Thursday, February 23, 2012


Do you want to unleash your inner Pigpen? Have you always wanted to dive into a mud puddle? Do you enjoy fierce competition and ridiculous outfits? Then the Man vs. Mud 5k mud run is for you! Check it out at

Myself and some of my family ran it last year and it was fun...even for someone as out of shape as I was. You can see the photos that my oldest sister took of our run here. This year's race will be Friday August 31st in the afternoon and early evening (competitive heats) and Saturday September 1st morning and early afternoon.

Here's a little tip: the earlier in the day, the cleaner and easier the course...but the colder you will be; later in the day the course is much muddier and more difficult to run but you will be a lot warmer. Also, don't take a running start on the big slippery slides on the hills, they start slow but you really pick up speed and a couple people hurt themselves on them last year. Oh and avoid long or baggy clothing, once it is soaked with water and covered in mud it feels like it weighs a million pounds. Wear close fitting and light weight clothing, and old crappy shoes that you can just throw away when you are done.

MvM has increased the number of obstacles this year. They have also increased their prices but they are still the best value for your money when it comes to Utah mud runs. You can register online at the link above. Here are the prices:

Loyalty Registration - $40 - Deadline 3/1/12
Regular Registration - $45 - Deadline 7/10/12
Late Registration - $50 - Deadline 8/15/12
Last Min. Registration - $60 - Deadline 8/30/12
Prices listed are per person and include the following: (over $125 in value)
How does our price compare to other mud runs?
    • Entry into the 5k mud run
    • Official MAN vs MUD t-shirt
    • MAN vs MUD Prize
    • Free goodies, coupons, and discounts to local businesses
Boggy Bayou (kids course. ages 2-10)
$7 pre-registration
$10 on day of event

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