Mudd, sweat and tears, oh my!

The muddy five and 10 km courses had over 350 people crawling, climbing, swimming, carrying and dragging themselves over obstacles.

All photos by Tamara Hynd

Warnings that the Mudd, Sweat & Tears Rockies run is not for the faint of heart or the unprepared are accurate. It is perfect for those with a sense of adventure and a whole pile of grit.

The muddy five and 10 km courses had over 350 people crawling, climbing, swimming, carrying and dragging themselves, and at times their fellow competitors, over a series of walls, tires, mud pits and rope climbs in between the mountain trail climbs at the Fernie Alpine Resort today.

At the finish line Ginette Ouimet from Calgary explained, “It’s was delicious. I felt like I was running for my life. It’s not like running on the street. It’s much more diverse in the mountains. Everyone should try it once. You’ll be addicted.”

Teammate Leanne Ravenhill added, “I’m still smiling even though I’m sore.”

The course looped through the natural features of the terrain. One seemingly harmless bog had racers surprised to find themselves thigh high in muck with some shoes getting stuck.

Team racer Dana Reel commented, “You just have to show up with adrenalin.” Her team finished the 10 km course in fine form even though it was the first race of this kind for everyone on her team.

MST offers five km and 10 km obstacle course mud run events of extreme proportion in six locations in Canada this summer designed to challenge and test racers resolve.

There is a charitable component to all this as MST donates a percentage of net profits from all events to Breakfast Clubs of Canada.  Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing services and funding to school breakfast programs across the country.


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