Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Register now for the 5th annual Mad Mountain Mud Run

The fifth 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 is an incredible event for our organization and for our community,” said Heather Boeke, executive director of Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery in Hendersonville, and the beneficiary of the event.  “We expect tons of mud, new obstacles, and we’re excited to host a great festival for racers and spectators.  And, of course, this event is made possible in large part by a great community partner, Hunter Subaru.”

“We are certainly pleased to be a part of the Western North Carolina region, and this event has become on 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 children in our area. This community has provided so much support to our family and business since 1940, and 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!  We are 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.  Live music from The Stipe Brothers, 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 June 4 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, Kimberly-Clark, Pace Construction and Demolition, Inc., NC Printing; Muddy Media Moguls –105.9 The Mountain, Lamar Advertising, WNC Magazine; Muddobbers – BGW CPA, Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Mast General Store, Two Men & A Truck, WNC Woman; Mud Buds – Kathy & Bob Bushong, Foot Rx, Henderson Oil Company, The Home Depot, Mountain River Tap & Growlers & United Community Bank.

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