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 

Find Your Inner Warrior at the ReALLIEty Challenge!

LAKE CHARLES, La. (December 27, 2012)-The dirtiest party in town is back! The ReALLIEty Challenge Mud Run is scheduled for April 13, 2013. This obstacle course spans 3.5 miles of unique Louisiana terrain and is designed to parallel military training conditions. The race includes running, crawling, jumping, hanging and balancing elements, allowing participants to be a warrior for a day or to run on behalf of a special warrior.

This year's ReALLIEty Challenge will also include a miniature obstacle course for children between the ages of 5 and 13 years old. Spectators are encouraged to attend and enjoy the music, food and beverages.

The run will take place on the corner of Manchester Road and Highway 397. Participants can sign up for a wave time; the first beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing throughout the day every 30 minutes until 4 p.m.

The ReALLIEty Challenge, sponsored by John Stelly, owner of NISSAN of Lake Charles, and Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, is working in conjunction with The Mission Continues, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering veterans by finding them employment upon their return to civilian life. The goal of The Mission Continues is to give veterans a renewed sense of purpose and allow them to continue serving their country within their own communities.

The entry fee is $65 for adults before April 10 and $10 for the kid's course. Team discounts are available for 25 people or more. For more information or to register, visit