‘The 4th Musketeer’ is a men’s movement that seeks to inspire people’s heart and create worldwide waves of justice. This mission is primarily carried out by ‘eXtreme Character Challenges’ (XCC) and ‘Muskathlons’.
An XCC is a mind, body and soul adventure - an active and challenging endurance event for men, out in the wild. The XCC is set up like one endless day and for 72 hours men are confronted with significant physical challenges, deep comradery and over 20 moments of spiritual input. The culmination of the XCC is to lead men to the highest place on earth: the foot of the cross. Every man who completes an XCC receives a red polo shirt with a number four, signifying they have become a Musketeer – a servant of the King.
A Muskathlon is an ultimate endurance event – like a marathon – set in a remote area. All participants (men & women) are expected to raise significant funds to further the worldwide battle for justice. These funds are donated towards the work of three charities: Compassion, Open Doors and A21. These organisations work in three different areas to help children out of poverty, to rescue women and girls trapped in sex slavery and to support those who are persecuted for their faith. In short, Muskathlons make a big impact in real people’s lives and fight injustice in our lifetime.
Started in 2008, 4M (the 4th Musketeer) is spreading worldwide, with bases currently in 7 countries and over 8,000 Musketeers. And the numbers are growing exponentially worldwide as each national 4M movement is growing from dozens of men to hundreds, to thousands. The expectation is that 4M will have 20,000 Muskathletes worldwide by 2020.
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A Muskathlon week consists of 3 components:
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