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Local Parents Organize First 'Mud Run' to Benefit Santa Cruz Schools

The races are May 10. Don't want to get messy? Volunteers are needed, too!

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY'S FIRST 5K MUD RUN!
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY'S FIRST 5K MUD RUN!
Some area parents banded together and are launching the first-ever Santa Cruz County Mud Run -- a 5K for adults and a fun run for kids, with $5 per participant going to local schools.

The races are Saturday, May 10 at the  Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds -- rain or shine.

Gates open at 8 a.m., and the first wave takes off at 9 a.m.

The run benefits any school in Santa Cruz County. Applicants can register from the Mud Run website and, during the online process, a "mandatory" field asks registrants to type in a local school from Santa Cruz County to receive a $5 donation, organizers said.

There is also a choice to sign up a local school with a Fundraising Page of its own so people can sponsor a particular school for the Mud Run. 

As long as the school is in Santa Cruz County, the Mud Run staffers will forward the $5 to the chosen school.

Registration is open now -- for details click here.
  • Pre-Registration until April 9  -- $65 for Adults $28 for Kids.
  • Late Registration after April 9 -- $75 for Adult $38 for Kids.
Organizers are trying to find the right mix of mud, fun and challenge in the 5K long adventure, using natural features of the fairgrounds, as well as manmade structures to have competitors crawling, climbing, sliding, ducking and slipping along the obstacle course.  

Expect: a CARGO NET WALL; SLOPED WALL WITH ROPES; MUDPIT CRAWL; MUDPIT WADE; CULVERT CRAWL; OVER UNDER; BALANCE BEAMS; MUD TRENCHES; TIRE CHALLENGE. 

For the kids, plans are for a 1K to 2K course with fun muddiness.
 It will provide plenty of challenge and mud for kids and their chaperone-parents, organizers said.

Planned possibilities: TIRE RUN; MUD PIT; TUBE CRAWL; ROPE CRAWL; CLIMBING WALL; BALANCE BEAM.

Volunteers are also needed. For more information visit the Santa Cruz County Med Run web page here.

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