MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C. --
Marine Corps Community Services hosted the 2012 Eco-Challenge aboard the Air Station, June 16.
The Eco-Challenge is four mile event in which teams of seven service members complete a total of five physical challenges.
The first event in the challenge was archery. Two members from each team were required to shoot a bow and arrow at a target and hit it twice. Afterward, competitors ran to the basketball court where each team member was required to make a lay-up. After each team member successfully made a lay-up, the teams ran to the log cabin where the kayak challenge awaited. One competitor from each team kayaked approximately a quarter of a mile out and back.
The next event was a humvee pull in which one team member had to steer the humvee while four other pulled it approximately 100 feet. The last challenge was a tire flip, where each team had to flip a tire 50 yards.
First Recruit Training Battalion and Headquarters and Service Battalion, both from Parris Island, finished in first and second place. The team from Marine Air Control Squadron 2 finished in third place overall.
This year, the Eco-Challenge is part of the 2012 Challenge. The fair is a summer long challenge where units from both the Air Station and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island can participate in.
Each team earned 150 points for entering and completing the course.
The top three teams earned additional points.
“The event was physically demanding and fun,” said Col. Brian Palmer, Headquarters and Service Battalion commanding officer. “It was a great Saturday morning, the weather was beautiful.”