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More Than Just a Race Series

Owned & Operated By Green Berets!

Beyond Legendary

Tackle our individual 5-mile Operator Course

Challenge Your Everything

Commando: 4-person Team Series requires the participants to attack 8+ grueling miles as they push, pull, carry, climb or crawl their way to the finish line. The Commando was named as one of the top 10 events on the planet! 

The Element of Surprise

The XII: A 12-hour endurance evolution presented by the Green Beret Challenge

Latest GBC News & Events

green beret challenge joins bonefrog in dallas 


BONEFROG, the Navy SEAL obstacle course race and Green Beret Challenge join forces to make history in the OCR world. The 2 top tier, veteran owned race companies will produce a co-branded event in support of Veterans Day, November 16th at the BONEFROG  Dallas event. 



We would like to welcome Rich Dunfield, founder & CEO of Native Hemp Company to the GBC family. Read about Rich’s amazing journey which ultimately led him to the creation of Native Hemp!

GBC Pro Team – WTM

Two of the GBC Pro Team members are set to take on Worlds Toughest Mudder this weekend. Best of luck to our own Rachel Watters & Lance Goldfish Johnson!

THE GBC Launches its own Trail race series

Welcome to Trail Racing with a twist!. Of course Ballas does nothing easy. He has designed a trail series for both the pure trail racer and the avid Obstacle Course Racer. Check out the website to learn about his unique racing format, 2019 dates and  locations. Come Get Wicked With Us!

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MudRun Guide Race Review
Kansas City Commando | 20 OCT 2018

The Green Beret Challenge brought the Commando Course to the Kansas City area this past October. READ MORE

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06apr(apr 6)8:00 am(apr 6)8:00 amAustin Commando Challenge8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 Co Rd 114GBC Course Types:Commando

18may(may 18)8:00 am(may 18)8:00 amSoutheast Commando Challenge8:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Fit Farm, 732 Rock Springs RoadGBC Course Types:Commando

24aug(aug 24)8:00 am(aug 24)8:00 amSouthwest Commando ChallengeSouthwest Commando Challenge8:00 am - 2:00 pm MST Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Fort Tuthill LoopGBC Course Types:Commando

05oct(oct 5)8:00 am(oct 5)8:00 amNorthwest Commando Challenge8:00 am - 3:00 pm PST Gray's Harbor ORV, 15015 WA-8GBC Course Types:Commando

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Do you have what it takes?

Green Beret Challenge and Mark Ballas strike again. Love this race series. It’s always a different course, new obstacles (read: new levels of torture), and is always a well put together event. If you haven’t tried one yet, you need to! You’ll surprise yourself with what you’re capable of. ”  – JM

The Sand Man

The Sandman will test your entire overall fitness with focus on leg endurance. It is featured in both the Operator Individual OCR as well as the Commando Team Challenge. The design is comprised of military MEDEVAC sled for the Commando Challenge and individual man made sleds for the Operator Course. The weight varies depending on the event, however will be scaled accordingly for individual to team.

The Wilson Project

The Wilson Project is an overall ass kicker with a major focus on crushing your core. Simple in design, but complex in its utility. This event is scaled for both men and women for the individual Operator Course.

The Ranger Rig

Ranger Rig is comprised of various rope designs and will force you to dig deep into grip strength and technique. Stay high on the ropes and you will cruise right through.

The Angry Elf

Angry Elf is named after Cadre John. The design will vary from caving ladders to a rope climb which transitions to a verted wall. Expect to see the Angry Elf on each Operator Course. John say’s, “climb faster”…

The Cleaner

The Cleaner is our newest addition to the Operator Course. After some trial and error, the final design will feature a high rope climb to a slanted cargo net descent. A variance in the obstacle will feature caving ladders in place of the rope climb. Regardless of the method of accent, the Cleaner will impede your pace!

Basket Case

Basket Case replicates a farmers carry with a focus on grip strength. Some choose to carry high, low and like a bag of groceries, however the agony will not vary! Scaled for men & women for the Operator Course.

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