Our daughter, Ashton, along with a couple of friends signed up for a 5K. This was our daughter’s first 5K and she seemed a tad nervous as to what she might have gotten herself into because this wasn’t just any 5K. Nope, this was a “mud run”.
The Survivor Mud Run is a 5K run plus obstacle course. Most of these obstacles entail a series of ropes, tunnels, or slides through water and mud.This is more of a social 5K than a competitive event. Teams seem to coordinate their attire. Our girls went with a lime green shirt – Eat Clean, Train Dirty!
This sixty year old high school teacher from Boulder is covered in royal blue from head to toe and sporting a kilt for added character. According to his wife (we happen to be spectators standing next to each other) if there’s a 5K or 10K happening anywhere near Denver, he’s in!
It took my gals about an hour and a half to complete the course. They had a fun time and would do it again in a heart beat.
Ashton did end up sporting a couple of scrapes and bruises, but nothing that would stop her from competing again.
And to think, I thought I’d be able to walk away unscathed.
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