Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas --
Team XL's 12th annual Adventure Race was held this past Saturday, April 23, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
More than 180 competitors gathered at the starting line for the 28-mile challenge, with all racers crossing the finish line.
This year’s race included a 3- to 4-mile run on Laughlin, a 23-mile bike ride, and a mile-long water rafting portion of the race at the Southwinds Marina. Participants encountered various physically challenging mystery events along the way.
The Adventure race tradition began in the summer of 2004 with a few motivated Airmen wanting to challenge themselves. The race developed into an adventure anyone with enough motivation could accomplish. For the past 10 years, the annual race has been an opportunity for Team XL and its neighbors to choose their teams and show what they are made of.
From its start, Adventure Race has been an event for Laughlin and Del Rio to look forward to each year and a tribute to how closely the two communities work together. Each year, the race gets more and more participants from across the state.
"The Adventure Race is always a good opportunity to bring the Laughlin and Del Rio communities together," said Joel Langton, 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs community and media relations section chief. "The Adventure Race is an event that Laughlin couldn't do without Del Rio and Del Rio wouldn't have without Laughlin. The only way it's successful is by us working together."