Prepare to get dirty at 5th Annual Hurricane Mud Run

HURRICANE, Utah (May 10, 2017) – Those looking for a twist to their exercise regimen – and who don’t mind getting dirty – are in for a treat during the 5th annual Hurricane Mud Run on May 13. Open heats for the approximate 3-mile course begin at 8:45 a.m.


“We may have the finest mud hole in the known universe – the red clay mixes up well,” said Chris Mathisen, Race and Marketing Director for Red Dog Events, which puts on the Hurricane Mud Run. “Our competitors revel in the challenge of the course and all its filthy glory.”


The Hurricane Mud Run involves a variety of physical tests, including distance running, rope swings, wall climbing and poles to crawl under. There is also a free kiddie run, which is a miniature version of the normal course.


Corporate teams are encouraged to get involved to help foster a stronger sense of workplace unity.


“Mud runs are about more than just getting dirty. They build a tremendous amount of camaraderie between the participants,” said Kevin Lewis, Director of the St. George Area Sports Commission. “The rush of the challenge makes this race amazing.”


Mathisen said he is expecting approximately 400 competitors, 30 percent of whom are from outside the region.


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About the Office of Sports and Recreation

The St. George Area Sports Commission was established by the Washington County Commission to help responsibly grow the sports and recreation economy in Washington County, Utah, through the promotion and development of sports, and outdoor recreation.