Mud run team takes fifth place in USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run

Published 9:40 am Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pictured left to right: Lori Geddings, Mandy Wolfe, Belynda Veser and Ellen Seagle. (photo submitted)

A local team of four women (Mandy Wolfe, Lori Geddings, Ellen Seagle and Belynda Veser) competed in the USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run held on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Gaston, S.C.  They took fifth place out of 132 All-Female Division and were 141 out of 1,434 teams overall. This particular mud run is not an individual event, but one that involves team effort and perseverance. Participants enter one of seven categories, including military, homeland heroes, all-male, all-female, co-ed, JROTC and corporate.
“Our team is proud to say that each member completed every obstacle, without taking a penalty,” Wolfe said. “We pushed hard and finished strong.”
The 5.2-mile all-terrain course is equipped with 36 military-style obstacles, consisting of walls, trenches and mud holes that challenge teams both mentally and physically. Crossing the finish line solidifies each team member’s feeling of accomplishment and pride.  Event proceeds go to wounded Marines and fallen soldiers’ families.
– article submitted by Mandy Wolfe

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