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HaysMed, FHSU sponsor Big Creek Mud Run

7/30/2012

Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

HaysMed's Center for Health Improvement and Fort Hays State University are sponsoring the Big Creek Mud Run on Aug. 26.

The mud run is a 2-mile obstacle course that winds through the Fort Hays State University campus. Participants should be ready to "get their dirty on" as they jump, crawl and climb through mud and other obstacles.

"The Mud Run was so successful last year that we are excited to once again host this event," said Stephanie Schaffer, fitness director for the Center for Health Improvement. "People loved the event last year, and we are adding some additional features to make it even better."

This year's event will include a kids mud bath that begins at 1 p.m. Children will be allowed to "get their dirty on" after the last wave of competitors has completed the course. No obstacles, just plenty of mud.

The Mud Run is carried out in heats of 30 people. The first wave begins at 8:30 a.m., and a new wave starts every 30 minutes with the last one beginning at 12:30 p.m. You can run in your own wave or get your friends together and all run in the same wave.

Deadline for registration is Aug. 22. The fee is $25 for participants, and they must be 18 years and older. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a free lunch. Live music and food will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their families and friends.

For more information about the event or to register, visit www.thecenter.haysmed.com/mudrun.

Call Kelly at the Center at (785) 623-6324 or Emily at Fort Hays State University at (785) 628-5908 with questions.