Team Discount For Mud Run Ends June 30

Monday, June 23, 2014
Chattanooga Mud Run
Chattanooga Mud Run

This is the last week to register a team (comprising of five participants) for the Chattanooga Mud Run at a discounted rate of $225 – a savings of $25.  This discount will be offered through June 30. 

The 5K muddy obstacle, now in its 5th year, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8:30 a.m. at Greenway Farms, a 180-acre city park in Hixson.  Proceeds raised from the Chattanooga Mud Run benefits Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area.

Individuals as well as teams will climb walls, trudge through icy mud baths, crawl through tunnels and complete more than 20 man-made obstacles.  The race is open to anyone 14 years and older.

To register for the largest and muddiest race in the Chattanooga area or to inquire about corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit

chattanoogamudrun.com">www.chattanoogamudrun.com or call 756-0507.



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