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Soldier Rush: Celebrating Unity, Service, and Patriotism

Soldier Rush is more than just a test of physical strength. This year, on Veteran's Day, November 11th, 2023, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland, FL, it celebrates its 9th year.

This 3.1-mile military-style obstacle race showcases the essence of community spirit, resilience, and deep-seated patriotism.

Every year, a diverse group of participants joins the event, eager not only to push their limits but also to be a part of a larger cause.

Manuel 'Manny' Mair, a recognized pillar in South Florida’s fitness community, is the driving spirit behind Soldier Rush.

Manny's unwavering dedication to community upliftment shines through, particularly in the event's collaboration with Fitness on a Mission, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to the betterment of veterans, first responders, and their families.

Manny comments, "Soldier Rush is more than just a race to me.

It's our gathering spot, a place where we show our appreciation, pay tribute to our heroes, and amplify community camaraderie."

As the date for the upcoming Soldier Rush draws near, South Florida ignites with enthusiasm, looking forward to a mix of inspiration, challenge, and enduring community impact. The race isn’t the only

Open to everyone aged 5 and above; Soldier Rush welcomes participants of all fitness levels.

Ensuring a fun-packed day for the entire family, the event is thrilled to feature partnerships like the Jump Jam Fest bounce house, a challenging Ninja Warrior wall, and a special patch for GORUCK Ruckers and Patriot games participants.

Additionally, attendees can look forward to an array of vendors from local businesses, enriching the community experience.

Our deep appreciation extends to our committed sponsors, including the US Army, Broward Health, Florida Panthers, Keiser University, Devotion Nutrition, Technical-Link, and several others, for their relentless support.

More on Soldier Rush

First introduced in 2015, Soldier Rush stands as one of South Florida’s premier annual obstacle races.

But its significance goes beyond the fitness trials. It is a beacon of community unity, mutual encouragement, and shared patriotism.

The event beckons participants to come together, not only to test their endurance but to wholeheartedly back Fitness on a Mission, a cherished 501(c)3 initiative.

Event Details & Support

For additional details, ticket purchases, or to generously donate to the mission, please visit

By ML staff. Images courtesy of Soldier Rush.


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