About the Challenge

What to expect

The Rescue Site Services PFT Challenge & 5K to enrich the lives of America’s veterans replicates the United States Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The PFT consists of the following three events. 


The pull-ups may be done with either an overhand (pronated) grip or an underhand (supinated) “chin-up” grip. Changes in grip are allowed as long as the feet don’t touch the ground and only the hands come in contact with the pull-up bar. The pull-up begins at the “dead-hang” with arms extended and the body hanging motionless. A successful pull-up is performed without excess motion, the body rising until the chin is above the bar, and body lowered back to the “dead-hang” position. There is no time limit


Crunches are executed while lying on the back with the feet flat on the ground together or 12 inches apart (whichever is more comfortable), knees bent at a 90 degree angle, and arms on the ribcage or chest. One crunch is completed when the upper body is lifted until both arms touch the thighs and then lowered until the shoulder blades touch the ground. The arms must be in constant contact with the chest or rib cage; the buttocks must be in constant contact with the ground. The exercise is performed with the heels of the feet kept in constant contact with the ground. Everyone is given two minutes to complete as many crunches as possible.


Everyone runs, walks, or jogs three miles on “reasonably” flat ground. (Actual distance may vary slightly.) The 3 miles is approximately 5 kilometers.


March 21, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. 


1. PFT (pull-ups/push-ups, crunches, 3-mile run)
2. 5K only


1. Short-Sleeve Race Shirt
2. Virtual Race Bag


$20 through 12.31.18 
$25 through 01.31.19
$30 through 02.28.19
$35 through 03.09.19
$20 on race day (option to buy race shirt for $20 while supplies last)


Overall Male and Female PFT Score Awards
Overall Male and Female 5K Time Awards
Overall Male and Female competition Awards

Event Day Schedule

7:00 a.m. 

Number Pick-Up/Event Day Registration

7:50 a.m. 

Opening Ceremonies

8:00 a.m. 

PFT Starts

8:30 a.m. 

5K Starts

9:15 a.m. 


9:45 a.m. 

Award Ceremony

Ready to enrich the lives of America’s veterans?