Mud Chasers Returning to North County
Registration is now open for the 5- and 15k obstacle course races.
Does the idea of waking up at dawn, jumping in a puddle of mud, climbing a fence, running three miles and then jumping in a puddle of mud again appeal to you?
If so, get excited.
The race will feature more obstacles and a course that snakes through the woods, rather than the open air aspect of the April 2011 race, according to Cristhian Ruiz, Mud Chasers founder and owner of Interactive Fitness in Timonium.
Runners will also have the opportunity to camp out in the park the night before the race, which could minimize organizational issues participants experienced last year.
A portion of the proceeds raised by Mud Chasers will benefit a local charity, which has yet to be determined.
Mud Chasers features four races for different age groups and difficulty.
Runners must be at least 14 years old to participate in the standard 5k, and at least 21 years old to tackle the 15k endurance challenge. There are also two races for "mini Mudders."
Ruiz is offering free admission to his gym's Kamikaze workout, which is designed to prepare runners to handle the Mud Chasers obstacles.
(Speaking from personal experience, it's not an easy two hours. But that's a story for a different day.)
Are you interested in running the Mud Chasers obstacle course? Have you participated in 5k's like this? Start the conversation in the comments section below.