Registration open for first Putnam County Habitat for Humanity Mud Run
Monday, Jul 2, 2012
Rick Woods, director of the Cookeville Leisure Services Department, and Jenny Crockett, mud run committee chair, stand at the future site of the mud pit at Cane Creek Park.
COOKEVILLE — It’s time to get dirty and for a good cause.
Putnam County Habitat for Humanity (PCHFH) is planning the Upper Cumberland’s first ever Mud Run, a combination of mud, sweat and fun. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, Cane Creek Park in Cookeville.
“Mud runs are all the craze in races right now,” Candice Allen, PCHFH development coordinator, said. “I never realized just how popular these races were until we started planning one of our own.”
The inaugural race is a 5K run consisting of more than a dozen obstacles including “The Mud Pit,” sponsored by Personal Training Studio of Cookeville. Other obstacles include “Up a Creek,” “Man Down” and “Swamp Tromp.”
The run is limited to the first 150 teams of five. Each team will be timed as they race the clock for first place. The first wave of teams will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $45 per person.
“This race can handle both the fierce competitor and the brave, thrill-seeking couch potato looking for the chance to get a little muddy,” Allen said.
PCHFH is encouraging registrants to have fun with this race. Contests are being organized for the best team name and the best costume. Music will be provided for entertainment by sponsoring radio stations, The Country Giant 94.7 and Magic 98.5.
All registrants will receive a T-shirt for participating and an additional prize will be given to those who finish as proof of their completion and for bragging rights. Coca-Cola will also provide water for the runners to recover post race.
“We expect and encourage runners from all over the region to travel to Cookeville to see if they can handle our Mud Run,” Allen said. “We want everyone to get dirty for a good cause.”
To register, go to www.habitatmudrun.com or call Allen at 528-1711, ext 7, for more information.
PCHFH is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with God and families in need. PCHFH strives to rid Putnam County of substandard housing and homelessness. To learn more about the ministry of PCHFH or to donate visit www.pchabitat.org or call (931) 528-1711.