WINNIPEG - The muddiest and largest obstacle course in the country is coming to Manitoba this year in support of nurses, after it was postponed during a time of uncertainty over the possibility of public health orders.
Mud Hero is welcoming both new and experienced runners alike who want to get covered in mud for both fun and a worthy cause on Saturday, July 10. The run will take place at the Hill Top Resort in Beaconia, Manitoba, near the southern tip of Lake Winnipeg, an hour northeast of the City of Winnipeg.
With 10 k and 6 k obstacle runs to choose from, as well as two shorter courses for kids ages 4 through 12, the event gives Manitobans a chance to challenge themselves, with a competitive heat in the 10 k that serves as a qualifier for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship. But other runs won’t be timed, so everyone can be free to run at their own pace.
Participants will enjoy plenty of other activities before and after taking on their obstacle course, including a Mud Bash after they cross the finish line. Refreshments, a DJ, and lots of entertainment will keep the energy high.
Each attendee who completes the race will get a Mud Hero finisher’s T-shirt and access to photos to celebrate the achievement, and temporary tattoos and finisher’s medals will also be presented.
Founded in 2012 by Toronto-based Crazy Canuck Events, Mud Hero has partnered with the Canadian Nurses Foundation to donate $25 from every race entry. They’re also asking racers to consider donating even more to the cause through their website, but you don’t have to race to donate.