Parris Island hosting Swamp Romp

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is set to host the 2011 Swamp Romp on Oct. 15.

Runners will race through a muddy course consisting of a 5-mile loop with several obstacles.

Participants must wear utility trousers, long trousers or sweat pants. No shorts will be allowed.

Interested runners may register as individuals or as a group. Teams must consist of six members each. Teams with minors between the ages of 10 – 14 must have on adult registered to run with them. No minors under the age of 10 will be allowed to participate.

The event is open to the public. Registration must be completed by Oct. 12 through the Marine Corps Community website. Entry fees are $322 for each item and the individual entry fee is $25. All entry fees are nonrefundable.

A valid driver's license, proof of insurance and registration are required for access onto Parris Island. For more information, visit

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