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Race Preview: 2016 Mud, Sweat & Beers in Woodburn October 1

The Mud, Sweat & Beers is a 5k mud run (non-timed fun run, but there will be a clock set up) combined with access to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Brewfest; with all proceeds going to local charities. The event is organized and hosted by the Woodburn Rotary Club and the good folks at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm are letting runners make a mess at their place. Registration for the event (remember, it's the race AND the brewfest) is $45 when you sign up ahead of time and includes your mug as well as three tasting tickets (you can always buy more). If you sign up with a group of 4+, it's only $40/person. Best of all, in my opinion, is the fact that the first  wave for the 5k starts at 11a; you won't be waiting around too long before it's time to celebrate!

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.

The details:

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.

About Kelly Barten (1148 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

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