2014-03-28 / Sports

Cleaning up to get dirty

2014 Marine Mud Challenge is here
By Bonnie Heater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office


Pfc. Nathan Thompson, Marine Detachment, lugs lumber March 20 while helping clear the way for the 2014 Marine Mud Challenge that will be held May 3 at Fort Gordon. Offering moral support are fellow detachment members Pvt. Nnamdi Nixon, left, and Pfc. Richard Loretto. 
Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office Pfc. Nathan Thompson, Marine Detachment, lugs lumber March 20 while helping clear the way for the 2014 Marine Mud Challenge that will be held May 3 at Fort Gordon. Offering moral support are fellow detachment members Pvt. Nnamdi Nixon, left, and Pfc. Richard Loretto. Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office The Marines of the U.S. Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Gordon clear the running trail of the 2014 Marine Mud Challenge course of debris March 20. The 2014 Marine Mud Challenge, which has been expanded to a 5-mile off road course and features more than 25 military style obstacles, is slated to begin at the corner of 19th Street and Chamberlain Avenue on Fort Gordon May 3.

The event is open to the public and registration is available at MarineMud. com. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. There will also be a Children’s Mud Challenge for children ages 5 to 12-years that features a one-mile off-road trail with seven child-size obstacles. Parents may accompany their children on the trail during the event that will begin at 8 a.m. Children who register by April 25 will receive a customized ‘dog tag’ and tee shirt.


The Marine Detachment, armed with rakes, attacks the Marine Mud Challenge course March 20 looking to clear downed timber (and the occasional scorpion and poisonous snake) to make way for the May 3 event. 
Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office The Marine Detachment, armed with rakes, attacks the Marine Mud Challenge course March 20 looking to clear downed timber (and the occasional scorpion and poisonous snake) to make way for the May 3 event. Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office Proceeds benefit the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and events to support Fort Gordon service members and their families.

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