Area 51/Fort – Mud Run Prep Items

Area 51/Fort – Mud Run Prep Items

2014 Spring USMC Leatherneck Mud Run

Who:                     500+ men across F3 nation including 60 from Area 51 and 12 from The Fort

What:                    Mud run course covering 10K and 36 obstacles

Where:                 Columbia, SC

When:                  Saturday, April 12 (F3 nation starts launching around 0730)

Why:                     CSAUP


Departure location:

  • Area 51 PAX – South Charlotte Middle School, 8040 Strawberry Ln, Charlotte, NC 28277
  • Fort PAX – Baxter (Lowes parking lot on SC 160, I-77 exit 85)

Departure Time:

  • Area 51 PAX – Arrive to SCMS at 0445 with departure at 0500
  • Fort PAX only – Arrive at Baxter at 0500 for departure at approximately 0515-0520

Return:  Planned departure from Columbia by 1100 with arrival back to SCMS by 1300.

Payment:  If you haven’t paid your transportation fee yet, please do so here by Friday, April 4.  Area 51 Mud Run Bus Payment

Sundries:  Champagne on Q.  Planning on beer, water, Gatorade, bananas and other snacks to take care you pre and post race.

Note:  Both buses will depart from SCMS, but one bus will make a brief stop in Baxter to pick up the 12 Fort guys.

Other things to know

All runners must complete the Leatherneck waiver.  I will bring extras, but it’s best if you complete early and bring with you.

F3 Tent:

  • F3 will have a tent this year inside the race perimeter.  This will serve as a rally point and a place to hang before the race.  Guys can leave their stuff (change of clothes, towels, etc.) at our tent and we’ll have some volunteers looking after it while we are on the course.
  • Post-race coffeeteria:  We will have refreshments (alcoholic and non), snacks, our t-shirts, and lots of 2nd F under the tent after the race.


  • Our buses will have VIP parking so unlike years past we’ll be parked up front.

F3 Wiki-Mud – A great resource put together by fellow F3 PAX experienced in the Leatherneck.  It contains useful information about the course, obstacles and what gear you should wear.  Read it!

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