Runners compete on new course at 2017 Falcon 5K

Runners run up a hill during the 2017 Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. The usual course on the flightline was changed to a road route that at times included rolling and steep hills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

Runners run up a hill during the 2017 Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. The usual course on the flightline was changed to a road route that at times included rolling and steep hills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

A runner poses for a photo during the 2017 Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. A milestone was reached as this marked the fifth annual event hosted by the Dobbins Top 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

A runner poses for a photo during the 2017 Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. A milestone was reached as this marked the fifth annual event hosted by the Dobbins Top 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

Master Sgt. (Ret.) Samuel Farmer of the 94th Civil Engineering Squadron, crosses the finish line of the 2017 Falcon 5K Run Oct. 15, 2017. After recently rocovering from open-heart surgery, Farmer wanted to complete the run, and support Airmen in need. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

Master Sgt. (Ret.) Samuel Farmer of the 94th Civil Engineering Squadron, crosses the finish line of the 2017 Falcon 5K Run Oct. 15, 2017. After recently rocovering from open-heart surgery, Farmer wanted to complete the run, and support Airmen in need. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. James Branch)

The first-place winner of this year's Falcon 5K, center, poses for a photo with Col. Patrick Campbell and Chief Master Sgt. Imelda Johnson Oct. 15, 2017. Flynn took home the first place title once again for the fifth year in a row. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

The first-place winner of this year's Falcon 5K, center, poses for a photo with Col. Patrick Campbell and Chief Master Sgt. Imelda Johnson Oct. 15, 2017. Flynn took home the first place title once again for the fifth year in a row. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

The first-place female winner of this year's Falcon 5K, Amy Butts, center, poses for a photo with Col. Patrick Campbell, 94th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Imelda Johnson, 94th Airlift Wing command chief, Oct. 15, 2017. The two first place winners were presented medals by Campbell and Johnson.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon

The first-place female winner of this year's Falcon 5K, Amy Butts, center, poses for a photo with Col. Patrick Campbell, 94th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Imelda Johnson, 94th Airlift Wing command chief, Oct. 15, 2017. The two first place winners were presented medals by Campbell and Johnson. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

Jarian Rich poses for a photo with Senior Master Sgt. Engle Coulter, 94th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, at this year's Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. Rich was awarded a certificate for his commitment and loyal service of providing music to the Falcon 5K events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

Jarian Rich poses for a photo with Senior Master Sgt. Engle Coulter, 94th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent, at this year's Falcon 5K at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Oct. 15, 2017. Rich was awarded a certificate for his commitment and loyal service of providing music to the Falcon 5K events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Clayvon)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. – Enthusiastic racers experienced uncharacteristically hilly terrain and warm weather at this year’s Falcon 5K run here Oct. 15.

A milestone was reached as this marked the fifth annual event hosted by the Dobbins Top 3, an organization consisting of senior enlisted leaders who take care of Airmen around Dobbins by promoting events such as this.

“This event is the Top 3 signature event for raising funds for Dobbins Airmen in need,” said Senior Master Sgt. Engle Coulter, 94th Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent. “This 5K also promotes fitness for the fit-to-fight program, encourages team building, and helps Airmen maintain physical fitness standards.”

Runners said they enjoyed the new layout of the run this year. The usual course on the flightline was changed to a road route that at times included rolling and steep hills.

“I enjoyed the new route because of the additional challenge of the rolling hills,” said Staff Sgt. David Flynn, 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron diet technician. “It also gave us a chance to view an area of Dobbins most of us have not seen until the race.”

Flynn took home the first place title once again for the fifth year in a row.

The first female finisher was Amy Butts, a civilian.

The two first place winners were presented medals by Col. Patrick Campbell, 94th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Imelda B. Johnson, 94th Airlift Wing command chief.

This year’s event was also unique as the disc jockey, Jarian Rich, who was responsible for providing the music for the event, was awarded a certificate for his commitment and loyal service to the Falcon 5k events.

The Top 3 plans to continue the tradition with a sixth-annual race next year.