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Military Series: Afghanistan War/Operation Enduring Freedom 17.9 Mile Challenge

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DISTANCE: 17.9 Miles

DONATION TO: Operation Second Chance

Welcome back to the Run Fierce ‘Military Series’ virtual races! The Run Fierce Military Series virtual races are focused on helping our active duty, veterans and military families of all branches by giving part of the proceeds of each race to an Armed Forces assistance program.

Important Dates to Remember

Bib + medal race packets ship within 3-5 business days. T-shirt + bib/medal race packets ships within 7-10 business days.

What is Operation Enduring Freedom?

The War in Afghanistan, code named “Operation Enduring Freedom”(OEF) – Afghanistan (2001–2014) and Operation Freedom's Sentinel (2015–present), followed the United States invasion of Afghanistan on 7 October 2001. The War in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history.


Why is this challenge 17.9 miles?

At the time of this race launch (July 2019)…Our men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces have been involved in the War in Afghanistan for 17 years and 9 months.

Why are the numbers 2,372 and 20,320 on the Operation Enduring Freedom Medal?

As of July 27, 2018, there have been 2,372 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan and 1,856 of these deaths have been the result of hostile action. We’ve unfortunately also had 20,320 American service-members that have been wounded in action during this war.

We have a Marine nephew that was deployed to Afghanistan and thank goodness he made it back home safely. 

Your race packet includes:

✔ Operation Enduring Freedom challenge medal

✔ Authentic race bib

Free Standard Shipping in the US & Puerto Rico

✔ Donation to Operation Second Chance


About the charity 

The organization for the Run Fierce Military Series – Operation Enduring Freedom 17.9 Mile Challenge virtual race was chosen because of the impact they make in our veterans’ lives when they need it. They unselfishly help our wounded, injured and ill veterans. The Operation Second Chance Organization! 

Click on the link here to see all the Operation Second Chance Organization does to assist our veterans and military families in need! It’s pretty amazing!

About the shirts

Unisex Shirt

Our most popular unisex shirt

100% cotton

4.3-ounce and 30 singles

Rib-Knit Crew Neck

Double needle sleeves and hem



Mens Tank

Get old school cool in this street and gym essential

100% combed and ring-spun cotton

3.8-ounce and 30 singles


Womens Tank

This carefree tank is fit for any venue whether layered or on its own.

100% combed and ring-spun cotton

4.3-ounce and 30 singles


Womens V-Neck

A soft tee made to go with everything in your closet

100% combed and ring-spun cotton