The Muddy Fox Trot, a family-friendly 5K mud run with a boot camp style obstacle course, returns for the third year to the West Shore Community College campus on Sat., July 22, with course flights starting at 10 a.m.
The mud run will benefit the WSCC Foundation student scholarship fund and is sponsored, in part, by Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital and WMOM.
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.
T-shirts are free for all pre-registered participants. When registering, a t-shirt size can be selected online.
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.
“It’s an entire day of family fun as participants slip, slide, and slosh their way to victory while raising scholarship money for many of the college’s deserving students,” says Mike Moore, race organizer and the college’s director of recreation services. “Our focus is on creating a unique event and the improved course will make it a memorable one whether running or watching.”
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.
Registration details for the Muddy Fox Trot can be found online or find the event on Facebook.