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Muck and Mire 3 at Durango Mountain Resort on Aug. 9

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Durango Mountain Resort announced today that it will host the third annual First National Bank of Durango Muck and Mire Mud Adventure Race on Saturday, Aug. 9, with more mud and new and improved obstacles in three races: the 10K, 5K and 1 mile Mini Muck and Mire for kids.

The 10K race includes more than 20 obstacles, like a mud pit, high hurdles, tires, slip-n-slide, cargo nets, culvert crawl, balance beam, a moose pond, wall climbs and more. Prizes are given for the top three fastest times.

The 5K Muck & Mire event is designed for families and recreational contenders. During this event, you’ll traverse log jams and hay bales, scale rock gardens and walls, negotiate mud pits and more.

Kids 12 and under can participate in the Backcountry Experience Mini Muck and Mire 1 mile fun run following the 5K and 10K events. The Mini Muck and Mire includes some of the best obstacles, like the mud pit, hay bales, culvert crawl, wall climb and more. Prize packs will be given to participants.

A post-event celebration, complete with a Steamworks Beer Garden and products from Durango Coca-Cola, features awards and prizes for best costume and other giveaways.

This year’s beneficiary is Food for La Plata Kids, which is helping gather donations for the Manna Soup Kitchen Kids Backpack Program, the Bayfield Snack Pack Program and the Ignacio Snack Program. These programs are designed to distribute food to La Plata County kids to provide the essential nourishment needed for their growing bodies. Throughout the school year, backpacks are filled with nutritious food and given to children each Friday to take home to their families.

During the months of July and August, drop off new or gently-used backpacks, non-perishable food items, or monetary donation at any of the First National Bank of Durango locations in Durango and Bayfield and the Durango Mountain Resort Ticket Office and office in town.

Special lodging packages are available to participants. Save 20% on one night slopeside lodging over the weekend. Book lodging reservations by going online to, or call 800-525-0892 and mention Muck and Mire.

Participants can register for the race at Registration is $75 for the 10K (ages 13+), $60 for the 5K (ages 13+), $20 for kids 12 and under for each event. Those 12 and under participating in the Mini Muck and Mire Fun Run are $5. 10K and 5K participants receive a t-shirt with registration, and the Mini Muck & Mire participants receive a goodie bag compliments of Backcountry Experience. All of the proceeds from the Mini Muck and Mire benefit Food for La Plata Kids.

Childcare is available during the race from 8 a.m. to noon. Activities will be planned for ages 6 months through 6 years. Childcare services are based out of the Snow Monster’s Den, located on the second level of Purgatory Village Center. Snacks and fun activities will be provided. Reservations are required: or call 970-385-2144.

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