Press Release
Registration Open for Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run MacKenzie Riley Young | January 27, 2022

WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2022 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, open to the public. This year’s run will take place on campus in Waterville on Saturday, April 16.

The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is a 5K, 15-obstacle course that loops through the woods and campus. Obstacles include mud, tire flips, wall climbing, cargo net climbing, and more mud.

The 5K run is open to all community members, and a mini obstacle course called the Pup Run is open to children up to age 10. Participants can create a team or are welcome to make this an individual challenge.

“I am so excited to create a new muddy course on campus and welcome back our racers who have become almost family in many ways, having shared 5-plus years of racing and growing on our campus,” says race coordinator Jim Delorie. “Everyone from kids to adults are invited to laugh and play in the mud and we love providing them that opportunity. After a two-year absence we cannot wait to see everyone back at it this April!”

Tickets are $30 for adults until 2/15 ($45 after 2/15) and $5 for kids. Register here.

The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is proudly sponsored by Central Maine Motors, and the Pup Run is proudly sponsored by New Balance.

About Thomas College: Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student. Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit your lifestyle ranging from in-person and on-campus to 100% online degree programs. From the classroom to community activities, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. U.S. News & World Report ranks us #1 among colleges in Maine and #10 in the Northeast for social mobility of our graduates. For more information, visit or contact MacKenzie Riley Young at [email protected] or 207-859-1313. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.