The second annual Warrior Challenge on Lake Barkley will take place in Kuttawa on Saturday, and in addition to it being a physical challenge for its participants, it's also a way for them to give back to our country's military and law enforcement veterans.

The race will be approximately 5 kilometers, and will feature a variety of military-style obstacles for participants to traverse as they work their way through the muddy course. The event is held right off of Interstate 24, Exit 40, in the field next to Relax Inn.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female elite division competitors, and all participants will receive a finisher t-shirt and medal.

This event is being produced by the guys from the Green Beret Challenge; a highly regarded Obstacle Course Racing/Endurance Racing company. The Warrior Challenge benefits Operation Enduring Warrior, a veteran-founded non-profit that works to honor and empower our nation's wounded military and law enforcement veterans. To learn more about OEW, visit

At each event, Operation Enduring Warrior honors a local injured veteran with a military escort through the course.

This year, two veterans will be honored, both of them local men: Joshua Keith of Fredonia and Chase Matthews of Lyon County.

The cost is $70 per participant, and you may register as an individual in either the open or elite divisions, or gather up your friends and enter the team division. To register, visit You can also find more information by searching their Facebook page, "Warrior Challenge at Lake Barkley."

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