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45 SW members test their endurance on the beach

Members of the 45th Space Wing start off the 2015 Beach Endurance Race with push-ups in the Atlantic Ocean right outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., April 10. Tammy Shelley, 45th Space Wing fitness and sports manager, holds a sign in preparation for team members to memorize their respective phrases to complete the race. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing start off the 2015 Beach Endurance Race with push-ups in the Atlantic Ocean right outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., April 10. Tammy Shelley, 45th Space Wing fitness and sports manager, holds a sign in preparation for team members to memorize their respective phrases to complete the race. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Capt. Jarvora Duncan is splashed by teammate 1st Lt. Bianca Mitchell, both 45th Force Support Squadron, during the last event of the Beach Endurance Race April 10, 2015, behind the Beach House just outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released))

Capt. Jarvora Duncan is splashed by teammate 1st Lt. Bianca Mitchell, both 45th Force Support Squadron, during the last event of the Beach Endurance Race April 10, 2015, behind the Beach House just outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released))

Members of the 45th Space Wing participating in the 2015 Beach Endurance Race gather to listen to Tammy Shelley, fitness and sports manager for the 45th Space Wing, give instructions for the race April 10 behind the Beach House right outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Members of the 45th Space Wing participating in the 2015 Beach Endurance Race gather to listen to Tammy Shelley, fitness and sports manager for the 45th Space Wing, give instructions for the race April 10 behind the Beach House right outside of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Members of the 45th Space Wing took to the beach in teams of two for an endurance race April 10 behind the Beach House of Patrick AFB.

There were 29 teams that competed, and the winners received points toward the Commander's Cup, an award presented to the units with the greatest levels of physical fitness.

This year's Beach Endurance Race was more challenging than the previous year, and included approximately 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles of obstacles such as flipping telephone poles, performing push-ups in the ocean, and carrying an ammunition can full of sand from obstacle-to-obstacle.

"It is great to see all the different fitness levels compete in the event - it shows that it is for everyone and everyone can be successful," said Tammy Shelley, fitness and sports manager for the 45th Space Wing and organizer of the event.

The 2015 winning teams are:

1st Team:  Tuck/Winger - 45th Space Communications Squadron at 24 minutes and 12 seconds
2nd Team:  Kronick/Watson -45th Medical Support Squadron and Hernandez/Eddleman - 45th Civil Engineer Squadron both at 25:22
3rd Team: Ware/McClelland - 5th Launch Support Squadron at 28:16
4th Team: Mauntel/Kelly - 45th Space Communications Squadron at 29:09
5th Team: Lindsey/Jacobs - 45th Medical Group at 29:17