For additional information, contact: 
Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau 
(337) 436-9588 or (800) 456-7952


Final Call to Race the ReALLIEty Challenge!

LAKE CHARLES, La. (February 29, 2012)-This is your last chance to run for a warrior and sign up for the ReALLIEty Challenge on March 31, presented by Nissan of Lake Charles. The mission is to turn adversity into achievement, pride and purpose to create a new reality for you. The "War Zone" covers 3.5 miles of obstacles designed to parallel actual military training conditions located at the corner of Manchester Road and Highway 397 in Lake Charles.


Late registration has been extended to March 16. All military personnel, law enforcement, and civil servants will receive a $30 discount by using the following code: FIVE0. The entry fee for students ages 14 and up is $25 using the following code: MSU123. Proper ID will be required at check in on March 31 beginning at 8 a.m.


The ReALLIEty Challenge, spearheaded by Allie Ieyoub of Project Fit and Joey Odom of Sports Productions, is teaming up with The Mission Continues, a not-for-profit dedicated to honoring and empowering our U.S. veterans by finding them employment once they return to civilian life.  The goal of The Mission Continues is to give our veterans a renewed sense of purpose and to allow them to continue serving their country within their own communities. 


The ReALLIEty Challenge is sponsored by Nissan of Lake Charles and co-sponsored by Memorial Hospital and L'Auberge Casino Resort. The entry fee is $65 in advance and $75 after March 16. For more details on the obstacles, the Touloulou's packet pickup party or to sign up, visit