Piestewa Challenge

Wear Blue.

Run to Remember.

We closed the month with a powerful community effort, called The Piestewa Challenge, to honor the 177 women who have given their lives in our continued combat operations around the globe. This effort is named in honor of SPC Lori Piestewa; SPC Piestewa is the first American Indian service member to be killed in combat on foreign soil, as well as the first female service member killed in Iraq. Launching on 23 March 2023, the 20th anniversary of SPC Piestewa’s sacrifice, we invited our community to create teams (of 4-8) and collectively run 177 miles through 29 March, to honor the lives of the 177 women killed in action* in the Global War on Terror.



Each step honored the women who made the ultimate sacrifice, celebrated the women who were willing to make such sacrifices, and unitde our community with a shared effort of purpose, health, and connection.

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This challenge is in collaboration with GRC's Indigenous Student Success Center, Veteran Services, College Relations, Student Life & The RAC.


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