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Swamp & Stomp Mud Run IV
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
About This Activity
The SWAMP & STOMP MUD RUN is a 5K-ish run, with an added bonus of down and dirty obstacles! Created for those with an adventurous spirit, the Swamp & Stomp is definitely NOT your average 5K! Participants may run, walk, or even skip through the course which winds through picturesque farm lands and scenery. This off-road adventure takes you across scenic trails and fields, obstacles, and ends with a fun run through a mud pit. It is open to individuals and teams.
Event details and schedule
Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Time: Registration begins at 7 a.m. Adult Mud Run begins at 8 a.m. Kids Fun Run will immediately follow adult run
Cost: Adults - $35 before Sept. 5, $40 after Kids ages 5 to 12 - $10 before Sept. 5, $15 after
Adult Teams – individual fee applies to each team member/all members of team must cross the finish line together.
*Each adult participant will receive a registration bag with a t-shirt. Each child will receive a t-shirt.
Registration: All registrations will be process through www.Active.com.
The Course: The site of the SWAMP & STOMP is the Altha Recreational Park which is home to the Altha Bog In. The park boasts a wonderful mud pit, perfect for the mud run. The race will wind and weave through the scenic trails, over and under obstacles, and straight through the mud!
Kids Run: The Swamp & Stomp does include a Kids Run which will include a few small obstacles, and the mud pit. All children must be supervised by an adult, and be respectful of other children.
Clean Up: Following the race, rinse stations will be available to help with cleanup. Participants will be provided with disposable bags to transport muddy clothes, if needed. Restroom facilities are on site. Participants will need a towel and clean clothes. For sure...no doubt...impossible not to get m.u.d.d.y.
Teams: If participating with a team, all members of the team much cross the finish line with arms interlocked. Faster members of the team will have a designated and marked area approximately 20 yards from the finish line where they can wait for slower team members. Once all members are present, teams may cross the finish line together.
Obstacles: Obstacles range from hay bales to climbing walls, and anything in between. They change from year to year, getting more innovative and interesting at each event! Of course, the main fun is the Calhoun County Mud Pit!
If you are not competitive, and choose to opt out of an obstacle during the run, no problem! While we encourage all participants to try each obstacle, the goal is to have fun! Each runner should do what they are comfortable with and enjoy it!
Timing: This race is not timed, however, there will be a clock so that times can be documented individually.
Rain: Rain only means one thing – more mud! Unless it’s a lightning storm, the race will go on!
Food/Bev: Snacks and beverages will be available for sale during the event.
Spectators: Spectators are invited to come enjoy the mud run show! There is no charge to watch, and it's definitely entertaining!
Sponsor: The Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor and coordinator of the Swamp & Stomp. All proceeds will go towards tourism and economic development efforts for Calhoun County.