NORTHFIELD, Vt. —Norwich University’s 2022 Walter N. Levy Challenge Run was held on September 25. Hosted by the Semper Fi Society, participants from across the University and local community took to a course that was both mentally and physically challenging.
The course features impediments such as a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course, hill climb, mud crawl, simulated ammunition resupply mission, pullup challenge and a weighted run. The pullup station is dedicated to USMC Capt. Nicholas Losapio, a 2013 alum who tragically passed away in a training accident this past June. Funds raised from the pullup challenge will be given to the Wingman Foundation to support the families of Marine Corps Aviators.
The annual event 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.
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