Have Some Filthy Fun at This Weekend's Mud Run |
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IRISH VALLEY - This Saturday, prepare for mud.
That was the warning from Brandon Putt, founder of this weekend's Filthy Mud Run at Irish Valley Motocross Park.
The race series will make its first stop at the park along Irish Valley Road. Approximately 1100 adults and children have signed up to get down and dirty in either a 5K mud run or two separate "Little 'n' Filthy" runs for children four- to 13 years-old.
There will be plenty of obstacles, Putt said, including tunnels to crawl through, nets to maneuver on and, of course, mud pits to travel through.
"It's a great atmosphere," Putt said. "There are people of all different types of backgrounds coming together to have some thrills."
Putt, originally from Hamburg, created the race after participating in similar events with his wife. He enjoyed them so much that he decided to create his own.
"Once I saw how popular they are, I wanted to bring more runs to the area," Putt said. "(And) just participating gave me great interest."
A donation from each event will go to Cradles to Crayons, an organization that provides children basic necessities, such as clothing, school supplies and toys.
The youth races are sold out, however, registration for the 5K race will be held before the race from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Individuals and teams of mud runners will leave the start line at a previously arranged time. The number of waves and time delay increments will vary.
For people who like to stay a little cleaner, spectators can watch the mud fly from the sidelines. A $5 gate fee will be charged to everyone entering the grounds, including spectators, who will have clean clothes at the end of the day, and race participants, who will need a lot of laundry detergent.
For more information, visit www.filthyfunevents.com or their Facebook page.