Registration Open for Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run Web Director | January 9, 2018

WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Need an event to motivate yourself to exercise in the new year? Want to have fun while you exercise and get really muddy? If yes, then sign up for the 4th annual Dirty Dog Mud Run!

The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is a 5K, 14-obstacle course that loops through the woods and campus. Obstacles range from monkey bars, tire flips, mud crawl, bucket carry, three/four/five foot walls, and trails. The 2018 race takes place on April 15 at Thomas College’s campus.

New courses this year include a water cannon, hay bale covert to crawl over and through, and a net crawl through the mud!

The Dirty Dog Mud Run is fun for the whole family, with a kids’ race, food trucks, and a DJ.

Registration is now open online. The cost of the run is $30 before February 1, $45 afterwards, and is open to any and all community members. All proceeds support Thomas College’s student recreation. In the past, we have purchased exercise bikes, built an outdoor ice rink, and installed flooring in the fitness center.

“This Mud Run has grown from 300 participants to 700 last year. And, there is already a lot of interest again for the 2018 race,” said Assistant Dean of Student Engagement Jim Delorie. “A big reason the event is so successful is because it is truly a race for everyone. Whether you’re looking to just have fun and get dirty, take it easy, or take it seriously and compete with high-caliber runners in the elite heat, the Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is for you.”

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the Country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] or 207-859-1313.