Who doesn’t like to get down and dirty? In mud, that is. A chance to squish, climb, crawl, slip and slide…into the mirky, filthy, stinky mud puddles South of the Canal in Delaware. Leave your dignity and grace at the start line.
“It’s intimidating at first” says Monica Pammer, a local amateur mudder, “but then you look around at everyone else covered in mud too, flick off the mud(in the important areas) and keep on going – it’s hysterical so much so, it didn’t even feel like exercise. You definitely test your edurance in a whole new way and even better, it’s for a great cause. I’d definitely do it again. ” When asked about tips for novice mudders Monica suggested “1. Gear – long pants but steer clear of sweats – absorbing cotton or sweats are the enemy – try leggings or tight fitting pants. Definitely choose pants over shorts – you’ll need leg protection and grip during climbs, crawls and slips. 2. Hair -put up the do, if you can. You might find mud in your scalp days after, but at least you’ll be able to see the course during(except for the mud that is). 3. Have Fun! These races unlike most are not competitive. You might get pushed down but it’s all in good muddy fun. ” Thanks Monica!
The Delaware Mud Run is a 5K race with boot camp style obstacles that have been surrounded by or consisting of mud. People cheer as participants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory. It is a unique experience for an incredible cause whether running or watching! You won’t want to miss this!
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30am, Race will follow. Race will be run in 5 waves. Waves will be separated by approximately 15 minutes.
Trophies will be awarded for the following:
Highest Fund Raising Team, Highest Corporate Fund Raising Team, Fastest Male Team, Fastest Female Team, Fastest Co-Ed Team, Best Team Costume
Registration is full but half the fun is watching & cheering on the participants!
100% of the proceeds benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware
The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware is a 100% volunteer managed organization.
All funds raised go towards research for blood related cancers. Our mission is to provide ongoing funding to support cutting edge blood cancer research while actively advocating for advanced therapies and patient care. The LRFDE was established with these objectives in September of 2007. Our organization is 100% volunteer based and, because we receive no federal funding, hold numerous fundraising events annually. We have solidified several grants with research facilities in the region.
Photo Recap from the 2011 Delaware Mud Run…
HISTORY & ABOUT MUD RUNS
Mud Runs have become the hot trend across the U.S. over the last 10 years. According to Brett Stewart, author of Obstacle Race Training – The Book, “these runs offer more fast-paced thrill to the adventure seeker than the average marathon or triathlon.” Stewart also states “Their popularity continues to surge: in 2012, over 100 events are scheduled across the United States, Canada, and Britain, ranging from kid-friendly short sprints to the extreme 48-hour Spartan Death Race. ” Yes, there are several types of Mud Runs – Obstacle, Adventure, Scavenger, Racer, Themed, Hybrids – so if you’re even remotely interested, you are bound to find one to meet your personal thrill seeking endurance level.
For more information and a guide to local MUD RUNS, visit www.mudrunguide.com