The Muddy Fox Trot, a family-friendly 5K mud run with a boot camp style obstacle course, returns to the West Shore Community College campus on Sat., July 23, with course flights starting at 10 a.m. and registration is now open.
The mud run will benefit the WSCC Foundation student scholarship fund and is sponsored, in part, by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.
The adult registration fee is $20 and the course will challenge the weekend warrior through seasoned athlete.
The day of the run, current WSCC students will be free with a valid student ID.
The grown-ups won’t be the only ones who get to play in the mud. There is no registration fee for ages 16 and under.
All participants will also receive a free complimentary lunch. A food concession will be available to spectators.
Organizers say while there will be challenges, many of the obstacles are similar to other mud runs. The course will include dredging through muddy trenches, scaling muddy hillsides, slogging through shallow water crossings, and climbing over wooden walls and bales of hay.
“These races are a great way for the community to do something fun and challenging while raising money for a very worthy cause,” says Mike Moore, race organizer and the college’s director of recreation services. “Our focus is creating a great event while raising money to support scholarships for many of the college’s deserving students.”
Post-run activities will include food, drinks, music, and a chance to meet the college mascot Westy the Fox. Commemorative t-shirts will be available to purchase.
“This is more about muddy memories than clean competition. It’s an entire day of family fun as participants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory. It is a unique experience for an incredible cause whether running or watching,” Moore adds.
Click here for registration details for the Muddy Fox Trot or find the event on Facebook.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Communications & Community Engagement