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Early in the year 2000, Auburn Marines started cutting a trail through the woods on Auburn's campus to be used for physical fitness training. The trail winds through a section of woods by the facilities building on the west side of campus, just off West Samford Avenue. Walkers or joggers can take the short loop (approximately 1/2 mile) or the long loop (approximately 1.4 miles) around a small pond. Pull-up bars are present at either end of the trail and several exercise stations are located along the trail. Additional obstacles / exercises stations are planned or in work.
In June of 2000 the Auburn Marines petitioned the Auburn University Board of Trustees to name the trail after General Carl E. Mundy Jr. an Auburn alumnus who rose to be the 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Once approved, they invited General Mundy to dedicate the trail. The trail was officially opened and named the "General Mundy Fitness Trail" on 8 June 2000 following a small ceremony to honor General Mundy.
In March of 2001 a monument was placed at the head of the trail. The trail is open to the public for walking or jogging. The Auburn Marines use the trail regularly early in the mornings to get some exercise and prepare for Officer Candidate School.
For more information about using the trail or to get an orientation to the General Mundy Fitness Trail, contact the trail coordinator at:
|Maj J.Dyal||(334) 844-3431||or MOI@auburn.edu|
|GySgt J. Williams||(334) 844-3430||or Jaw0043@auburn.edu|
Last Updated: Aug. 22, 2010