Dirty race will benefit Family Crisis Center
Leadership Porterville to host first Mud Run
Leadership Porterville is hosting its first Mud Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Porterville Sports Complex.
Preregistered teams, in the men’s, women’s and co-ed categories, will be able to compete in the race. A special kids course, for kids 12 and under, will also be available and is free to the public. However, a waiver must be signed before kids can partake and parental supervision is required.
Check in for participants begins at 8 a.m.
All are welcome to attend and watch.
The race is comprised of many obstacles including water crossings, tire obstacles, tunnel crawls, mud pits and more.
Alex Reed-Krase, Esq. and treasurer of Leadership Porterville, explained that the overall event is a foot race, but there is no time limit.
“Teams of five will compete to get through the course as quickly as possible,” said Reed-Krase. “ The team starts together and helps each other over all of the obstacles. [They are] meant to do the race together as a team.”
The mile-long course, made up of loose dirt, consists of barriers including trenches, bends, and swings that the participants will have to navigate.
Proceeds, from the event will be used to revamp the Family Crisis Center facilities. According to Reed-Krase, improvements include building a shade structure in the playground area and fixing up gates.
Parking will be available at the Sports Complex. There is no cost to race the race.