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A muddy good time awaits at Mudathlon

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Do you like to play dirty? Is rolling around and getting covered in mud your idea of a good way to spend a Saturday? Well, if you said "Yes" to either of those questions then here is the event for you. Just make plans to register and take part in Mudathlon taking place at the Niederman Family Farm in Liberty Township on Saturday, August 9.

Mudathlon A most unique event, Mudathlon is a mud soaked adventure that lets its participants tackle more than 40 challenging obstacles over a 3 mile course where mud is the key ingredient.

With names like the Mud Pit, Tunnel of Terror, Tire Tussle, the Cricked Creek Crossing, Slippery Slope and Cargo Cling & Climb, just some of the obstacles that participants will encounter are a 100 yard mucking mud pit (that you go through twice!) that is sure to suck your shoes off and a 75-100 foot adventure slide that sends you into a muddy pit.

The Top Mudathlete Award will be given to the top three overall male and female winners based on times completing the course. You can compete as an individual or as a team. You must be at least 12 years of age to participate in the main Mudathlon. However, there will also be a Kids Obstacle Course available for children 4-11 that includes ten age- appropriate muddy obstacles. All participating children will receive a bandana and a medal. Cost for the Kids Obstacle course is $10.

When Mudathlon is all over, never fear, there are plenty of showers available to clean off the mud that is sure to be sticking all over your body. You should still bring a towel and a change of clothes.

Make sure you stick around for all of the post Mudathlon festivities including a cookout with bratwurst and hamburgers and live musical entertainment provided by country and rock-n-roll bands.

Some Rules for Mudathlon Participants are forbidden to consume any alcohol until after the race. Participants must wear their race bib at all times while on the course.

Cost to participate in Mudathlon is $85 if you pick up your race packet prior to August 9 and $100 if you pick up your packet day of. The price includes the Mudathlon participation, a Mudathlon T-Shirt, the post race cookout, a medal that is also a bottle opener, a Mudathlon bandana, your parking and one ice cold beer for participants 21 and older. Admission for spectators is free. You must register to participate.

A Bit About Niederman Family Farm A family-owned working farm, the Niederman Family Farm offers activities to the public like Spring farm tours, Fall festivities (including a corn maze), year-round paintball with nine paintball courses) and a special Christmas Walk event and lighting display during the holiday season.

For more information about the Mudathlon or to register get online at www.mudathlon.com. The Niederman Family Farm is located at 5110 LeSourdsville -West Chester Rd. in Liberty Township, Ohio. Liberty Township is 129 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 2 hour, 20 minute drive.

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