SIG Sauer Academy is hosting a “Mogadishu Mile Run Meet-Up” on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at its Epping, NH, facility. The annual event honors the heroic actions of the U.S. Army Rangers in the Battle of Mogadishu and proceeds benefit the Three Rangers Foundation, whose mission is to assist Rangers and Ranger Gold Star Families from the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment and veterans of affiliated supporting units.
The Mogadishu Mile is the organization’s annual commemoration of Task Force Ranger and remembrance of the fallen warriors of Operation Gothic Serpent, Somalia, Oct. 3, 1993. The daylight operations began the afternoon on Oct. 3 and didn’t end until the final Ranger element departed the city in a running gun battle now known as the Mogadishu Mile on Oct. 4.
“SIG Sauer is honored to partner with the Three Rangers Foundation as one of several hosts of this event and pay tribute to the courage and heroism of Task Force Ranger in the Battle of Mogadishu,” said Tom Taylor, SIG Sauer chief marketing officer and executive vice president, commercial sales. “In addition to hosting this event at the SIG Sauer Academy, we have committed to a substantial financial contribution to the Three Rangers Foundation to assist in carrying out their mission to provide continued support to the Rangers and families of the 75th Ranger Regiment.”
Readers can participate in the 2020 Mogadishu Mile Event in person at a “Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up,” or virtually, by visiting the event’s webpage. Registration is $25 and includes an exclusive Nine-Line event t-shirt.
Participation is limited to 160 in groups of 10 at specific time slots from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up for a time slot visit the SIG Sauer Academy Meet-Up page. Participants will run a one-mile course and have the option of passing through the facility’s obstacle course. Additional 2020 Mogadishu Mile Meet-Up sites are located in Georgia, Texas, and Maryland.