Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mad Mountain Mud Run to benefit Hands On! - A Child's Gallery

The fourth annual Mad Mountain Mud Run, the muddy obstacle course adventure race held in Hendersonville, is just a few weeks away.  Registration is open until May 20 – or until the field of racers is filled, but to guarantee an event t-shirt, registration must be on or before April 30.

Teams of four can register and choose to compete in one of three categories:  competitive, somewhat competitive, or “in it for fun.” 

The three-plus mile course welcomes racers with more than thirty obstacles and challenges, ranging from mud pits, rolls and crawls to swings, climbing challenges and swamp slush mush.  And back this year, for the most amazing athletes ( or mathletes), there’s a challenging math equation with clues at various obstacles throughout the course.  If you’ve got the brain agility, your team could win a great prize if you solve the equation correctly.

“The Mad Mountain Mud Run was huge its first year, and has grown every year since,” said Heather Boeke, executive director of Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery in Hendersonville, and the beneficiary of the event.  “We expect about 1,500 racers, tons of mud, new obstacles, and we’re excited to host a great festival for racers and spectators.  I’d also like to note that this event is made possible in large part by a great community partner, Hunter Subaru.”

“This is Hunter Auto Group’s 75th Anniversary in business, and we are certainly pleased to be a part of the Western North Carolina region, and this event has become one of our signature outreach events in the region each year,” said Randy Hunter, owner of Hunter Subaru.  “We care about our community, and the children’s museum has a huge, positive impact on the lives and education of so many families in our region.  This community has provided so much support to our family and business since 1940, we could not be prouder to have Hunter Subaru support Hands On! through the Mad Mountain Mud Run – it’s a great match for us!  Hey, we’re all about rugged, outdoorsy Subarus that look pretty good in the mud!”

For spectators and festival-goers, the venue for the event is a festival in full swing from noon to 7pm.  Music, food, beer and hard cider from Henderson County-based Sierra Nevada and  Naked Apple Hard Cider are offered.  Entry to the festival is free.  Food and beverages are available for sale.  And while organizers love pets of all kinds, the festival is a pet-free zone.

Teams should register soon for the May 30 event.  Registration information and more details, including festival information, are available at madmountainmudrun.com.

And of special note, these local sponsors make the event amazing for all – plus a great fund raiser for the children’s museum:  Hunter Subaru – Master of Mud presenting sponsor; Pardee Healthcare – Mad Mudslinger; Mudtastic Mates:  City of Hendersonville, Summit Marketing Group, integritive, Kimberly-Clark, Todd A. Webb CPA, P.C., Pace Construction and Demolition, Inc., NC Printing; Muddy Media Moguls – Mix 96.5 FM, Lamar Advertising, WNC Magazine; Muddobbers – Mast General Store, Two Men & A Truck, WNC Woman and Henderson County TDA; Mud Buds – Kathy & Bob Bushong, Foot Rx, Henderson Oil Company, The Home Depot, Minick Law, Mountain River Tap & Growlers, Tire Master, United Community Bank, Well-Adjusted Chriopractic, Acupuncture & Massage; Filthy Fitness Sponsors – Crossfit HVL and 9 Round.

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