Great Community Turnout for Marlington’s Inaugural Duke 5K Melee & Obstacle Challenge
Marlington had a successful first year for its Duke 5K Melee & Obstacle Challenge on Saturday, May 2nd. The event had 171 registered including 86 for the 5K, 56 for the obstacle challenge and 29 for the one-mile fun run. The race raised $8,330 before event expenses. Money raised from the event will go toward the district’s technology fund.
In addition to a traditional 5K race on the high school and middle school campus, the obstacle course featured log carry, berlin walls, belly crawl, barrel swim, tire run, trench tunnels, fireman carry, tractor tire flip, mud mile, swamp run, water rope crawl and a trench climb.
Plans are underway already for next year’s race.
“We are thankful for the efforts of our participants, volunteers and numerous sponsors who all came together to make this run smoothly,” said Superintendent Joe Knoll. “There is an unbelievable amount of time and effort that goes into an undertaking such as this, and we had a tremendous group of dedicated individuals who made it happen. We are excited to start planning for next year’s event.”