Fort McCoy News June 10, 2016

Hundreds participate in 2016 Army Mud Assault Run

Hundreds of people converged at Fort McCoy's Whitetail Ridge Ski Area June 4 to participate in the 2016 Army Mud Assault Run.

The event, coordinated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR), saw participants battle through an approximate 3-mile course that featured more than 25 obstacles and mud pits.

Participants negotiate a pole obstacle during in the 2016 Army Mud Assault Run at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area June 4 at Fort McCoy.
Participants negotiate a pole obstacle during in the 2016 Army Mud
Assault Run at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area June 4 at Fort McCoy.
Photo by
Jobi Spolum


Competitors in the children’s race make their way over the “Aqua Lily Pad” fast-mover obstacle.
Competitors in the children's race make their way over the "Aqua Lily
Pad" fast-mover obstacle.
Photo by Jobi Spolum


Some obstacles, such as this string obstacle, were more difficult for competitors.
Some obstacles, such as this string obstacle, were more difficult for
competitors.
Photo by Jobi Spolum

A children's race was held first, followed by two adult competitive races. Noncompetitive adult races also were held at 15-minute intervals throughout the day.

Top finishers earned prizes, and all runners earned participation medals.

"This is a great event for all who participate," said Fitness and Programming Manager Nick Sanjari with DFMWR. "The course was full of tough, demanding obstacles that tested each runner's physical ability. Each person who participated should be proud of completing this run because it certainly wasn't easy."

DFMWR staff members also were on hand to provide food and beverages for purchase at the event.

"This was another successful mud run," Sanjari said. "Thank you to all who participated and helped out to make this event a success."

For more information about DFMWR outdoor recreation activities, call 608-388-4703.

   (Article prepared by the Fort McCoy Public Affairs Office.)