Sports Briefs

Aug. 17

Strongman Competition

A Strongman Competition is set for 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Harvey Functional Fitness Center.

Competitors can also register online by visiting For more information, call 254-285-5459.

Aug. 24

Ruck Team Challenge

The Amazing Ruck Team Challenge is set for 7 a.m. Aug. 24 at BLORA paintball range. The event is open to 4-member teams ages 12 and up. Participants are encouraged to show up early. The cost is $25 for Department of Defense card holders and $30 for non-DoD card holders through Aug. 21 On-site registration is also set for 6 a.m. Aug. 24. The cost on race day will be $30 for DoD card holders and $35 for non DoD card holders. Registration includes a T-shirt for the first 200 participants.


Starker fitness center closed

Starker Functional Fitness Center is currently closed due to renovations. It is tentatively scheduled to reopen in October.

Outdoor pools schedule

Fort Hood will have several outdoor pools open throughout the summer.

Comanche Pool will be open Wednesdays-Sundays from noon-8 p.m.

Patton Pool will be open Thursdays-Mondays from noon-8 p.m.

West Fort Hood Pool will be open Fridays-Tuesdays from noon-8 p.m.

Pool passes are $3 for a single day pass.

An individual season pass is $50. Family season passes are $100 for Families of 2-3, $150 for Families of 4-5 and $200 for Families of six or more. For more information, visit  

Equine Therapy

With a focus on anxiety, depression, PTSD, deployment stress, addiction, relationship problems and other mental health challenges, the Equine Therapy Program works to help clients reduce struggles and increase the quality of lives.

One hour sessions are available Monday and Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area Ranch.