AUBURN, Ala. – It’s time to get down and dirty with 4-H at the first mud run hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H Program. The mud run will take place Aug. 13 at the Stony Lonesome OHV Park, 10075 AL Hwy 69 S., Breman, Alabama. On-site registration will begin a 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Early registration can be done online at www.alabama4h.com/events.
Chris Becker, an Extension Coordinator for Limestone County, is the coordinator of the event. Becker said that participants are set to have a fun and exciting day ahead of them.
“We are going to have something for all ages and all levels of runners at the mud run. The 5K mud run will be for ages 13 and up. There will also be a 1 mile fun run and mud pit for all ages,” said Becker. “Whether this is a person’s 10th 5K or their first, we want this to be a fun and challenging experience for everyone.”
People who register by Aug. 1 will receive a T-shirt with their $30 registration fee. Those who register from Aug. 2 to Aug.8 will also receive a T-shirt but at an extra fee. No t-shirts will be available the day of the race. Those who register online will have the opportunity to purchase additional t-shirts.
Part of the 4-H pledge states “I pledge my health to better living.” Becker feels that an event like this embodies this part of the pledge.
“An event like the mud run is a great way to support 4-H as well as improving the health of those who participate,” said Becker.
By Justin Miller