Approximately 200 paratroopers, soldiers, airmen and civilians took part in the Adder Ten-Miler on October 7, 2007. The race was organized by 1LT Adrian White, the Garrison Command Morale, Welfare and Recreation officer-in-charge in order to make the soldiers' experience at LSA Adder "a little more enjoyable."
At Camp Adder, the person with the fastest overall time of 58 minutes, 20 seconds for the race was 1st Lt. Anthony R. Calingo, a battle captain in 11th Transportation Battalion.“I felt pretty happy that they put on the event. This is my 6th Army 10-Miler and second one in Iraq. It’s something I like doing every year and to be able to continue doing it while deployed is definitely a good thing,” said Calingo.
The female with the overall fastest time of 1 hour, 16 minutes, eight seconds in the race was 2nd Lt. Ann Ayers of Blackstone, Va., with the 603rd Transportation Company.“It makes the deployment feel as if we were back in the rear, a little bit more normal. I was impressed with my time because I really can’t run a whole lot while I’m here because I’m always out on convoys. This was a real morale booster for me,” said Ayers.