The run itself is sponsored by Silverton Health and Oregon State Credit Union, and to get a good idea of what to expect, just take a look at the photos on facebook from last year’s inaugural event. It’s not super challenging where you have to have actual upper-body strength, but it is pretty down and dirty. The race website describes the obstacles: “There will be a splash through the ponds, a hay bale hurdle obstacle, an over-under with irrigation pipe, ravine hill torture, and last but not least a slip and slide to get you from A to B quicker and rinse off the mud!” It goes on to say that if you’re having too much trouble with an obstacle, you are welcome to go around it. Either way, you’ll get your money’s worth of mud at this race.
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
What time: The 5k starts at 11a with a time-trial style start. Groups of 4 – 10 participants will take off together every few minutes with the last wave heading out at 1p.
Where: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm at 33814 S Meridian Road in Woodburn
Register: Online here ahead of time for $45/person ($40/person with 4+ in your group) or DOR starting at 10a for $50/person. Friends not running the Mud Run can also attend the Brewfest for $10 (mug + 3 taster tickets)
Once you’ve cleaned off a little bit and put on some warm clothes, you can head to the Brew Fest, which runs from noon until 5p. There are four local breweries (Golden Valley Brewery, Feckin Irish Brewing, Seven Brides Brewery, and Nectar Creek Mead) and one winery (Wooden Shoe Vineyards), plus a number of local food vendors. You can relax, try the various concoctions from the breweries, and listen to the music from three different bands.