The first annual Chattanooga Mud Run will be held at Greenway Farms on Aug. 28 at 8 a.m. to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.
Sponsored by Capital Toyota and Toyota of Cleveland, the Mud Run will be a 5K-style run featuring a military-style obstacle course with most of the obstacles surrounded by (or consisting entirely of) mud.
The Mud Run is a team based event. Teams are to be comprised of five participants ages 14 and up. Registration is currently underway at www.ChattanoogaMudRun.com
“The Mud Run is poised to become one of our most unique and interesting fundraising events,” said Pete Palmer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga. “We’re always looking for new, exciting ways to expand our role and serving capacity in the Chattanooga area. The Mud Run concept has taken off in other communities, and we are thrilled to host the first one here in Chattanooga to build affordable homes for economically disadvantaged families.”
The Mud Run will feature a 3.2 mile course with several obstacles along the way. Teams will have to traverse muddy belly crawls, slippery hill climbs, mazes, wooden walls and mud pits. The course is achievable for all competitive levels and is intended for active enthusiasts looking for a unique challenge.
The Mud Run will take place at Greenway Farms in Hixson off Hamill Road. Awards will be given to the top two teams in the following divisions: Overall, Top Male, Top Female, Top Coed, and Top Youth (18 and under).
Registration for the Mud Run is $125/team of five until Aug. 6. To register, visit www.ChattanoogaMudRun.com. Packet pickup for the event will take place 5-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. in Coolidge Park.
Additional sponsorship has been provided by Regions Bank, Big River Grille, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Greenlife Grocery and East Chattanooga Lumber.