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THE LEATHERNECK

 

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The Leatherneck was designed by a former Marine Drill Instructor to challenge each team mentally, and physically. It is a 6.2 mile all-terrain course with 36 Military Obstacles that include mud holes, walls, trenches, and more that require swimming, crawling, climbing, jumping, and sheer determination. Throughout history from Ancient Greece to present day the most successful military units have been based on team work and not the individual.

Obstacle descriptions are below.

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    Some obstacles will remain the same ... but get ready for some new additions!

 

OBSTACLES

START
0.15 mi of flat, open terrain

#1 — Leatherneck Welcome
3 — 5' Walls — Each team member must navigate over

#2 — The Perfume River
Wall Climb with Rope - each team member must navigate creek and use ropes provided toscale the wall at the creek exit
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A bit of history: The Perfume River (called Huong River in Vietnam) is a 30 km long river leading to the city of Hue, in the central Vietnamese Province of Thua Thien Hue.

#'s 3 and 4 — Funchilin Pass

#3 — Under Bar Slide
15' length X 8' high — Each team member jumps up and grabs the bar and slides down the bar feet first;
3

#4 — Culverts
Each team member crawls through the tunnel on hands and knees
5
A bit of history: Funchilin Pass is a 4,000' high pass, which was held by Colonel Chesty Puller and his Marines, during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir (known as the "Frozen Chosin" for the extreme cold) during the Korean War

#'s 5, 6 and 7 — The Ho Chi Minh Trail

#5 — Rope Swing
Each team member runs up jumps to grab a rope and swings across the mud pit to the other side
6

#6 — Low Crawl Under Logs
Each team member crawls on their chest underneath Logs
12

#7 — Wall Climb
15' height - Each team member climbs to the top of the wall and up and over then down the other side
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#'s 8, 9, and 10 — Bunker Hill

#8 — Log Crossing
Each team member walks the length of the log across the top of the pit to the other side without falling

#9 — Mud Hole
Over under logs, each team member crawls through the logs alternating between going over and under the logs

#10 — Rope Bridge
Each team member crosses the pit by walking across the steel cable and not falling in
11
A bit of history: The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on 17 June 1775 as part of the Siege of Boston, during the American Revolutionary War. It is where Colonel William Prescott is known as the officer who said, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

#11 — Mud Hole Crawl

Each team member crawls through the logs alternating between going over and under the logs

#12 — Parallel Bars

Each team member grabs the bottom bar, pulls themselves up to the top bar, 8' high, then they must go over the top bar and lower themselves back down to the ground (Marines will direct maneuvering)

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#13— HeartBreak Ridge

Each team member runs the path along the ridge

A bit of history: Heartbreak Ridge is a fictional movie about Marine Gunnery Sergeant Highway (played by Clint Eastwood). The actual Battle of Heartbreak Ridge was fought during the Korean War by the Army's 2nd Infantry Division.

#14 — Monkey Bars

Each team member grabs each bar in their hands and swings from bar to bar without falling in the pit.

#15 — The Passage

Each team member is passed through the center of the tire by their teamates without touching the tire or obstacle.

#16 — Parris Island Grinder

Each team member must pass over the top of each log
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#17 — Parallel logs

Each team member must pass over the top of each log - 3' high

#18 — Hamburger Hill

Triple Hills (10', 15', 20') - each team member runs over the top of each hill
hamburger hill
A bit of history: The Battle of Hamburger Hill was a battle of the Vietnam War which was fought between the United States and South Vietnam against North Vietnamese forces from May 10-20, 1969. Although the heavily fortified Hill 937 was of little strategic value, U.S. command ordered its capture by direct assault, only to abandon it soon later. The debacle caused an outrage both in the American military and public.

#19 — Chosin Reservoir

Water Hole (10' deep, 48' long) - each team member jumps in to the water and swims to the opposite end and exits the pit (if you can't swim you may take a penalty of 1 min and walk around)

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A bit of history: The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign was a decisive battle in the Korean War. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army 9th Army[nb 1] infiltrated the northeastern part of North Korea and surprised the US X Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area. A brutal seventeen day battle in freezing weather soon followed. In the period between 27 November and 13 December 1950, 30,000 United Nations (UN) troops (nicknamed "The Chosin Few") under the command of Major General Edward Almond were encircled by approximately 60,000 Chinese troops under the command of Song Shi-Lun.

Enter Belleau Woods

A bit of history: The Marines were first called Devil Dog (Teufelshunde) by the German soldiers of WWI, during the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. It is also where Dan Daly made his now-famous battle cry, "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" Sergeant Major Daly is one of only two Marines to receive the Medal of Honor for two separate acts of heroism (Major General Smedley Butler is the other).

#'s 20 and 21 — Belleau Woods

#20 — Trench low crawl - each team member crawls under the cammie net from one end to the other

#21 — Z trench (2 lanes of mud) - each team member runs through the trench from one end to the other and climbs the hill at the end of the trench
A bit of history: The Battle of the Pusan Perimeter, during the Korean War, was a textbook example of teamwork and its use in infantry tactics. It is still used as a case study today.

#'s 22, 23 and 24 — Hellfire Valley

#22 — Parallel Logs
Each team member must pass over the top of each log, 5' high

#23 — Cargo Net
Each team member must climb the net to the top and over climbing back down the other side, 12' high

#24 Mud Pit
Each team member must run through the waist deep pit
A bit of history: Hellfire Valley was a strategic battle during the Korean War.

#'s 25 through 29 — DI'S DELIGHT

#25 — The Team Wall
Each team member must get all members over the top of the 10' wall and down the other side

#26 —Mud Pit

#27 Euphrates River

Each team member negotiates the creek from one end to the other.

#28 —Mud Pit

Each team member crawls under the logs from one end to the other

A bit of history: THE D.I. (DRILL INSTRUCTOR) is the most feared and most revered Marine in the Corps. As a matter of fact, the course was designed by a DI. He is the Marine you learn very quickly to hate, but the first one you seek out on Graduation Day to thank and introduce to your family. . . because he has brought you to the place where you finally become a Marine.


#29 —Tarzan

Each team member grabs each rope in their hands and swings from rope to rope without falling in the pit.


#30 — Back Blast

Each team member must climb up the bars, then climb down the ladder on the back side.


#31 — The Sands of Iwo Jima
Each team member crawls from one end to the other
mudhole


#32 —Mt. Suribachi

Stairway to Heaven
Each team member climbs to the top of the 15' wall, goes over and then down the other side

wall

A bit of history: Mt. Suribachi, on Iwo Jima, is where AP photographer, Joe Rosenthal, took one of the most famous photographs of WWII. The photo of 5 Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the U.S. flag was taken atop Mt. Suribachi on 23 February 1945.

#'s 29, 30 and 31 — Heartbreak Ridge

#33 — Island Hopping
Each team must move through the water and over the Islands the entire length of the obstacle

#34 — Arm Walk
Each team member must walk the length of the obstacle on their hands without falling or touching the ground

armwalk

#35 — Switch Backs
Each team member must run the length of the obstacle back and forth across the top of the hill


#36 — Sandy Run
Firemans Carry your team member s100 yards to the ...

 

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