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Citadel News Service
26 Mar 2012

Bulldog Challenge breaks records while raising scholarship money

More than 700 people paid for the chance to run until their legs felt like rubber and slog through the smelly Lowcountry pluff mud all while raising money to support scholarships for future Marine and Navy officers at The Citadel.

The Citadel’s 16th annual Bulldog Challenge on March 3 raised $29,490 for the Semper Fidelis Society Scholarship Fund.

Sponsored by the student Semper Fi Society chapter, The Citadel’s Bulldog Challenge tests the physical limits of even the fittest and fiercest endurance competitors. Participants come from across the Southeast to run the six-mile endurance and obstacle course, which includes challenges with intimidating names like “House of Pain” and “Guadalcanal,” stretches through The Citadel campus, parts of the City of Charleston, and even the gelatinous Lowcountry marsh.

This year’s race also set a record for participants. With 181 teams of four people each, the 724 participants topped the 680 who took part in 2011.

Participation has steadily increased over the years making the Bulldog Challenge one of the Lowcountry’s premier events for fitness, running and endurance enthusiasts. By comparison just 284 people participated in 2008.

For complete race results click here.

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