Two Soldiers from the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) participated in the Fort Knox Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored Spartan Race Saturday at the installation's range complex.

The race featured a 3-5 mile course consisting of more than 20 obstacles designed to provide an intense physical and mental challenge for athletes of all fitness levels. Athletes of all ages had an opportunity to participate. The event also featured a special 2-mile course for children ages 4 to 14. While the sprint is the shortest of the Spartan races, it remains a favorite among returning Spartans looking to push themselves beyond previous performances.

Capt. John Hayes, a 1st TSC G-3 battle captain in the operations center, said, "I'm new to the 1st TSC and Fort. Knox. (I) thought the Spartan Race would be a great way to learn more about the post as well as challenge myself physically.

"I've competed in Tough Mudders and Rugged Maniacs at other posts in the past so when I heard there was a similar event here, I signed up as soon as I could."

Capt. Alex Wade, a 1st TSC G-3 battle captain, said, "I just found out about the Spartan Race when I arrived and thought it would be fun and challenging.

"I've always wanted to do a Spartan Race, and (looked) forward to competition."

The captains completed the race with a time of 1 hour, 19 minutes.

"We had so much fun and enjoyed the experience," said both officers. "We are definitely looking forward to next year and (improving) our times."