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MCCS holds Submarine Run aboard Parris Island

By Cpl. Rubin J. Tan | | July 3, 2013

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Marine Corps Community Services’ Semper Fit Health Promotion Program held the 2013 Submarine Run aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, June 26.

The run included a two-mile run ending with a 250 meter swim at the depot’s pool.

“Having events like these give people a chance to have fun exercising while also add­ing a sense of competition to the equation,” said Kathy Wil­liams, MCCS health promo­tions coordinator.

Participation in the Subma­rine Run was open to all retired and active duty members, de­pendents and Department of Defense employees.

The Semper Fit Program aboard Fightertown and MCRD Parris Island provides Marines and families with fitness class­es, special events, personal trainers and various resources to live active healthy lives.

“A lot of people faced a test of endurance today because most people stick to running rather than incorporating swimming into their workout routine,” said Sgt. Anthony Sanchez, Headquarters and Support Battalion logistics chief and native of Homestead, Fla. “It’s a good experience be­cause you can learn something new about yourself while test­ing your level of fitness.”

Medals were awarded to the top participants who complet­ed the race including one hon­orable mention.

Throughout summer MCCS offers various aquatic fitness programs such as

Cardio H2O+, Aqua Fit, Aqua Zumba and Deep Water Jog­ging.

The Semper Fit’s next major event will be this year’s sec­ond swim meet on July 17. Swim meets consist of various swimming competitions with awards and prizes.

“People get tired of doing the same thing all the time and our goal is to give everyone the opportunity to try some­thing different,” said Williams, a native of Princeton, W.VA

For more information about the Submarine Run or other Semper Fit programs contact the Parris Island fitness center at 228-1579 or Fightertown fit­ness center at 228-7192.


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