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Sat, Oct 03


Celery Fields

Exercise DAWN

This is not for everyone. Most will quit. Will you?

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Exercise DAWN
Exercise DAWN

Time & Location

Oct 03, 2020, 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Celery Fields, 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240, USA

About the Event


Exercise DAWN is a 8-12 hour event, starting at 0001hrs (one minute past midnight Saturday morning), based on British Military Special Forces selection and training. It’s not for everyone and we do not believe many will pass. Don't ask how far you will be going, because you don't need to know.

Location: Celery Fields, Sarasota.

Ex DAWN is less team, more individual. We want to test your motivation and fitness and see where you quit. Do you have the ability to keep going, or will you fail on fitness (body) or quit on weakness (mind). How much do you want it?

To earn the Ex DAWN Finisher t-shirt, you must:

  • Pass the Basic Fitness Test
  • Survive the initial Speed March 
  • Not quit or voluntarily withdrawal (VW)

Packing List and Gear Inspection 

Your ruck must weigh a minimum of 20 lbs at all times, not including food or water. We will weigh your ruck at the start of Ex DAWN and at the end.


  • Ruck weighing no less than 20 lbs dry. That means not including water or food.

 Inside Your Rucksack (the contents must be waterproofed)

  • Weight to meet the 20 lbs dry requirement.
  • Waterproof Bag/Dry Sack. (Recommended that anything that retains water when wet fits inside it.)
  • Boots/trail running shoes that will not hold water.
  • Work Gloves
  • Spare clothes
  • Windbreaker
  • Base layer top, long-sleeved
  • Foot Care Kit
  • Vaseline or Anti-Chafing Gel
  • Sunscreen (recommend SPF 50+)
  • 2 x Water Bottle 2 litre (no water bladders allowed)
  • Performance Cap/Beanie
  • Headlight (spare batteries)

 Prohibited Items 

  • Watch/GPS/Pedometer
  • Medicine, unless potentially life-saving
  • Weapons/Knives
  • Sunglasses
  • Any jewelry of any kind


  • Cell phones: recommended that you not bring. If you must bring yours, we will confiscate at the beginning and return at the end. We assume no liability should something happen to your phone while under our care.
  • Keys: bring if you must but do not plan to have access to keys inside another participant’s rucksack.
  • Any prohibited items will be confiscated and returned upon completion or withdrawal.
  • The Basic Fitness Test is the first event of Ex DAWN. If you fail any portion of the Test you will fail. We have lowered the standards of the initial entry to ensure we don't have everyone fail immediately. Don't turn up if you can't pass this. Minimum standards to continue:                                                       
    • 2 minutes: minimum 50 push-ups
    • 2 minutes: minimum 60 sit-ups
    • 4-Mile Ruck: maximum time alloted is 60 minutes


Pricing. $50 - your t-shirt will be ordered after you complete the event.


  • Exercise DAWN

    +$1.25 service fee
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