NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s Semper Fidelis Society student group is hosting the 2021 Walter N. Levy Challenge, a 10k endurance race and fundraiser to be held on Sunday, Sept. 26.

The race is open to the public, and participants can register in a four-person team or individually at

The race features a mentally and physically challenging course with impediments such as a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course, a hill climb, a mud crawl, a simulated ammunition resupply mission, a pullup challenge and a weighted run.

The Levy challenge is named in honor of Norwich alumnus and fallen Vietnam War veteran Walter N. Levy.

Levy attended Norwich University in 1960 and served as a U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant Infantry Officer. He was killed in action on Sept. 18, 1965, in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam.

The Levy Challenge, established in 2009, is held in his honor; all proceeds go to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping wounded service members and their families.

About the Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund:

The Semper Fi Fund ( and America’s Fund ( provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to severely injured and critically ill post-9/11 service members and their families. Founded in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund originally focused on Marines and their families, and has since expanded to provide assistance to all branches of the military through America’s Fund. To date, more than 14,400 service members have benefited directly from more than $113 million in grants from the Semper Fi Fund — one of only three veteran charities to receive an A+ rating from Charity Watch and a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

 * * *

About Norwich University:
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

Media contact:
Daphne Larkin
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Follow us on Twitter @norwichnews

Upcoming Featured Events

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Norwich University collects personal data about visitors to our website in order to improve the user experience and provide visitors with personalized information about our programs and services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you accept the information policies and practices outlined in our Privacy Policy.