Columbia, SC (WLTX) -While many were relaxing on the Fourth of July, others got up early to do some exercise in the Warrior Fitness Challenge.

The event honors Military and first responders who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, including Ryan Rawl.

He was a Richland County Sheriff's Deputy and National Guardsman who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

Participants went through a series of workout drills at the state house.Proceeds and donations will benefit scholarships in memory of Rawl.

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