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Randy Couture And Team Up For The Troups

The following is a press release from

For soldiers fighting in Iraq there is more than one battle to fight. According to recent reports, soldiers are in financial need at home as they fall behind in house payments and return with expensive medical issues. A former soldier and the owner of are responding. is sponsoring The Xtreme Couture Operation Freedom 5k Run. The race is part of the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation’s effort to raise money for troops who are in financial trouble as they fight in Iraq. The Xtreme Couture Operation Freedom 5k Run will be on Saturday, May 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“This really hits a number of things with me and we are proud to be the premier title sponsor for this event,” said President and CEO Jeremy Schoemaker. “I am a big fan of physical fitness. Also, the money from this race goes to help American troops who have suffered massive losses.”

The race was organzied by the Xtreme Couture GI Foundation, which was founded by Randy Couture, current UFC Heavyweight Champion. Nicknamed “Captain America,” Couture is a former soldier who served in the U.S. Army for six years. He later competed as an alternate on the U.S. Olympic wrestling team in 1988, 1992, 1996. Couture is ranked second on as “The Natural” (16-8).

Fight fans and military supporters to show their support by running with Couture. Schoemaker and the promo girls will be there to greet runners when it starts. They will be at the Centennial Hills YMCA in Las Vegas. The race begins at 8:00 AM, with registration beginning at 6:00 AM.

Registration cost is $45 before May 12 and $60 thereafter. To register online go to: