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Vandenberg to hold Warrior Mud Run

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Vandenberg Warrior Challenge Mud Run takes place here June 30, starting at 1 p.m. on the base track and ending at Cocheo Park.

A 30th Space Wing commander's call with Col. David Buck will immediately follow the run.

The 5-mile route covers paved roads, off-road vehicle trails and the base obstacle course. Mud pits are placed throughout the course, courtesy of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. 

Participants can run individually or as a team. People who want to compete must turn in completed registration forms and any required waivers to their Unit Fitness Program Manager or the new Fitness Center no later than June 20.

Awards will be presented to the overall winners in the following divisions:

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

The course is designed to test the physical and mental toughness needed for the
warrior ethos, the foundation of what it means to be an Airman, said Master Sgt. Patrick Dutkevitch, flight chief for the 4th Space Launch Squadron and one of the event planners. In fact, "Fitness" is the Year of Leadership focus for June, while "Warrior Ethos" is the Year of Leadership focus for July. This event encompasses both.

For more information on the run, a map of the course and safety rules, click here.

For the team registration form, click here.

For the civilian "hold harmless" waiver, click here.