Are You a California Warrior?

Become a #CaliforniaWarrior at the California Warrior Experience hosted by the California Military Department Foundation and produced by Race SLO on March 24, 2018. We'd also love to hear your #CaliforniaWarrior story - submit it today at https://www.californiawarrior.org/welcome.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (October 3, 2017) – The inaugural California Warrior Experience, slated for Friday & Saturday, March 23-24, 2018 at Camp San Luis Obispo military base, has announced the #CaliforniaWarrior campaign and its October “Are You a California Warrior?” contest for a chance to be featured as a California Warrior and to win free entries. This unique event, produced in partnership by Race SLO and The California Military Department, invites people to share their personal California stories of triumph, overcoming obstacles, selfless service or reaching health & fitness goals.

“What is a #CaliforniaWarrior? As a campaign, #CaliforniaWarrior celebrates all who champion California values. There are people from all walks of life doing incredible things for our state everyday. It's your California Military Department flipping the script and thanking the rest of California for their service. #CaliforniaWarrior showcases what’s possible when others, who are passionate about service & community, team up with a fresh, inspired military,” said Carl Trujillo, Acting Director, California Military Department Foundation.

People can share their #CaliforniaWarrior stories three ways on www.warriortrailrun.org:

  • Social: Share their stories to be highlighted on CWE’s Facebook or Race SLO’s Instagram

  • Individual Website Form: Share story on website to win one of 12 entries and be featured; DEADLINE = October 31, 2017

  • Organization Website Form: Share story about an organization to be highlighted at the event; DEADLINE = January 30, 2018

  Production staff take on one of the challenge obstacles at Camp San Luis Obispo. The Warrior Trail Run Adventure is open to the general public.

Production staff take on one of the challenge obstacles at Camp San Luis Obispo. The Warrior Trail Run Adventure is open to the general public.

“We look forward to reading and sharing these inspirational stories of how people found and developed their inner California Warrior by accomplishing or overcoming something they once thought impossible. These rich human experiences are one of the pillars that both Race SLO and The California Military Department pride themselves on,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO.

The inaugural Warrior Trail Run Adventure on March 24, 2018 will offer the following events for all ages & abilities: 5K, 10K, 1 mile, military grade Challenge Obstacle tower-high ropes and rock wall, an Environmental Legacy Hike up Cerro Romauldo and a Camp SLO Historical Legacy Tour. Camp SLO, established by the governor of California in 1928, is located on pristine lands 6-plus miles northwest of San Luis Obispo on State Route 1.

During the event, the free-to-the-public California Warrior Festival will offer exclusive access and insight into the world of the California Military Department. Connect with, and get to know the California Military Department in a fun, educational environment. Since 1850, the California Military Department has been committed to California. Today, they are proud to be changing the way Californians define “military”. Over food and fellowship, with music in the background, guests are invited to celebrate the values, diversity and tenacity that have always made California – and her military – a trend-setting leader for others to follow.

To share your #CaliforniaWarrior story or to register for the inaugural California Warrior Experience or for more information including complete weekend schedule and course maps, go to: www.warriortrailrun.org

  Production staff take their turn at the Tarzan Course available for all California Warriors to tackle March 23-24, 2018

Production staff take their turn at the Tarzan Course available for all California Warriors to tackle March 23-24, 2018

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Carl Trujillo