Marine Corps Base Hawaii MCCS & CLB-3 will host it's 21st Annual Swamp Romp on Saturday February 7, 2015!
Get your team together and plan to get muddy! The organizers are adding a new and challenging obstacles for next year's race. Online registration will begin early this year for extra savings to our early birds and faithful Swamp Rompers!
What is the Swamp Romp?
The dirtiest race of the year returns to MCB Hawaii. Get your teams ready for an exciting 3.5 mile run through the mud and dirt on board Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay. This unique run takes teams through the Nu’upia ponds and down the Fort Hase beach, over and under obstacles that challenge the strongest of competitors. The event is open to the public.
8 Tips for Mud Run Newbies
- Beginner Buzz-Kill: At the start, most participants don't really "take off" like you see in movies. Most of the time, you are sandwiched with others tip-toeing to the start line.
- Nerves Waiver: Your initial butterflies and anxiety will disappear within minutes of the race start while excitement and your "race high" kick in.
- Never Feet First: Jumping feet first into mud will get you stuck, literally and may cause you to lose a shoe. Ease in and watch out for the girl with the hose—she has bad aim.
- Less is More: With your race attire that is; the more you strut in, the more you carry in terms of water, mud, debris which means you will be bearing more weight along the course. Dress as if you were a teenage girl or wear 100 percent cotton shirts.
- You will get Muddy: By the race end, every crevice of your body will covered in or contained with mud and maybe, just maybe, that mud will stick around for a few days. Get used to it.
- The End isn't Really Near: You will finish the race then have to walk to your car then walk back to the race showers. You will be spending more time to and from then it would have taken you to finish the race. But, it's okay because that is all a part of the experience. If you want to prevent all of that nonsense, have a friend at the event who isn't running to take pictures so that said friend can hold a change of clothes for you, thus, saving you a trip to and from the car.
- No Shame in Your Game: Be prepared to shower partially clothed, partially naked with 100+ of your new mud run friends. What do you expect? It ain't the Four Seasons.
- Chee-Hoo: Revel in the glory when you're done. It's even better than you think and you're surrounded by countless others who have just been through the same life-changing experience. Take it all in and enjoy.