There are more obstacles, more water and more mud. Who could resist?
The annual Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run is Saturday in Lincoln. More than 1,800 people are registered.
Runners will wind through a maze, crawl through tunnels, cross creeks, drudge through the mud and try the balance beam extreme challenge, among other things. There are close to a dozen obstacles on the course, and six are new. The slip and slide, which leads to a mud pit, is twice as long, too.
“We always want to keep it fresh and new for the participants, and we like to have a lot of fun in designing our courses,” said Scott Ash, the director of operations for the Nebraska Sports Council.
Expect to see costumes – there's a contest after the event. Ash said he's seen just about every cartoon character, including Smurfs, the Incredible Hulk and the Super Mario Brothers. Sometimes a wedding party even makes an appearance.
There's also a team option. Each three-person group is tethered together by a 16-feet bungee rope and must complete the course together.
There will be food, music, awards and drinks after the race, including a free beer for those 21 and older.
The Lancaster Event Center is hosting the 1-, 3- and 6-mile race. Registration, which is available online, closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information, click here.
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