Registration Now Open For 4th Annual Chattanooga Mud Run

Thursday, May 16, 2013
The fourth annual Chattanooga Mud Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. at Greenway Farms, a 180-acre city park in Hixson. The cost to enter the 5K Race is $250 for a team of five. Proceeds raised from the Chattanooga Mud Run benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area.

“The Chattanooga Mud Run has attracted more than 5,000 participants over the past two years and we are expecting even more participants this year as we are creating a bigger, better, and muddier obstacle course,” said Jason Farmer, event chairman and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area board member.
“This fun loving family competition attracts everyone from extreme athletes to soccer moms as we have a little something for everybody!”

Team registration is now open and since the race is limited to 600 teams, event organizers encourage teams to sign up early as in years past team slots sold out fast. To register or to inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit www.chattanoogamudrun.com or call 423 933-2700.

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