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Race Preview: 2018 Mud Madness (Salem)

Are you ready to get dirty? Fordyce Farm in Salem is hosting the 6th Annual Mud Madness on August 25. This muddy obstacle course event is family friendly and includes a 5K and a 1.7 mile course. Both courses include obstacles and, of course, mud. Some of the obstacles you can expect to encounter are a tire climb, a 100 foot water slide, a wall climb, monkey bars, and lots of mud. If you want to get really muddy, run the Challenger Course, which is the main course, but later in the day so the 500 foot mud bog (with extra water added) is a “shoe sucking monster.”

100 foot water slide at Mud Madness.

After you and the whole family make it through the mud and obstacles, stick around for the after party. Don’t worry, water for rinsing off is available so that you can enjoy the party minus the mud. Then, take advantage of your free beer or soda (one free for each participant) and listen to live music. You can also enjoy Fordyce Farm with a hayride or just sit and enjoy the music.


Mud Madness Details

Date: Saturday, August 25

Times: 9:00 A.M. – Pro 5K
10:30 A.M. – Fun Run Main
11:30 A.M. – Challenger

Location: Fordyce Farms, 7023 Sunnyview Rd NE, Salem

Entry Fees: $35 – Pro 5K Course
$30 – Challenger Run
$25 – Fun Run Main

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (413 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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