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Special Forces Challenge Event: June 8, 2024 - Denver, CO. "Do you have what it takes?" Join SOCOM Athlete and the United States Army National Guard's 19th Special Forces Group for an event of a lifetime. Attendance is 100% Free! 


Important: After registering for the event, a PDF file is automatically downloaded which containins all pertinent event information and required paperwork. Registrants also receive an automated email containing the PDF file with additional event information. Read the entire email carefully, as it contains the mandatory steps required prior to attending the event.


Required Paperwork: The assumption of risk form is located on the final page of the event itinerary. Parental consent is required for minors, and is located on the assumption of risk form. Must be at least 16 years old to participate.


What is the Special Forces Challenge?

Do you have what it takes for Special Forces? The Special Forces Challenge (SFC) is SOCOM Athlete’s newest event, and is 100% free to attend; paid for and sponsored by the United States Army National Guard’s Green Berets.


The SFC is open to current military members, cadets, and civilians ages 16+ that are pursuing a military career in special operations. The event features a physical fitness test, ruck march, mentorship from Green Berets, challenging team exercises, and Q&A with special forces recruiters.


After completion of the 12 hour event, select individuals that prove they have what it takes will be offered a special forces contract. Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime. “De Oppresso Liber!”


Equipment list: The follwing items listed below are MANDATORY for all event participants.

  • Official ID: Must bring official ID: Driver’s License, Passport, CAC, Official State ID, etc. You will be traveling onto a military base, and must have an acceptable form of ID

  • Water: Minimum 2 Gallons of water

  • Gatorade/Electrolyte Drink: Minimum ½ Gallon (64 ounces) 

  • Food: Bring at least 1,500-2,000 calories: Cliff Bars, Fruit, Beef Jerky, Sandwich, etc.
  • Rucksack/Hiking Backpack: The rucksack must hold all of your gear and equipment. Rucksacks are available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. You may purchase a rucksack by clicking here (allow up to 10 days for shipping)
  • Athletic T-Shirt x 2: All-Black, small logos are okay 

  • Athletic Shorts x 2: All-Black, small logos are okay.

    • Note: You may purchase SOCOM Athlete T-Shirts & Shorts by clicking here

  • Running Shoes: Any color running shoes (must have shoe laces)

  • Boots: Any style of military or hiking boots

  • Socks x 2 Pair: Must have at least 2 pairs of socks (wearing 1 pair + extra pair)

  • Cell Phone: Cell phone for communication and note-taking
  • Athletic Watch: Must have timer mode (Example: G-Shock, Timex, Garmin, Nixon, etc.)
  • Towel: Must have at least 1 towel 


Event Timeline

06:00: Key Personnel Brief/Check-in

06:30: Attendees Check-in

07:00: Attendees Shuttle on Base

07:30: SFC in-brief/Equipment Issued 

08:00: Physical Fitness Test

10:00: ARNGSF Recruiting Brief

10:30: Lunch

11:00: Green Beret Static Display/Q&A

11:30: Ruck Brief/Ability Groups

12:00: Ruck March Evaluation

15:30: Brief Team Events

16:30: Team Events

19:00: ARNGSF Recruiting Brief/Dinner

19:30: Green Beret Static Display/Q&A

20:00: End SFC


Slots are limited for the SFC event, so get registered now! Don’t miss this opportunity of a lifetime. “De Oppresso Liber!”

Special Forces Challenge Event: June 8, 2024 - Denver, CO



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