Building Bridges Mud Run is Sept. 13

Aug 26, 2014

Haywood County’s first ever Building Bridges Mud Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Wayensville Recration Center. The event will have a 9 a.m. staggered start run, beginning with advanced “mudders” and concluding with beginners.

The course is about 3.5 miles long and will involve traversing creeks, hills, multiple mud pits, various obstacles, and a slippery surprise for the finish. Each obstacle will be monitored to verify completion. If at any time an obstacle is not completed, a time penalty will be assessed.

Participants should wear spandex, old shoes, old pants and as little cotton as possible. It is extremely important that participants bring a change of clothing, large towel and trash bag for the muddy clothing and ride home. Showers will be provided on site.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team in each category and fastest individual. Time will be monitored by Right on Time Productions. Each team will have a single timing chip to monitor pace. These times will be available via Right on Time Production's website following the race and also posted at the course.

Proceeds of the Building Bridges Mud Run will go to the Canton Lions Club and Lions Club International. The mission of Canton Lions Club and Lions Club International is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

More information will be provided as the date gets closer in regards to parking and arrival time. It is imperative each member of the team has signed the provided waiver. A mud run can be strenuous and tasking on the body — those with any reservations in regards to their health are not encouraged to participate.

An information packet will be available closer to the date of the run. For information, visit or