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Mud run planned this summer

5/13/2012

Special to The Hays Daily News

Registration is now open for the second annual 2-mile Big Creek Mud Run, where a muddy obstacle course meets boot camp. The race is sponsored by Fort Hays State University and the Center for Health Improvement.

The run, east of Gross Memorial Coliseum on the FHSU campus, is 2 miles of jumping, running and crawling. It is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26. The entry deadline is Aug. 22. The registration fee is $25. Participants must be 18 years or older.

A kid's mud bath for ages 3 and older starts at 1 p.m. Food and live music will be a part of the celebration.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the first wave of runners will begin at 8:30 a.m. A new wave begins every 30 minutes with the last one beginning at 12:30 p.m. A maximum of 30 people are permitted in each wave.

Emily Washburn, assistant director of the Tiger Wellness Center and instructor of health and human performance, is seeking volunteers to help with the event.

"We are in the planning stages of the event and want to reach out to our Tiger family for help. If you are interested in volunteering, contact me," she said.

To volunteer, contact Washburn at (785) 628-5908 or email eewashburn@fhsu.edu.

To register or for more information to go www.thecenter.haysmed.com/mudrun.