Warren builds morale with mud run

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  • By Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
The Warren Top 3 hosted a 5K Mud Run Sept. 27 on the 90th Civil Engineer Squadron training yard. More than 130 participants came out and ran the course.

"I think the event went pretty well," said Master Sgt. Carlos Barter, 90th Missile Wing Equal Opportunity and event coordinator. "It's just a venue to allow team F.E. Warren to come out, have fun, build camaraderie, and just get muddy."

The run was split into two categories of runners, individuals and teams. The team aspect helped draw friends into the mix and create a fun, competitive atmosphere.

Second Lt. Kelly Gorham, 320th Missile Squadron, said that being a part of a team and being able to run together is what made the event better.

The course had 10 obstacles including a low crawl, a bear-crawl and over-and-under logs, all through cold, muddy water.

"I think the obstacle that was my favorite was where you had to go over and under because you were in muddy water but you just had to have the faith to dip under the water," Gorham said.

One of the more positive aspects of a Saturday event was allowing Airmen from all career fields to participate.

"We need more stuff like this [because] we are missileers, and ... we are always out in the field," said 1st Lt. Carmilya Boykin, 320th MS. "We will definitely do it next year for sure."

The event took almost two months to plan, but now the Warren Top 3 have turned their sights toward the future.

"We will try to plan something for next year, and depending on what's going on in the wing, we will try to put another event, hopefully it will be bigger with more obstacles," Barter said.