The Mud Run, aka Little Rock’s Dirtiest 5K, is coming up! The race starts at 9 am ( ish) at Two Rivers Park this Saturday ( Oct. 23). If you’ve run this event before you know that costumes are key as well as a sense of humor and willingness to get completely drenched in dirt. As the saying goes, the only thing serious about this run is… the mud. All the details are at www.mudrun.org.
Aquick look at the website will give the rundown
of hints, tips, inklings, advise, and suggestions. For example:
walk, skip, trot, cavort through our 5K(ish) course, which winds through the scenic trails of Two Rivers Park. Participants must overcome an “obstacle” or two along the way. Then,
participants finish with a spectacular frolic (but in most cases romp)
through our world-renowned 300-foot mud pit, which is filled with that amazing Arkansas mud.The point is not to finish fast but to finish with style.”
A few tips of the helpful hints section include:
Wear your grungy clothes and old sneakers, because more than likely they won’t be going home
Wear a cool costume (come on – all the kids are doing it)
If a course marshal looks confused – take that as a sign that you may be taking a wrong turn. If a course marshal is laughing uncontrollably he or she may have knowingly turned you the wrong way or you had a wardrobe malfunction.
In other words, Mud Marshals have “ultimate power”. If you do not crawl through the mud pit properly or if you do not execute the “obstacle” properly, they will send you back through. You must ask the Mud Marshals for permission to enter the mud pit a second time. Also, Mud Marshals will escort participants caught trying to skip the mud pit through the pit.
Sounds good to me. Ready to get muddy?