The 19th Annual Muster 5K Beach Challenge
Run or walk one of the most beautiful beaches on Florida’s east coast–on the sacred ground where the forerunners to today’s Navy SEALs trained for Normandy. The 3.1-mile course starts on the beach with the rising or receding tide presenting added potential surprises and challenges! ***NEW THIS YEAR*** The race will finish on Navy Seal Museum property on the north lawn at the Mark V Special Operations Craft. Come test your mettle on our beach course before finishing at this historic artifact.
The Birthplace of Naval Special Warfare: The Museum tells the story of the Frogman from the beginning of Naval Special Warfare. The deeds and actions of the predecessors of today’s Navy SEALs established the benchmarks against which military Special Operations are measured today. Born on the beaches where the Navy SEAL Museum stands today in Fort Pierce, Naval Special Warfare produced tightly knit groups of men who trained for war and took their skillset and determination around the world with one goal in mind: “Win at any cost.” They cleared the way for others to follow, doing so for the love of their teammates and their country. Today’s SEALs continue keeping constant vigil around the globe to secure our freedom.
While you do not have to “win at any cost”, we encourage you to show your love for your country by wearing your most patriotic athletic gear in honor and support of our veterans everywhere.
Registration: $30 through Thursday, November 2nd, $40 thereafter. Veterans, active duty military and first responders $20 thru November 2nd.
Pre-race Packet Pick Up will be Friday, November 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Museum. You may also pick up your bib the morning of the event between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the tent on the north side of the Museum. Race begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. on the beach in front of the museum. All runners must be on the beach NO LATER than 7:45 AM. Participants must park on the west side of A1A; there is NO parking allowed in the Museum’s parking lot on race day.
Secure your place in this tradition and choose your shirt size while inventory lasts! Race shirts are not guaranteed to those who sign up after Friday, October 7, 2023.
Please show our beach lifeguards your gratitude as they standby in the interest of the safety and support of all participants.
Per county rules and regulations, dogs are not allowed on the beach. We regret that you cannot run with your dog on the beach for this event and apologize for any inconvenience. Due to the presence of military working dogs, outside animals are not permitted on Museum grounds, with the sole exception of documented service animals. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The 6th Annual Memorial Wall Challenge
Honor our fallen and challenge yourself and participate in the 6th Annual Memorial Wall Challenge.
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Memorial Wall holds the names of all Navy SEALs and their predecessors including Scouts and Raiders and Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) who have died in the line of duty during combat (KIA) or training (KIT).
The wall currently displays 310 names of those men who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It is these men who lived and died by the SEAL Ethos. Quitting was never an option, and they were never out of the fight. And they are still not out of the fight. For today we are the living extension of that fight. It is through their sacrifice that the Memorial Wall Challenge allows you to carry forth this mission and to pay homage to those who gave their lives for us to live in this great free country.
Should you decide to do the Memorial Wall Challenge you will be pushed physically and mentally. It is but a small example of what it means to never quit and to never be out of the fight–and to not fail. You will need to be prepared to get wet and sandy. Cold or hot rain or shine the challenge will go on. You will perform physical drills and exercises that Navy SEALs are required to do in their training. And while the Challenge will be physically and mentally demanding, it is designed to be completed by anyone willing to persevere through the one-hour evolution. Exactly what the evolution will be is not known until mission day. Our real Navy SEAL drill instructors will both challenge and encourage you in a way unique to SEAL training.
You will finish having a sense of pride and accomplishment, but more importantly, you will have served in the mission to honor these men and their families, and you will have contributed to carrying forth their legacy of patriotism assuring their sacrifice was not made in vain, but to a higher calling than themselves.
This event is strictly limited to 50 participants.
There is no age restriction for the Memorial Wall Challenge, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied and monitored by a parent or guardian.