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An inside look at the 2014 Mud Run on the Farm
An inside look at the 2014 Mud Run on the Farm
Christina Rivas-Louie

“It’s easier if you crawl!” said the Dell’Osso Family Farm staff.

Mud Run on the Farm
Christina Rivas-Louie

That piece of advice came in handy for many racers as they began the Mud Run on the Farm 5K race on Saturday.

Although the first obstacle, Nosebleed Heights, was a brief hill climb at Snow Tube Mountain, it was at the #2 obstacle named the Dirty Sanchez Mud Pit where staff encouraged participants to crawl as they found the footing needed to slog through the mud.

It was also at this obstacle that an effort was needed to get through the thigh-deep mud pit; also an early indication of what was to come as the race progressed. Not only did one have to cross the mud pit low enough to clear the horizontal hanging ropes, but the climb out of the mud pit was slippery.

View the Mud Run on the Farm YouTube video.

The thigh-deep mud pit theme echoed several times throughout the race this weekend as walkers and runners alike trekked through the three mile fun run. Mud runners, also known as mudders, met twenty-six obstacles with fitting names called the Surprise, the Mud Slider, and the Pyramid di Ropa.

The 5K ended with a challenging multiple mud pit finale. Spectators could be heard cheering as mud-soaked finishers completed each mud pit, crossed the finish line, and heard the finisher names announced.

Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, CA, is home to several family events throughout the year. In addition to Mud Run on the Farm, a 10K Mud Run is scheduled in September 2014, followed by the Pumpkin Maze in October, and Holidays on the Farm in November and December.

Learn more about Dell’Osso Family Farm on their website.