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.
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.
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.
Participants ran to the next obstacle, involving climbing.
These pipes slowed things down a little.
You must crawl through the first set of pipes, climb through the higher short one and then crawl through the last set.
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.
I stayed clean and dry,
but not the kids.
Adult teams ran the 5 km race. Teams must use a fireman carry to arrive at a second set of pipes.
This bunny must be a judge;
he is so still.
The river, with a net over it, required getting further in the water and bending low.
Around the bend, was a slight river obstacle requiring a little climbing. Wow, the river gets deeper.
Now, participants climb out of the mud pit.
Fun, but very messy! These geese were rather vocal about all the people around their home.
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??