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Race Preview: 2018 Sandelie Mud Run (West Linn)

If you like doing mud runs but want to skip out on all the man-made obstacles many adventure races employ, come out on January 13th for the Sandelie Mud Run in West Linn. This cross-country style 5k and 10k is on Sandelie Golf Course and the course is just as Mother Nature made it without the addition of more mud, water, or obstacles. Since it’s January, there should be some mud for you to trek through, though it’s anyone’s guess what it will be like on race day. Last year, there was snow and the year before it was a sloppy mess, so who knows what you’ll find this year. No matter the conditions, there will be a race, so get ready!!

Both the 5k and 10k will start at the same time but will split up after the first mile. The whole course is on turf and trail, and it will be chip timed. Most of the route is flat, though there are some trail challenges on the 10k course. The route is clearly marked, but people do get lost every year. Don’t worry too much about that though, as there will be enough people out there to help you find your way. No dogs will be allowed and no cross country spiked shoes or spikes of any kind, please! If you wish to wear an old pair of trail shoes or tennis shoes, feel free to leave them behind for donation to local charities after the race. There will be a place to change after the race, so bring your extra clothes so you don’t have to go home totally filthy.

A portion of the proceeds from this race will benefit the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR) and there is a “Fill the Boot” campaign that Friday and Saturday. 100% of the funds that go into the fire fighter boots will go to TVFR.

This is a no-frills race, so there will be no vendor tents before or after the race. There is also technically no awards ceremony, but if you place in the top  3 in your age division, you will get a “Top Finisher” medal (actually a golf ball!) The race organizers are working on finding a place for people to stay warm and dry before the race, but you might want to plan on hanging out in your car with the heat on until about 10 minutes before the race starts. A shirt is not included in the registration cost this year, but there will be a few sweatshirts available for purchase on race day for $35 on a first come, first serve basis. The design will be similar to what it was last year.

2018 has been announced as the very last year of the Sandelie Mud Run. There’s no guarantee that this race won’t be back in the future, but there are no plans for it to continue. The race is also limited to 250 participants, so register today before you miss out forever!



What: 2018 Sandelie Mud Run 5k /10k

When: January 13th, 2018 at 9:00AM

Where: Sandelie Golf Course (28333 SW Mountain Road, West Linn OR 97068.) Parking is limited, so please try to carpool.

Register: Here. Paper registration is no longer available for pre-registration. You have the option of signing up on race day at the Sandelie Golf Course.

Registration Cost: 5k is $23, 10k is $27. Fees increase after 1/5/18 and will be slightly higher on race day.

Packet Pick-Up: Race day inside the proshop at Sandelie Golf Course (28333 SW Mountain Road, West Linn, OR)

About Nikki Mueller (362 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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