Chattanooga Mud Run Set For This Saturday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The 5K muddy military-style race will include 18 obstacles ranging from a water slide and mud pit to an icy dumpster dive and slippery slope. Rain or shine the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the fun will continue after the race until 2 p.m. with Chattanooga’s muddiest outdoor concert, the Mud Run After Party. The concert will include live performances by Chattanooga ‘s very own blues and rock & roll band, Rick Rushing & the Blue Strangers.

Online registration for individuals and teams remains open, and participants will have an opportunity to register on the day of the race.

The cost to enter the Chattanooga Mud Run is $275 for a team of five and $65 for individuals. Anyone 14 years and older can participate. Admission is free for spectators and families, friends, and co-workers are encouraged to attend to cheer on their favorite team and to enjoy a day of fun, food, music, and mud.

To obtain additional information or to register, visit www.chattanoogamudrun.com.


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