New Yorkers got a taste of what it's like preparing for the Army Saturday, as the Civilian Military Combine came to Brooklyn's Aviator Sports and Events Center.
Around 2,000 New Yorkers signed up for the five-mile mud run, which featured numerous military-inspired obstacles throughout.
The so-called "NYC Metro Urban Assault" race was open to people of all athletic abilities.
Participants ran solo or went as a team.
They also had the opportunity to run in honor our soldiers and first responders.
Some New Yorkers NY1 spoke with say the race wasn't your average fun run.
"Unlike other mud runs, where you just have to run and do obstacle courses, you have to do seven minutes worth of repetitions, 75 pounds of burpees, 45-pound kettle bell swings, and then that takes everything out of you," said participant Luis Chavez. "And whatever you have left, you still have to do the run."
The CMC launched a charitable partnership at the event with One Team One Fight, an athletic organization dedicated to helping the families of fallen soldiers.
For more information, go to civilianmilitarycombine.com.