LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 27, 2012) - Registration for the 10th Annual Mud Run, presented by the Hatcher Agency, is up more than 200%.
Affectionately called Little Rock's Dirtiest 5K, the Mud Run is slated for today, October 27, at 9 am in Two Rivers Park in West Little Rock and is a project of Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
"We started the Mud Run to introduce people to the sport of running to people who would have never considered it before," said Geneva Hampton, the race CIC (that "mud-ese" for Chick in Charge aka race organizer). "It is the funniest race I have ever seen and it's a great change of pace from the typical road race."
The Mud Run is to a "combination of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a Razorback Football Game and the Olympics with a little running thrown in" according to Hampton.
"We don't have barbed wire. We won't make you crawl through flames and we definitely won't make you climb through anything with electrical current. The only thing we take serious is the mud," she said. "The point is not to finish fast, but finish with style."
Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes during the run.
"About 90% of our participants dress in some sort of costume," says Hampton. "We have had everything from Oompa Loompas to three men in a tub. It gets very elaborate and very competitive."
According to Hampton, the biggest competition on race day is not winning the race, but for the "other" awards handed out. Competition categories in addition to the top three overall winners are: cleanest, dirtiest, best costume, best performance in the mud pit - to mention just a few.
(Source: Mud Run.com)