Jon and I celebrated Cinco de Mayo by heading to glorious Carnesville, GA for the Muck Run 5k.
We arrived in time to drive around looking for the place. Down a few dirt/farm roads and we chance upon the race. GPS was not helping.
Park in the field and head to the start area.
We checked in and enjoyed the facilities.
This run is one of those mud runs with obstacles throughout the course. Distance is 5k and runners go off in waves of 200 an hour apart. We're expecting a slow 5k but extra fun.
In the distance we spy one of the upcoming obstacles that await us.
We line up at the start cross-county style in a line facing the first obstacle about 100 yards ahead.
Shotgun goes Boom! and away we go.
I'm using a new camera so lots of pics and video for this one as I test it out. Supposed to be waterproof so this one was a good test. Anyways we hit the first obstacle and we're backed up waiting our turn.
We went under the bamboo and into the woods. Jon's trailing me a bit here as we trot along.
Next was the tires.
We got our first taste of mud. The guy in front of me was digging a shoe out of the muck.
First water stop before we crawl through the mudpipe.
Several tires were scattered along the course.
There were hills.
And banjo music.
And spider webs.
And more mud.
We have to get down on all fours to crawl under the webbing here.
Then we slide into the creek to wash the mud off a bit.
Run up the creek for a while.
This was the only thing I failed completely. Couldn't do the monkey bars. Jon handled it no problem.
Out of the woods and almost done.
Yeah, we look pretty good.
Up and over the haybales.
Then the waterslide to finish. That one had the kids going around to do twice.
Nathan got a photo of us at the finish.
Food was next.
Nathan enjoyed the festivities while Jon and me got muddy.
We had a blast and I look forward to coming back next year. I need to work on my monkey bar skills.
I think our time was about 63 minutes. Slowest 5k ever!! But maybe the most fun.