While working in Anderson, SC I had the opportunity to fly over into the mountains in NE Georgia to provide medical support for an annual ‘mud run’ event. This was my first exposure to this type of event…….I had no idea that there WAS such a thing, much less the popularity. The little local town was PACKED with people from all over the U.S. There were thousands in attendance and 400-500 participants. As I understand it, there is a circuit of these events throughout the States beginning in the Spring is the south and moving northward as the temperatures warm up.
It is an endurance type race, 3-5 miles in length, with all sorts of obstacles involved. As you can see….mud is one of those obstacles. There is running, climbing, swimming, jumping, etc. involved and just to finish is a pretty good accomplishment. There is a very festive atmosphere surrounding the event, with people dressing up and competing in various costumes…..the more ridiculous the better.