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Workout in Honor of Fallen Local Soldier Set for July 4

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department will start July 4th by honoring the memory of a colleague who gave his life defending our country.

Lt. Ryan Rawl (photo provided)

Lt. Ryan Rawl (photo provided)

The Ryan Rawl Memorial Challenge starts at 8 a.m. on the Sumter Street side of the State House. Teams of two will go through a course in and near the State House grounds, completing a variety of workout challenges. The difficulty of the challenges will honor the stamina, dedication and sacrifice of our military heroes and completion will require a team effort.

The difficulty level will be adjusted for each participants ability, in the interest of making the event accessible to anyone who wants to participate. Registration is $25 per person, and proceeds go toward scholarships set up in memory of Lt. Rawl, a Richland County deputy who died June 20, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan with the South Carolina National Guard.

The memorial is family friendly. Adult/child combo teams of any age are welcome and family/friends are welcome to walk through the course alongside their teams to watch and encourage them to the finish line.

Cash and checks only will be accepted, checks are to be made out to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Start times will be assigned by order of registration, so participants are encouraged to sign up early to get in an early flight and beat the heat.


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