6:00 AM to 6:15 AM


2017 Best Ranger Competition Opening Ceremony begins at 6:00 AM on 7 April 2017. We suggest that anyone attending the start of the competition to arrive at 5:30 AM, due to traffic and parking challenges.  Some roads will be blocked off and spectators that arrive after 5:30 AM might experience problems and delays. All competitors and teams will be announced and there will be photo opportunities. Team Red White and Blue will arrive with the National Colors and we will conduct honors promptly at 6:00 AM. Once Opening Ceremonies are complete LTG(R). David E. Grange Jr. will officially start the competitions Mass Run with a ceremonial starting pistol, beginning the three days of one of the world’s toughest competitions.