Team Dobbins competes in Savage Race

Savage Race participants from Georgia experienced heart-pumping, adrenaline-rushing, difficult obstacles and more on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia during the obstacle course race. The Savage Race includes a running trail and challenging obstacles that were designed to push people to their physical limit and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Savage Race participants from Georgia experienced physically-taxing obstacles and more on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia during the obstacle course race. The Savage Race includes a running trail and challenging obstacles that were designed to push people to their physical limits and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Jones, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Capt. Natalie Campos, 22nd Air Force executive officer, show their excitement at the starting line of the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The Savage Race is an obstacle course and running trail that was created to push people to their physical limit and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Jones, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and Capt. Natalie Campos, 22nd Air Force executive officer, show their excitement at the starting line of the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The Savage Race is an obstacle course and running trail that was created to push people to their physical limit and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Major Stephanie Hahn, 94th Airlift Wing executive officer, and Capt. Natalie Campos, 22nd Air Force executive officer, appear almost choreographed as they emerge simultaneously from the ice pool during the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. These members of Team Dobbins moved swiftly through every obstacle with cheerful faces throughout.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Major Stephanie Hahn, 94th Airlift Wing executive officer, and Capt. Natalie Campos, 22nd Air Force executive officer, appear almost choreographed as they emerge simultaneously from the ice pool during the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. These members of Team Dobbins moved swiftly through every obstacle with cheerful faces throughout. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Members of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. and many other racers from Georgia take a leap of faith at Davy Jones Locker obstacle at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. Davy Jones Locker is a 15-foot high dive into a 15 foot deep pool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Members of Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. and many other racers from Georgia take a leap of faith at Davy Jones Locker obstacle at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. Davy Jones Locker is a 15-foot high dive into a 15 foot deep pool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Recruiters from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. help a fallen member that almost made it to the end of the Pole Cat obstacle at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The participants proudly showed the spirit of never leaving a wingman behind. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Recruiters from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. help a fallen member that almost made it to the end of the Pole Cat obstacle at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The participants proudly showed the spirit of never leaving a wingman behind. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Senior Master Sgt. roars triumphantly while freezing through the ice pool at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The Savage Race is an obstacle course and running trail that was created to push people to their physical limits and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Jones, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations superintendent, roars triumphantly while freezing through the ice pool at the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The Savage Race is an obstacle course and running trail that was created to push people to their physical limits and encourage teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Members of the Dobbins Air Reserve family and many other racers from Georgia experienced heart-pumping, adrenaline-rushing, difficult obstacles and more when they participated in the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The journey was challenging and dirty but the Airmen pushed through, supported one another and emerged victorious at the finish line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Members of the Dobbins Air Reserve family and many other racers from Georgia experienced heart-pumping, adrenaline-rushing, difficult obstacles and more when they participated in the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. The journey was challenging and dirty but the Airmen pushed through, supported one another and emerged victorious at the finish line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Technical Sgt. Randy Estrella, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance specialist, took up the rear in Lumberjack Lane when Team Dobbins participated in the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. Dobbins team members stayed close and encouraged one another throughout the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Technical Sgt. Randy Estrella, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance specialist, took up the rear in Lumberjack Lane when Team Dobbins participated in the Savage Race on April 9, 2016 in Dallas, Georgia. Dobbins team members stayed close and encouraged one another throughout the course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Douglas)

Dallas, Ga. -- Your heart is pumping, adrenaline rushing, and you’re pushing to your limit as you trek through an unfamiliar, wooded terrain. Your wingmen are at your side experiencing the same challenges, but still encouraging you to press forward. Your shoes are full of mud, your clothes soaked and clinging to your flesh. With all the seemingly difficult tasks ahead of you, you still manage to smile and enjoy the struggle alongside your teammates.

Members of Team Dobbins experienced this and more when they participated in the spring Savage Race April 9, 2016, in Dallas, Georgia. The Savage Race is an obstacle course and running trail designed to push people to their physical limits and encourage teamwork.

“The Savage Race was a lot of fun,” said Maj. Stephanie Hahn, 94th Airlift Wing executive officer. “It was my first one and I am hooked.”

The Air Force Reserve-sponsored Savage course consisted of 25 obstacles over a 7.5-mile course through which racers had to run, climb, crawl, swim, swing and slide. It also included heavy lift-and-carry obstacles and an ice pool with 60,000 pounds of ice, in which participants must completely submerge themselves halfway through the obstacle.

“This is my fourth time running the race,” said Senior Master Sgt. Eric Jones, 94th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations superintendent. “I wouldn’t say that it’s gotten any easier. They did add some additional obstacles that I wasn’t prepared for so I fell in the water a little more than I had anticipated.”

Participants took part in strenuous workouts with the Human Performance Center staff at Dobbins ARB prior to race day and constantly showed their support of one another. It is outlined in the Airman’s Creed that no Airman shall be left behind by another, and the obstacle course racers showed that spirit throughout the race.

“I plan to do many more obstacle races in the future,” said Hahn. “It was made even greater by being able to accomplish it as a team with my fellow Airmen from Dobbins.”

“The team wasn’t that big but we did have quite a number of folks from Dobbins that ran, so we had a good contingent of people to run in the race,” said Jones. “I keep trying to get folks to join the team. It’s a pretty fun event but everybody seems to be a kind of paranoid about running six miles and doing an obstacle course race.”

The race isn’t only for military members or people who are physically active. Anyone can participate. There is a smaller kids’ course and several spectators attend to support their racers.

“You have people that are in shape and people that are not so in shape that get out there and do it,” said Jones. “I’m going to continue to run the Savage Race and continue to try to recruit folks from Dobbins to get out there to run the race.”

Georgia’s fall Savage Race will take place Sept. 24, 2016. For more information on the challenging obstacle course visit the SR website at http://savagerace.com/.