Run, walk, crawl or fall down the mud hole to the sixth annual Brave the Mud Run. It is set for Saturday, August 18, 8:00 am, at the Leflore County Fairgrounds.
Brave the Mud Run is the only local mud run that benefits the Women’s Crisis Services and the only fundraiser they host each year. The monies raised stay in the community and used at the shelter to purchase things like Christmas and birthday gifts for women and children, new beds and bedding, appliances and everyday necessities. “WCS provides nearly half a million dollars in yearly contract services to assist local victims,” stated Deanna Chancellor, Executive Director of the Women’s Crisis Services. “The community continues to amaze us year after year by either sponsoring or participating in the event,” Chancellor stated.
As always, the mud run will start and end at the Leflore County fairgrounds. Mudders will encounter some favorite obstacles like the Barn Burner and some new ones as well. Every participant earns a custom finisher’s medal. This event is also professionally chip-timed. Awards will be given for overall finishers, age divisions for individuals and teams and the best Alice in Wonderland-themed costumes or group t-shirt.
The race is set up in waves again this year as it was well received from participants last year, Waves will start at 8:00 am for very competitive racers, 8:15 am is for the somewhat competitive, 8:30 am for sort-of competitive, and 8:45 am start time is for the fun lovin’ racers. Race fees are $45 per person individually or $40 per team member for teams of three or more. Registration forms can be found on the Brave the Mud Run Facebook page, The Coffee Cup, or participants can register online at www.runsignup.com/Race/OK/Poteau/BravetheMudRun
Early packet pick-up will be at the Days Inn from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 17. If you can’t pick-up early, packet pick-up will begin at 7:00 am on Saturday.
Contact Glenda Wise, 918.839.4785 or for more information. Organizers also encourage you to watch their Facebook page, Brave the Mud Run, for information regarding the events.
Get ready to follow us down the mud hole and get signed up today!