Barksdale Air Force Base opens its doors to the local community and hosts the Defenders of Liberty Mud Run. This annual adventure race is open to the general public. Athletes, fitness enthusiasts or those just looking for a fun experience can run through the rugged wooded terrain of Barksdale’s east reservation. The 4 mile course features 19 military style obstacles and will challenge all participants from the fittest to the first timers. Racers must climb, crawl, lift, pull, cross a traverse line over water and navigate a huge water slide in addition to running. The landscape itself is a far from flatland with everything from rolling to significant hills, areas of flat meadowland and even takes the runners through legendary Louisiana gumbo mud in the bayou bottom bogs.
Originally scheduled for June, the run will now take place on Sept. 19, 2020.
2020 Defenders of Liberty Barksdale Mud Run
- Barksdale Air Force Base's Warrior Training Center