Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grand Rapids Mud Run 2012

The third installment of the Grand Rapids Mud Run was the best yet!  Approximately 6000 runners participated for a grand crowd of compatriots navigating the many obstacles and slipping into the deceptively deep mud pits.

The course was the best yet.  The organizers are doing a great job of improving upon their work  each year.  I also appreciated the early packet pickup at Gazelle Sports the day before the run.  I waited in line for an hour to get the packets for my whole team, but it was so nice not having to worry about it on race morning.

Unfortunately, our traditional team of four was one short, as Jair sprained his ankle playing dodge ball this year.  But the hubby, Cat, and I still represented on Team Awesome!

Also unfortunate is the fact that I don't have any photos of us at our dirtiest.  I'll check the race photography when it gets released and add to this post.  But for now, here we after all the walls, tunnels, crawls, slides, pits, hills, slips, splats...and then a shower.

We asked a couple of people in the parking lot to take this picture, and they invited us to join their post-race tailgate.  How cool is that?!  They shared their beer and snacks with us, and we ended up hanging out for another hour after the race.

We will definitely be back next year!

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