The Inaugural Mountaineer Mud Run a Massive Success; Check Out the Photos of the Mud-Caked Fun Here!

Published Monday, September 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm
The starting line

The starting line

by Madison V. Fisler 

Sept. 16, 2013. On Sept. 14, the inaugural Mountaineer Mud Run took place at the High Country Fairgrounds. Hundreds of athletes competed as individuals or as teams as they bogged through the course riddled with mud, dirt, obstacles and more. 

The run proved to be a demanding physical effort for all participants, individual or in teams, who raced through more than three miles of muddy terrain, featuring climbing obstacles, rivers, mud pits and much more. This challenging course dirtied up even the most seasoned of mud run veterans.

The event raised money for the Kiwanis Club of Boone, according to Kenny Johnson, who coordinates the event. 

But this event wasn’t all about the run. The Mountaineer Mud Run came complete with its own festival, featuring live music, food and lots of fun for runners and spectators of all ages. There was even a proposal at the finish line-don’t worry, she said yes!

“We had close to to 500 people out there and we had several families come out to watch runners. We even had some people come from out of state from as far as West Virginia,” Johnson said. 

Johnson would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and people who helped to make this event possible.

“We had a great time, and we are looking forward to hopefully doing another one in the spring!”

The top 20 finishers of the Mountaineer Mud Run are:

  • Caleb Critcher
  • Ian Winek
  • Anthony Richardson
  • Brittany Richardson
  • Jasmine Davis
  • Brent Harrison
  • Daniel Wood
  • Tracie Haines
  • Michael Hagelios
  • Catie Green
  • Charles Draper
  • Josh Fleming
  • Laura Clabbatz
  • Christian Romeiser
  • Garrett Blakeley
  • David Blakeley
  • Elias Norman
  • Phil Norman
  • Nathan Ward

For more information and other finishers, click here

Miss out on all the fun in the mud? No worries, we’ve got all the photos you need right here!

Photos by Ken Ketchie 

Getting ready!

Getting ready!

 

Aww!

Aww!

 

What an accomplishment

What an accomplishment

 

All smiles

All smiles

 

Nice and muddy

Nice and muddy

 

Pushing their way through

Pushing their way through

 

First wave gets through

First wave gets through

 

Runners prepare to set out

Runners prepare to set out

 

Getting muddy

Getting muddy

 

Just a little bit muddy

Just a little bit muddy

 

Powering through it

Powering through it

 

Working through the mud

Working through the mud

 

Fun in the mud

Fun in the mud

 

Powering through it

Powering through it

 

Mudslide!

Mudslide!

 

Running through the mud

Running through the mud

 

Teamwork

Teamwork

 

Runners hit an obstacle

Runners hit an obstacle

 

Running through the mud

Running through the mud

 

Happy to be muddin'

Happy to be muddin’

 

Some ran in unconventional gear

Some ran in unconventional gear

 

Runners hit an obstacle

Runners hit an obstacle

 

Yet another obstacle

Yet another obstacle

 

Posing all pretty

Posing all pretty

 

Just a little bit of mud

Just a little bit of mud

 

Getting just a little but muddy

Getting just a little but muddy

 

Crawling through the mud

Crawling through the mud

 

Getting muddy

Getting muddy

 

Hitting an obstacle

Hitting an obstacle

 

Mud crawl!

Mud crawl!

 

Crawling through the mud

Crawling through the mud

 

Crawling through the mud

Crawling through the mud

 

Crawling through the mud

Crawling through the mud

 

Almost there

Almost there

 

Making it to the end

Making it to the end

 

Getting hosed off at the end

Getting hosed off at the end

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