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.
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.