Mud race draws hundreds to Minooka Park

Published 9:07 am Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Arrington said even though temperatures on Saturday reached 70 degrees, the water and mud was frigid.

“If you got wet or muddy it was cold,” Arrington said.

Race organizers have already started planning the next mud run with hopes to make the race an annual event.

Arrington said the race also boosted interest in Minooka Park as many who came to observe the race stayed in the park’s campground.

“The race brought in a lot of people that maybe wouldn’t have visited the park prior to the race,” Arrington said. “We got a lot of positive comments from people saying they enjoyed the park and hopefully they will continue to come back and visit.”

Although there were some technical difficulties with the timer machine tracking the times of racers, the top finishers of the race were:

In the fastest men category, Douglas Mims in first place with a time of 31:02, Frederick Yarenko in second place with a time of 32:30 and David Reiter in third place with a time of 34:22.

The top three women included first place winner Kate Broadhead with a time of 38:14, Emma Deason in second place with a time of 52:05 and Mia Deason in third place with a time of 52:07.9.

Junior winners were Jace Gardner with a time of 47:45 and Maddi Price with a time of 1.00.10.

All race times will be posted on the Cornerstone Fitness and Wellness website at, or Minooka Park’s website at