Each year, Metzger Outdoors partners with the Grace Student Veteran Organization to host a unique adventure race in the Warsaw/Winona Lake area. Last year’s race, Nocturnal III: The Mission, attracted more than 500 attendees and raised over $4,000 to benefit the Grace Student Veteran Organization, as well as a local family in need of financial assistance.
This year’s adventure race, Nocturnal IV: Feel the Freedom, will be held Saturday, Oct. 26. Teams of racers will run, walk, and crawl through a wide variety of terrain, encountering several challenges and obstacles all over Winona Lake. Since the race is entirely in the dark, participants are encouraged to wear glow sticks, flashing lights, reflective clothing, carry flashlights or anything that will light up the night. Prizes will be awarded for the largest team, team with the best costumes, and for top finishers. The event will also include door prizes awarded at random, and $500 cash prize at the end of the night for one of the top finishers.
“This race is top-quality family fun every year,” said Matt Metzger, co-director of Metzger Outdoors. “We love organizing this event and have some exciting things planned this year!”
Proceeds from the race will go to Grace College Student Veteran’s Organization, The Beaman Home and a secret recipient (disclosed immediately before awards). For more information or to register for the event, visit www.metzgeroutdoors.com. For more information on Grace College’s Military program, visit: www.grace.edu/military.