Team X-T.R.E.M.E. Partners With Spartan Race To Honor, Empower & Motivate Wounded Warriors
Team X-T.R.E.M.E., a non-profit organization with an ongoing mission to Honor, Empower and Motivate our nation’s wounded heroes announces its partnership with Spartan Race.
Spartan Race is the world recognized leader in Obstacle Racing that demands physical and mental endurance and invokes teamwork among its competitors. Together, Team X-T.R.E.M.E. and Spartan Race will honor the sacrifice of our nations wounded veterans through programs such as XTREME DREAMS. Wounded Warriors will be given the opportunity to sky dive into various Spartan Race locations across the US. In addition, Spartan Race and Team X‐T.R.E.M.E. will work together to facilitate rehabilitation of physical and mental injuries such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) through training and participation in these highly motivating and empowering events.
United States Marine and Team X-T.R.E.M.E. Wounded Warrior Athlete, Sgt. Jonathan Mozingo is a recent recipient of the XTREME DREAMS program. An inspired Mozingo has donned the gas mask and joined the mission of Team X-‐T.R.E.M.E. as a symbol of encouragement and inspiration for his fellow wounded brethren. “You have to set a goal, find an obstacle and get over it. To accomplish that goal is rewarding and it gives guys hope for something more,” states Mozingo.
As part of their XTREME DREAMS initiative, Team X-‐T.R.E.M.E. tandem master, Mike Elliott will skydive combat wounded Army Veteran, Sgt. Noah Galloway into the Super Spartan Festival area in Leesburg,VA on Saturday Aug. 25th at 9:30 am. Noah was severely wounded on his second deployment to Iraq in 2005. His vehicle was hit by a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) causing the loss of his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee.
Similar to the mission of Team X-‐T.R.E.M.E., The Spartan Race Hero Heat is designed to honor, empower and motivate wounded veterans to push beyond physical and mental obstacles through teamwork and perseverance. Team X-‐T.R.E.M.E. and their Warrior Athletes will don the gas mask on Saturday and Sunday to lead the assault into the Hero Heat. Spartan Race participants and Team X-T.R.E.M.E. welcome wounded warriors from across the nation to join them as they swim, crawl, walk, run, climb and even carry one another across the 8-mile Super Spartan course.
The Team X-T.R.E.M.E. Wounded Warrior Athletes participating are Retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway, double amputee of the left arm above elbow and the left leg above knee, United States Marine, Sgt. Jonathan Mozingo, amputee of the left leg below the knee and United States Marine, Cpl. Todd Love, trimembral amputee of both legs above the knee and left arm below the elbow. Teamwork and brotherhood will be on tap for the day as the athletes work in unison with Cpl. Todd Love and other wounded heroes to conquer the world-‐class obstacles of Spartan Race and triumph over adversity.
For more information or to register visit Spartan Race / Mid-‐Atlantic.