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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Mud Run This Weekend

Fit Families (2)

Mud Run, Obstacle Race, Survivor Run, Adventure Race…An event by any other name just isn’t the same as one put on by our Parks and Recreation team. While all of these themed runs continue to grow in popularity, they’ve all but excluded youth and families. The Fit Families Mud Run is a great way for families to experience the obstacle race craze together!

The Fit Families Mud Run gives families an opportunity to participate in such an event without the high level dangers of the mainstream mud runs. Many of these runs are of great length. They can cover up to 12 miles with dangerous obstacles such as 8+ foot high climbing walls, barbed wire-covered trenches, running over fire and running through electrical shock obstacles. The obtacles created for the Fit Families Mud Run are age-appropriate in their distances, challenges and safety; the obstacles were designed for maximum mud and minimum danger!

There are two routes. The shorter route is 1.25 miles, has about 10 obstacles, and is designed for most participants ages 12 and under. The longer route is 2.5 miles, has about 13 obstacles, and is designed for most participants 12 and over.

It is recommended that parents accompany runners ages 10 and under. There is no fee or registration for a non-participating parent accompanying their child.

This year’s event will be on Saturday, Oct. 19, with the first wave starting at 9 a.m. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Fee is $10 per person, if registered by Oct. 1. Adult prices will increase after that to $20, with day of race registration of $25 for adults. Youth will remain at $10 per participant.

Pura Vida Grinds and Healthy Mason Jar will be on hand for purchase starting at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your wave time. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. as well.

Check out this video of previous Mud Runs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvhThe22Lbc

For more information on this program or other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 474-5240 or visit our website at www.ajcity.net/parks.




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