Howler run puts athletic skills to the test

Howler Obstacle Run
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Several people across Region 8 put their athletic skills to the test at the annual Howler obstacle run on Saturday.

Arkansas State University ROTC students hosted the event, which featured a 7-mile course across campus.

Teams of five participated in the friendly competition that consisted of 16 obstacles.

After crossing mud pits, pushing a military style Humvee and swimming across an ice bath, Saben Strode, who represented Brookland High School's ROTC program, said his team got first place in his division by completing the course in one hour and 31 minutes.

Strode has attended three out of the four Howler obstacle runs and after this year he hopes to be able to challenge more teams to participate.

"I hope it's able to continue to grow," Strode said. "It's something I enjoy coming to do every year. I hope they are able to expand and get even more people to come and I hope it's here for years to come."

Money raised from the event will benefit A-State's Red Wolf Battalion.

"It's going towards stuff to help out the ROTC, equipment, training, costs and such," Strode said.

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