Our team, before getting muddy!
Me leaping through the air at the start of the race; I guess I didn’t know what was coming ;).
For the past few years, ever since I heard of the mud run that is located by my school, I wanted to participate in one! Although I had ran cross-country in high school, it had been a long time since I ran a 5 K just for fun, so I decided to add it to last year’s summer bucket list. Toward the end of the summer, I was bummed when, looking back on the list, I realized I never crossed that one off. A few days later I got an email from a friend in a theatre group I’m in at school, asking if anyone would be interested in participating in that year’s mud run, which takes place at the end of September. I figured that responding to this email was the ideal way to cross off this item, even if it was a bit belatedly.
After I signed up, I decided to ask Caitlyn, a friend of mine who is also part of that group, if she was interested in doing it too and she agreed to sign up! Miranda, who sent the email, got our team set up online after we each paid our $45. What was even better was that the money we contributed went toward cancer research.
The actual run was a blast. Our team decided we would all wear blue, but other teams went all out, and were decked out in various costumes; I especially felt bad for the group in big Teletubbie suits, but we realized it would be even worse if we wound up behind them!
There were various obstacle courses throughout the 5K, which included scaling walls, walking across ropes, and climbing up muddy hills using rope. In the final part of the race, we got to slide down mudslides into the muddy water and actually had to swim through the muddy water and the tunnels located in it.
If you haven’t done a mud run, it’s definitely something I would recommend adding to your list; it was a lot of fun and I know many different areas host them. At some point, I would love to do a color run.
My mud run actually isn’t on this list, which surprises me as it’s a pretty large event and mud run, but this site is a great resource if you’re looking for one to participate in.
Who else has participated in a mud run or hopes to cross this one off their bucket lists? What other types of runs have you participated in or want to participate in? As someone constantly searching for new ideas, I want to hear about your experiences!