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Guardian One Mile Challenge

Sat October 1 - Tue November 1 Beacon, NY 12508 US

Champion [0-10 lbs]

0 - 10 lbs (0 - 5 kg)

We all start somewhere, and we salute those who choose to sign up for the Champion Division. This division does not require participants to carry any weight; we do, however, encourage you to try when you feel that the time is right. We often find that our guardians begin their careers feeling “weightless”, only to find the job quickly weighing on them in a short amount of time. The Champion Division symbolizes this weightless experience our guardians often have when first entering service.
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Elite [20 lbs]

20 lbs (9-10 kg)

Take your challenge to the next level in the Elite Division. Participants must carry 20 lbs for all 31 one-mile walks. The Elite Division represents the first time a guardian experience a deeply traumatic event in their career. The sensation is felt, just as the 20 lb weight is. The Elite Division also reflects the tragic daily average veteran suicide rate.
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Ironman [40 lbs]

40 lbs (18 - 19 kg)

Ironman Division encompasses a career’s worth of trauma, physical and emotional stress, and the damage these wounds often have on the families of our guardians. For this division, participants must carry 40 lbs during all 31 one-mile walks to represent the condition our guardians are often in when transitioning back into civilian life.
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Juggernaut [60 lbs]

60 lbs (26 - 28kg)

Juggernaut Division reflects the literary and figurative symbolism of when a guardian is faced with an overwhelming and constant weight to bear, from years of trauma, emotional distress, and the perils of service. At this point, guardians have very little to turn to, as the weight is so paralyzing and the stigmas and barriers are to big to negotiate in order to find help.
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