Muddy Buddy Fun Run welcomes all to mud-filled event

Published 3:07 pm Thursday, September 3, 2015


Like to get dirty?

Then sign up for the second annual Muddy Buddy Fun Run at the Bill Reynolds Sports Complex on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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A course filled with obstacles will loop around the baseball fields and end in the parking lot with what the run’s organizers are calling the “muddy finish.”

Everything from monkey bars, to tunnels, to tires will stand between the runners and the finish line.

And, of course, there will be a whole lot of mud.

“There is not a clock ticking, there will be people encouraging them the whole way through,” Bainbridge Leisure Services Director Joey Lee said. “It’s not a competition. We have people at every station that are helping them and pushing them. It’s really just for fun.”

Lee is spending the week leading up to the race drenching the dirt around the fields in water to create a muddy track for runners.

Pre-registration is $30 and comes with a guaranteed T-Shirt. Registration the morning of the event is $35. Check-in is at 9 a.m. with runs starting at 10 a.m.

Though last year was for kids only, BLS has opened the run to adults after parents showed interest.

“Ages 7 to 14 is what we did last year, but this year we opened it up for adults too because we had parents interested in what we were doing,” said Valerie Faircloth, BLS Director of Activities and Programs. “So we will do different waves starting at different times.”

Faircloth also recommended runners duct tape their shoes, because they will come off in the mud.

For more information or to register, stop by the BLS building at 1707 E. Shotwell St., or contact Faircloth at