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Officials change Vandenberg Mud Run course

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Vandenberg officials announced recently that they have changed the Warrior Challenge Mud Run course, moving the starting line from the base track to Cocheo Park.

The 5-mile course will now start and finish at the park, allowing participants to leave their belongings near the finish line.

Parking at Cocheo Park is still only for volunteers and Mud Run officials. All base participants must park elsewhere. Nearby parking lots are located at the Base Exchange, Pacific Coast Club, Vandenberg Fitness Center or Building 10577.

Course officials also announced they are looking for more teams to register for the run. Those people interested in challenging themselves further can create a team and compete for awards, including a three-day pass.

"I think running on a team is the most exciting aspect of the run," said Master Sgt. Patrick Dutkevitch, the Vandenberg Mud Run coordinator. "Who will be the fastest male, female or co-ed team? Which squadron will reign in supremacy? 

Team registration is still open in the following catagories: 

Open Teams (Junior): Male / Female / Co-Ed
Open Teams (Senior): Male / Female / Co-Ed
Squadron Challenge Team

"The Vandenberg Mud Run is a perfect 'Year of Leadership' event, ending June's 'Fitness' theme and launching into the 'Warrior Ethos' theme for July," Sergeant Dutkevitch said. "In the end, whether on a team or solo, there is satisfaction in conquering the challenge."

For more information on the Vandenberg Warrior Challenge Mud Run, click here.