First State Military Academy, 355 W. Duck Creek Road, Clayton, will begin the construction of its Marine Corps JROTC obstacle course at 8 a.m. March 10.
This course will be the first of its kind in the Delmarva region to be built on a high school campus. Construction, including hardware, telephone poles, ropes, walls, steel supports and safety features, is estimated to cost approximately $27,500. More than 160 individuals and local business exceeded this goal through a 30-day crowdfunding effort.
Once completed, the course will have 27 separate obstacles spread over four lanes, each 200 feet in length, and will feature a 20-foot high rope climb.
Project volunteers and donors included George & Lynch Inc., R.C. Fabricators Inc., Tri-Supply and Equipment Inc. and Delaware Contractors Association and crowdfunding site donors.
The course will be accessible for training to the community’s active and reserve military members, local and state police, and our firefighter departments.
Construction of the course will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10-11 and is open to the public. Help offered will be welcome.
For information, call 465-0880.