Minooka Mud Run set for March 16By Emily Etheredge Published 11:54am Friday, January 18, 2013
“A lot of times with mud runs people will get a team of friends together and race and it is more about having fun with one another,” Arrington said. “There are some hard core racers who focus on how much time it takes them to finish and being first ,but for the most part people who participate in this type of race are in it to have a good time.”
Arrington said racers should wear clothing that can get wet and muddy including tennis shoes that are breathable for water.
“Everyone that is thinking about participating needs to know they will get muddy,” Arrington said.
The race will start at 8 a.m. with racers being separated into “flights.”
Arrington said the number of flights in the race will be dependent on how many show up but those in a team will not be separated and can participate in the same flight.
Those interested in racing are encouraged to register early and can pick up applications at both Cornerstone Fitness and Wellness in Clanton or at Minooka Park in Jemison.
Applications are also available online at www.minookapark.org, www.active.com, or www.cornerstonefitnesswellness.com.
Arrington said those that pre-register for the race are guaranteed a Minooka Mudder T-shirt and those that register the day of the race will more than likely receive a shirt but there are no guarantees.
“It would be best for everyone to pre-register because you will be guaranteed a T-shirt,” Arrington said. “We will have T-shirts at the race but it will be hard to know how many we might have racing so it would be better to pre-register.”
The course is 3.2 miles long and open to all ages that are interested in racing.
“We think this is going to be a great event with a lot of fun,” Baker said. “I have already been talking to people who are trying to get some teams formed and they are really looking forward to it.”
Arrington also added there will be an area for racers to wash the mud off after the race.
Arrington said the race will end in the RV campground so anyone participating or wanting a good view of the finish line should call for reservations in the campground at (205) 312-1376.