Fine Earth Adventure Race/Walk for Warriors - Benefiting K9s For Warriors

Jul 23
Hosted by:Fine Earth Adventure Race...
July 23, 2016 at 8:00am to
November 6, 2016 at 4:00pm
Harper Presgraves Training Facility 1010 Greendale Road Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Goal: $200,000
$227,575 4 114% Complete

Event Details

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For the first time ever, the Harrisonburg Police Department SWAT team obstacle course is open to the public.  Come test your skills on the course where Virginia's finest SWAT teams compete.  This SWAT team obstacle course is the toughest physical and mental test you will ever face.  This is for elite athletes only who are at the highest fitness and strength levels.  Worried this is too much?  No problem, we have a Walk for Warriors and Intermediate course set up as well.  Enjoy the day while raising money for K9s for Warriors, a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them to help Veterans with PTSD.  Teams of a minimum of four people (maximum - unlimited) will compete for time.  The individual that raises the most money will win the Grand Prize (see picture below of the hand made American Flag - Value $1000).  You will have an amazing day taking on the adventure courses, enjoying  food, family activities,  listening to The Hacken Boys live and having a chance to win great prizes.  This is also a chance to thank Veterans and Active Military for their service and sacrifice.

There are races for every fitness level:         

SWAT Team Race Level – Think you are good enough to compete with SWAT teams???  Sign your team up for this expert level.   You will get to take on the exact course that SWAT teams from around the state compete on.  This level is for serious athletes only.  This will course will take every ounce of your strength, teamwork, desire, commitment, speed and fitness and you still might not complete it.  Team size must only be 4 people.   The top three fastest team times receive prizes.  Registration is $75 per person for the SWAT Level.  After you sign up, you will have the option to set up your own fundraising page to encourage family and friends to donate to your efforts.

INTERMEDIATE Team Race Level – This will be a fun, yet challenging 3 mile run/walk through an adventure course filled with stream crossings, obstacles and challenges to complete as a team.  This course is set up so that 80% of our participants can complete it -  If you want an extreme challenge, run the entire course (including the hills) and take on the obstacles as fast as you can.  We promise you will be exhausted afterwards.  If you want to just have fun, walk the course, take your time on the obstacles and if you don't feel comfortable, you can even opt out of any obstacle (you must complete every obstacle to win a prize).  Some of the obstacles you will have to take on are the Warrior Mud Run, Cardiac Hill, No One Left Behind Carry, Death by Burpees, River Runs Through It, Team Log Challenge, Hay Bale Climb, Tires or Tired and a few surprises.  Teams must finish together for their times to count for prizes. The top three fastest team times receive prizes.  Registration is $50 per person for the Intermediate Level.  After you sign up, you will have the option to set up your own fundraising page to encourage family and friends to donate to your efforts.

Walk for Warriors – This will be a fun walk for any age that is approximately 1.5 miles through a very scenic area.  This walking path is set up for those that want to support this important cause but don't want to do the other races.  Come walk as an entire family and show your support. If you are an avid walker, bring all your walking friends and help give a new leash on life for Veterans and rescue dogs.  Approximate Distance – 1.5 miles.  Registration is $50 per person.  After you sign up, you will have the option to set up your own fundraising page to encourage family and friends to donate to your efforts.

General Admission - Veterans and Military get in Free but must still sign up and print ticket through the General Admission Ticket link. This opens at 10:00 AM and includes The Hackens Boys Concert (starts at approximately 1:00 PM), Kids Events, Knockerball (small additional charge on site), the best Food Trucks in town, a Magician, great Coffee, Ice Cream, Smoothies, a DJ and much more.  Veterans and Military get free food and drinks (non alcoholic), a free cigar, free massages, free acupuncture and even free haircuts.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to be a corporate sponsor for this Inaugural Fine Earth Adventure Race - Benefiting K9s for Warriors, please email Chad Layman at

Know Your Why

22 Veterans a day commit suicide.  That is over 8,000 suicides a year and over 125,000 Veteran suicides in the last 15 years.  It truly has become an epidemic.  Our warriors need our help and our best effort.  The good news, is we have found an organization that is helping our Veterans and truly getting amazing results.  K9s for Warriors rescues dogs from kill shelters and trains them to be service dogs for Veterans with PTSD.   Not only are the Veterans getting help with their PTSD, but they are getting their lives and families back.  What is happening is truly a miracle. All proceeds from The Fine Earth Adventure Race go to K9s for Warriors.  Pictured directly below is SgtMajor, Jim Kuiken (ret) and his dog Freedom, who will be our honored guest at the event.  Jim is a multi-combat, wounded Marine (served 30 years) who became one of the most senior enlisted leaders in the Marine Corps. Jim was awarded the Legion of Merit, a Purple Heart and 3 Combat Action Ribbons. He is also a former firefighter/EMT and served in law enforcement.  Jim is currently a writer, speaker an advocate for many worthwhile causes.


The Hackens Boys

Come Hear The Valleys 2016 Best Original Band and Best Local Cover Band.  Since their conception in 2005, The Hackens Boys have grown from a camp fire jam session to an award winning Shenandoah Valley favorite.  2016 marks a pivotal year with the addition of the multi-talented Ben Kunkle as the bands new front-man, and is slated to be one of the bands biggest to date.  The Hackens Boys sponsored by Hammond Insurance Services.

Come try the Valleys hottest new Activity - KnockerBall - You will Laugh and Play like a Kid Again










DJ Neilie Neil

We are excited that DJ Neilie Neil, who opened for Snoop Dog, will be at the event to make your day even more fun and exciting.  Neili Neil, a performance turntablist & producer, puts the entertainment back into DJing. With 20+ years of crafting his art, this open format turntablist can deliver new electronic/hip-hop/top 40 while twisting in classic tracks like rock & oldies.

Our Grand Prize for the Individual that Raises the most Money

When you sign up, one of the nice features is it automatically creates a personal fundraising page.  You can personalize it with your own story and why you are helping our Veterans and rescuing dogs.  Maybe you lost a friend or a loved one to PTSD, maybe you struggle yourself with depression, maybe you love Dogs and want to rescue as many as possible. Tell your story and share your fundraising link with your friends and family via email, facebook, etc.  Ask for donations.  We are all in this together.  The individual who raises the most money will receive this hand made, rugged beautiful American flag.  It will have a K9s For Warriors feel to it.  Strength in Numbers.