2017-05-12 / Front Page

MARINE MUD


PHOTO BY BILL BENGTSON / FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE PHOTO BY BILL BENGTSON / FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE Staff Sgt. Brian Green, 551st Signal Battalion, engages in low-altitude, forward motion Saturday morning during the 10th annual Marine Mud Challenge. The event is hosted by the Fort Gordon Marine Corps Detachment, where thousands of participants made their way through an extreme five-mile, off-road course filled with obstacles featuring ropes, steep slopes, waist-deep water and lots of mud. Along with the lengthy course was a similar scaled-down course for kids to run through obstacles within a 1.5 mile range. For more photos, see page 5.



Alaiya Liddell, 16, from Atlanta, conquers the final wall in the Marine Mud Challenge Saturday afternoon. 
PHOTOS BY BILL BENGTSON/FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE Alaiya Liddell, 16, from Atlanta, conquers the final wall in the Marine Mud Challenge Saturday afternoon. PHOTOS BY BILL BENGTSON/FORT GORDON PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Evans, Georgia, resident Mary Wise, avoiding mud for the moment, goes hand-over-hand to handle a Marine Mud Challenge obstacle Saturday morning. Evans, Georgia, resident Mary Wise, avoiding mud for the moment, goes hand-over-hand to handle a Marine Mud Challenge obstacle Saturday morning.

The first few runners in the Marine Mud Challenge are on their way, launching into the Saturday event at 8 a.m. The first few runners in the Marine Mud Challenge are on their way, launching into the Saturday event at 8 a.m.

The Marine Mud Challenge’s course for kids has traffic “crawling” Saturday morning. The Marine Mud Challenge’s course for kids has traffic “crawling” Saturday morning.

Runners head into the final quarter-mile of the Marine Mud Challenge Saturday afternoon. Runners head into the final quarter-mile of the Marine Mud Challenge Saturday afternoon.

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