The identity of a Green Beret and other Special Operations soldiers is held in tandem with his/her place on an operational element. Unprecedented high mission demands coupled with limited decompression times has led to skyrocketing suicide rates and abuse problems. Currently, our Special Operations community experiences an astonishing 39.3 per 100k suicide rate, nearly double that of our conventional counterparts, with no end in sight.
Green Beret Racing seeks to curb the high suicide rate through competition, community, purpose outside of profession, and exposure to events that may be unattainable to the average hobbyist. Even though we have ‘racing’ in our name, Green Beret Racing's programs do not stop at the track. We encourage athletes to compete in anything that promotes healthy competition. Whether it’s human powered, has an engine, or goes bang, to us the type of sport doesn’t matter, only the individual and the impact that we can have on their lives and those around them. Our elite service members competed against their peers to achieve their place among our nation's most trusted units, and we believe that harnessing this same drive will help them put their coping mechanism down and give them the desire to set their alarm clocks for something positive. Through these events, we will do more than bring awareness to our rising suicide problem, we will actively fight it.
We will never turn away an armed forces member who reaches out to us for help. But we need your help! Donations are what run our non-profit organization. Your donations go directly to helping a Green Beret participate in an event that lights the fire within them to train, practice, and compete. We strive to front the cost of registration, equipment, transportation and more, for all of our athletes waking up to compete.
Please support Green Beret Racing in this effort to provide an outlet and support mechanism as a means to combating suicide within the United States Special Forces.
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