WATERVILLE, January 2017 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, which will take place on April 23, 2017 on the College’s campus. The 5K run is open to all community members and will be a family-friendly atmosphere. This year’s event will offer a special mini obstacle course open to children up to age 10.
This year’s event will feature a 15-obstacle course through a mud covered campus and surrounding land. All runners, including children, will receive a race medal at the finish line. With 5K of mud, tire flips, wall climbing, cargo net climbing, and MORE MUD, this event should prove to be fun for all.
Create teams with your friends, or make it a personal challenge – however you want – just run it! Some exciting changes to the race this year include the addition of three new obstacles—balance beams, monkey bars, and water cannons. Additionally, if the demand is high enough, the first heat at 8:45 a.m. will be for “elite” runners for those who want to push themselves even harder and faster than the “fun” portion.
“This mud run is for everyone of all abilities and is great fun at the same time. And it’s for the whole family – bring your kids, celebrate with food afterwards, and leave with a medal and memories,” said Director of Recreation and Intramural Programs at Thomas. “Last year we were excited to have 500 people attend the run, we hope to see everyone back and welcome some new runners!”
The shotgun will be at 9 a.m. and the kids’ obstacle course will take place at 12 p.m. Registration is $15 for alumni, $5 for kids and $30 for community members until February 15, then it will be $45. Proceeds will help support the Thomas College Recreation Department.