Saturday volunteers got their hands
dirty setting up the course for the inaugural Red Dirt Mud Run in Nacogdoches
"It takes several weeks of guys
out here building obstacles to get them ready and safe for everyone," said
Richard Shade, President Nacogdoches Jaycees.
The Nacogdoches Jaycees, a local
service organization, are hosting the run to raise money for area non-profits.
Officials say that mud runs are a popular
hobby right now and they wanted to put a unique spin on a typical 5k race.
"Muddy obstacles, climbing over
wall, crawling under stuff, everything but fire and electricity is fair game,"
said Clayton Coulier, Environmental Consultant.
With obstacles such as climbing walls,
mud pits and ice baths participants will have to start training in advance.
Organizers hope that preparation for the race
will promote a healthier community and get people excited about being active.
"They're going to start training
their going to want to get in shape so they'll be active that one day but they'll
be active leading up to it," said Coulier.
Jaycees President Richard Shade says
this type of mud race is usually only found in larger cities and they hope the run
give the oldest town in Texas some publicity.
"The run its going to benefit the
community by bringing revenue in and helping all the local businesses," said
Officials say that this is only the beginning
and the mud is here to stay.
"The obstacles that we're
building are permanent," said Coulier.
The Red Dirt Mud Run will be Saturday
There will be three different heats
that day and officials say the race is for every fitness level, just scale to
For more information visit www.reddirtmudrun.com
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