5K Fun Run & Chili Cook-off - U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, South Korea - 17 November 2012
U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Ma, Jae-sang
By Pvt. Ma, Jae-sang
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers and their families had the unique experience of running and eating at same event, Nov. 17, during the Camp Humphreys Chili Cook-off and 5K Fun Run.
The first part of the event was the fun run, which began in the Splish and Splash parking lot. Runners ran Perimeter Road for 2.5 kilometers and then turn around to begin the trek to the finish. Many children participated in the run. Overall, more than 100 Soldiers and family members participated, in spite of cold, misty weather.
“It is a unit event to build camaraderie and morale,” said Lonnie Herring, the Area III sports director. “We are looking forward to doing the same event next year and we will consider adding a children’s category to the run.”
Lieutenant Bryan Domlen, assigned to Company B, 532 Military Intelligence Battalion, took first place in Men’s Open. In Woman’s Open, Capt. Elizabeth Van Hoeiden, from 557th Military Police Company, took first place.
After the running was over, the Chili Cook-off took place. Eight teams participated in the competition, with their own style of chili. The judges tasted each different chili, from Chinese-style to spicy and full-flavored classic style. The judges then voted on the different categories.
Those in attendance were happy to taste many kind of chili’s in one place and they voted by their own preferences.
One of the 70 voters, Staff Sgt. Nealy Roper, assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, said “I like the chili with the sweet taste. It is mild and makes me want to eat more and more.”
“The event was great, I really enjoyed it,” said Kimberly Crosby, from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. “We brought our own chili and shared the taste and happiness with the people.” The best chili award went to Crosby too, and according to her, people chose her chili because “it has full of flavors.”