Sabers get messy for charity

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandy Vinton, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer from Elkhart, Ind., regains her footing after tripping in the mud during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. During the run participants had to maneuver through several obstacles including mud pits, low crows, hay bales.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandy Vinton, 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer from Elkhart, Ind., regains her footing after tripping in the mud during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. During the run participants had to maneuver through several obstacles including mud pits, low crows, hay bales. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rick Allenbaugh, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron lead pro supervisor from Punxsutawney, Pa., crawls through an obstacle during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. Tier II Saber Sprint, a 5K run similar to the Tough Mudder, raised $2,710 for the Wounded Warrior program, which helps provide aid to injured service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rick Allenbaugh, 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron lead pro supervisor from Punxsutawney, Pa., crawls through an obstacle during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. Tier II Saber Sprint, a 5K run similar to the Tough Mudder, raised $2,710 for the Wounded Warrior program, which helps provide aid to injured service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - Tier II Saber Sprint participants run through mud-filled trails May 24, 2013. More than 130 people participated in the third annual Tier II Saber Sprint. Private organizations from around the base worked together to build the obstacles for runners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - Tier II Saber Sprint participants run through mud-filled trails May 24, 2013. More than 130 people participated in the third annual Tier II Saber Sprint. Private organizations from around the base worked together to build the obstacles for runners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - Jaden Pelland, daughter of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Williams, 606th Air Control Squadron, client system technician from Missoula, Mont., falls into a mud puddle during an obstacle during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. Pelland was the youngest and smallest participant in the Tier II Saber Sprint and was recognized during the closing ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - Jaden Pelland, daughter of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Williams, 606th Air Control Squadron, client system technician from Missoula, Mont., falls into a mud puddle during an obstacle during the Tier II Saber Sprint May 24, 2013. Pelland was the youngest and smallest participant in the Tier II Saber Sprint and was recognized during the closing ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristen Deming, 52nd Comptroller Squadron customer service technician from Jackson, Tenn., claws her way through the mud during the Tier II Saber sprint May 24, 2013. Members were encouraged to form teams with each having unique themes and names. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kristen Deming, 52nd Comptroller Squadron customer service technician from Jackson, Tenn., claws her way through the mud during the Tier II Saber sprint May 24, 2013. Members were encouraged to form teams with each having unique themes and names. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)