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Laughlin prepares for fourth-annual Adventure Race

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  • By Airman 1st Class Sara Csurilla
  • 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
As many as 80 teams from bases around the country are scheduled to compete in the fourth-annual Laughlin Air Force Base Adventure Race April 26. 

Starting with 26 miles of biking and continuing with eight miles of running and two miles of rafting at Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas, the Adventure Race is designed to be not only physically demanding, but fun and exciting. 

The annual event began in 2004 as a way for a few pilots to have some fun. It has grown into a very physically demanding ordeal, but it is an adventure anyone with motivation can accomplish, said 2nd Lt. Josh Wolfram, a race director with the 47th Comptroller Squadron.

Two types of teams will participate in the race: an Xtreme team made up of four people who will each complete the entire course or a relay team made up of five to eight people with four people on the course at all times. However, all team members are required to stay within 100 feet of each other throughout the entire race.

"The race is very similar to past Adventure Races, although we made some major improvements to the rafting portion of the race in order to make it more exciting," said Justin Kippenberger, race director with the 47th Force Support Squadron. 

This year's course will remain 'top secret' and will include mystery events at various checkpoints throughout the race.

Registration costs $80 per team, and must be submitted by April 9. For more details or to get registration forms and required waivers, visit