‘I wish there was more mud’
Participants enjoy run through obstacles in debut Y event
MEDINA – Skyler Smith turned 14 today. She told her father her wish: for the two of them to finish the Mud Run together.
So that’s what they did, running and crawling through mud pits, climbing over fallen trees, navigating through a field of tires and conquering a host of other obstacles.
“It was definitely fun,” Mr. Smith said. “It’s a really good family obstacle course.”
The Orleans County YMCA organized the event for 75 participants. It was the Y’s first Mud Run, events that are gaining popularity for their daring feats.
Organizers were happy with the 75 participants, by Y leaders are already considering a shift to the spring, when they think more participants will be eager to conquer the course after being holed up during the winter.
Lisa Cox and her son Austin both completed the run, which took participants through fields, the towpath and trails in the woods. Cox, 34, made a “mud angel” in the volleyball court at Sacred Heart Club, where the race ended.
She didn’t mind all of the obstacles, including a slope off the towpath that was hosed down by firefighters to make extra muddy.
“It was pretty fun,” Cox said. “I just wish there was more mud. I hope we get to do it again.”