Hard as Nails Mud Race

It’s Zeb the Duck again.  Mom and I went to the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Colorado for the Hard as Nails Obstacle and Mud Race.

Starting point for Hard as Nails Mud Race

Starting point for Hard as Nails Mud Race

My first mud race!

Participants, not us, ran or jogged, conquered obstacles, climbed in mud, waded in the river and slid down the slip and slide.

Sliding on wet slide

Sliding on wet slide

Watching was great, but I’m glad we did not participate in this. By the time we left, it was cool and we felt a light drizzle.

This watery slip and slide looked like a lot of fun.

I think this would be fun!

I think this would be fun!

Participants ran to the next obstacle, involving climbing.

Next obstacle

Next obstacle

These pipes slowed things down a little.

Obstacles

Obstacles

You must crawl through the first set of pipes, climb through the higher short one and then crawl through the last set.

Professional photographers at the scene.

Professional photographers at the scene.

Younger children, accompanied by an adult ran the .5 km race. Older children ran the 1 km race.

Next, let’s get a little muddy at the Mud Mixer.

Yep--mud

Yep–mud

I stayed clean and dry,

In there??

In there??

but not the kids.

Fun for kids?

Fun for kids?  And ducks??

Adult teams ran the 5 km race. Teams must use a fireman carry to arrive at a second set of pipes.

Fireman carry?  I am by the second sign

Fireman carry? I am by the second sign

This bunny must be a judge;

So still

He is real and alive

he is so still.

The river, with a net over it, required getting further in the water and bending low.

Previous participant lost a race number

Previous participants lost race numbers

Up they go

Up they go

Around the bend, was a slight river obstacle requiring a little climbing. Wow, the river gets deeper.

Deeper and cold river

Deeper and cold river

Now, participants climb out of the mud pit.

Climb up mud wall

Climb up mud wall

Fun, but very messy! These geese were rather vocal about all the people around their home.

Geese talking to racers

Geese talking to racers

There was a beer garden, music and some venders.

Part of the profit went to Growing Home, a local charity that fights poverty for families. This was an entertaining day and also helped people.  We hope you go to a mud race near you.  They are fun.  Maybe you will participate.  Maybe we will next time??

Through the river

Through the river

 

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