Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Run

Join us on 04/30/2024

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Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Run Race Description

The Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge is a race inspired by the life of Sgt. Desforges, a United States Marine that was killed in combat in Afghanistan in May 2010.  Josh chased his dream to become a Marine and every day, "lived life full throttle."  This is not your average 5K.   This event is better described as a 3+ mile road and trail run with a twist of Marine Corps inspired obstacles and challenges sure to test your mettle.  At the finish line you will be dirty, tired, and sore, but you will have earned it and paid tribute to a fallen Marine.

100% of the proceeds of this event go directly into the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Award fund.  The award is very unique in that it isn't awarded for athletics, academics, or even for a student who is planning to join the military.  The award is given to a student of Ludlow High school who is planning to follow their dream, just like Josh did when he joined the Marines.  Every year since the inception of the award, thousands of dollars have been awarded to Ludlow High School Seniors.

Come on, take the challenge, test yourself, honor one of our fallen heroes, and support a great scholarship in the name of a great man.  Take the Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Walk/Run Challenge!  

What about the kids?  We have a kids race that starts at 8:30 am!  We also offer plenty of activities like arts and crafts and facepainting during the adult race.

Students and veterans (with ID) pay a discounted rate to register.

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  • Location: Ludlow, MA 01056
  • Race Date: 2022/04/30 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
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5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
Desforges Challenge Review

I’ve participated in this race for 3 years straight now and I have enjoyed it every year that I have ran. It is very well organized, it has a challenging but good course, and most importantly I always have a fun time every time I come back to participate. It means a lot to run a race in honor of Sgt. Joshua Desforges as he is an inspiration to most including myself. I cannot wait to return once again this year for the fourth time to run.

Nicholas G. 1/1 found this review helpful.

5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2018 Race Review
Review On:2018-12-29 18:08:16
Desforges Challenge Review

I’ve participated in this race for 3 years straight now and I have enjoyed it every year that I have ran. It is very well organized, it has a challenging but good course, and most importantly I always have a fun time every time I come back to participate. It means a lot to run a race in honor of Sgt. Joshua Desforges as he is an inspiration to most including myself. I cannot wait to return once again this year for the fourth time to run.

Nicholas G. has attended 3 times
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Ludlow, MA Weather

Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Run weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of April 30th, Ludlow, MA can expect temperatures between 46℉ and 52℉ with humidity around 80% and precipitation of 0.04".
    Last year the weather condition was Moderate or heavy rain shower.
  • Ludlow, MA current weather
  • Rain 83.8℉ Rain

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