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RISE Troops Challenge - ARIZONA




3C Ranch

36033 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd

Oracle, AZ 85623

RISE Challenge Events is a series of themed obstacle races in a variety of locations.

Rise Troops Arizona honors those who serve, with all obstacles and challenges based upon real military training and tasks. Embrace your grit and strength during the sandbag gauntlet, tap into your basic survival skills, test your athleticism during the hurdles, steady and aim during the airsoft challenge, and conquer the walls!

                       Do you have what it takes to be one of our troops?              

Only one way to find out! Get Hooah ready!

Rise Challenge Events is partnering with We Defy Foundation, whose mission is to provide combat veterans coping with military-connected disabilities with a long-term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. 

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The courses

To honor those who serve, all obstacles and challenges will be based on actual military tactical skills and training challenges across the branches. Embrace your grit, strength, and warrior spirit with challenges that include sandbags, running, crawling, climbing, and ammo-can hauls. Calm yourself and overcome fatigue to hit the air-soft target. Challenge yourself with the fitness test (there will be pull ups!). All this in the breathtaking mountain setting of the 3C Ranch in beautiful Oracle, AZ.


What is the RISE Troop Challenge Like,
and Can I do It?

YES! You have it in you! All events are designed and created for any physical ability. They are attainable to the newbie and challenging for the fittest. We will also have training available to prepare you for success.


Past events have had veterans and active duty members out in force alongside those new to obstacle racing. Friendships are formed and the camaraderie is contagious. Finishers often head back out onto the course to encourage others. This is much bigger than just a race, fitness challenge, or competition. This is about facing challenges, rising above them, and setting new goals, all while honoring those who serve and sacrifice so much, and bonding with a like minded community. Of course we have fun, the pride of accomplishment, and memories to create along the way!


This is the basic challenge course: approximately 2 miles filled with military-inspired obstacles and challenges. It will test all aspects of strength and fitness.



After completing the short course, those who have chosen the long course will move on to an advanced endurance phase: approximately 6 miles of rugged trail running with a few Ranger inspired “surprises” on the way.


Open Mat

We will also feature an open mat Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) sponsored by the We Defy Foundation, a 501C3 organization which reaches out to veterans with PTSD through martial arts competition and training. Entry fee will be a voluntary donation with $20 suggested (but don’t let cost stop you!).


After Party

Entry includes the after race “Morale Event” with music, food, and (of course) beer! As well as an awards ceremony and raffle. 


  • Minimum of $5 per entry goes to the We Defy Foundation

  • Both individual and team competition (Teams get some “special” challenges)

  • Spectators are welcome at no charge. We don’t “nickel and dime”!

  • Great swag included: t-shirt, unique dog tag finisher medal, and free beer with entry!

  • Awesome post race “morale event” with BJJ open mat 

  • Relaxing open areas with sponsor booths, landscaped patios, open grass areas

  • Delicious food available prepared by the 3C Ranch resort

  • Come for the day or the weekend. Beautifully renovated rooms, bungalows, and yurts are available for rent and dry camping and full hookup RV sites are available.

Sign up as Individual OR  Team Challenge

     "Troops Selection" Short Course:      2 miles (12+ obstacles and challenges)

     "Troops Extended "Long Course:      ~7 miles (20+ obstacles and challenges)

The Troops Team Challenge is for groups of people wanting to race the event together and work as a team. ​​​

  • Teams can be 3-5 members. To maintain an even playing field, only co-ed teams of 4 for TROOPS Extended are eligible for awards.

  • Teams go through the course together and finish together

Together Everyone Achieves More

* short course must be 11+ years old, long course 13+ years, under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Rise Challenge events 
Registration Fees -

Tucson, Arizona - April 17, 2021

          Troops Extended Team (Long Course ) 3-5 participants per team

                    $75 per team member

                    (You do not have to register all at once, you can join your team once team name is created)

           Troops Extended Individual (Long Course)

                    $80 single participant

          Troops Selection Team (Short Course) 3-5 participants per team

                    $65 per team member

                    (You do not have to register all at once, you can join your team once team name is created)

          Troops Selection Individual (Short Course)

                    $70 single participant 

* NO REFUNDS - Exception: COVID. We know how annoying it is for events to be cancelled and they keep your money. But we feel it is only right to refund if there are cancellations or postponements due to COVID. We put you and your health above everything else. Non Covid related: Registration can be deferred or transferred with a $15 admin fee

*Includes Finisher T-shirt, Medal,  beer and an epic adventure to remember!

*Military, Police, and Firefighters: use code HERO20 for 20% off (please bring ID to verify at the event).

Bring your friends and get ready! Sign Up. Show Up. RISE Up.

Rise Troops Challenge is a proud sponsor of We Defy

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