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Among the recruit targets taking on the Warrior Dash on Saturday in Channahon was Sgt. Hayley Clayton (second from right) of Dixon, with the 333rd Military Police Company in Freeport. The Illinois National Guard Recruiting Program collaborated with Action Sports Program in using the event to recruit potential soldiers. The grueling obstacle course is between 3 and 4 miles long with 12 obstacles. The participants ran much of the course, and hiked though the woods, creeks, and hills before finishing the obstacle course with a large muddy pit at the bottom of the goliath water slide. "I enjoy the tough obstacles," Clayton said. "Once or twice a year, I sign up for these obstacle courses."