 cash per car.


Types of Teams

There are 2 types of waves for this event: Competitor wave and Challenger wave


Competitor’s Wave

This is a timed event where a team composed of 2 people will compete against other two person teams. Competitors will be scored on multiple skill sets as well as their ability to complete the 11 mile trek in the quickest time.  The two person team must stay together on the course and they must cross the finish line together. 

Competitors will compete for prizes!


Challenger’s Wave

  • Challengers will NOT be graded on skill sets
  • It is not mandatory to partake in all of the skill events (shooting, rappelling, canoeing, fire starting, archery, etc).  
  • Challengers have the option to do a 5 mile or 11 mile trek.

           **Trek is optional



Please note that ALL spectators must present a valid photo identification card AND sign a waiver in order to obtain a color coded wristband to gain access to the grounds.  This is an all-day event and wristbands must be worn at all times. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.


***Please pay attention to all signs as there will be multiple events taking place and runners crossing several areas of the park at different times.*** 



Food & Clothing Drive

The Special Operators Challenge Team always tries to make a difference in the communities where we race. Assist us in helping those in need by bringing donations of non-expired/ non-perishable foods, lightly worn clothing, formula and diapers. All donated items will be given to local food banks. 


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