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Red, White, & Blue Mud Run Scheduled For Saturday

(Le Mars) -- This coming Saturday will be the Red, White, and Blue Mud Run which will take place on the west side of Le Mars along the Floyd River.  The event originally was to occur in early summer, but was rescheduled since the area was flooded from the Memorial Day flooding.   Jay King with the Le Mars Police Department, is the mud run's coordinator.  He says most of the contestants that registered in the summer still plan to participate in Saturday's event.

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Similar mud run events have become popular within the region and across the nation.  King says the course will present a challenge featuring numerous natural obstacles.

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In addition to the natural obstacles, the event organizers have also placed several man-made obstacles for the course.  King says some of the man-made obstacles will remain a mystery, but he mentions contestants will find each obstacle different and an unique challenge.

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A portion of the course will require contestants to crawl under... through... and over a vehicles, as well as run through a set of tires, pass through some culvert pipes, and crawl on their stomach under barb wire.
King says there is a wide range of ages and addresses among the contestants.

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The mud run is free for spectators and King urges people to come and view the inaugural event.

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King says volunteers are still needed for the event, and you can contact the Le Mars Police department.  The mud run will begin with the first contestant starting at 9:00 a.m. and King says the race is not timed.  Organizers will have a staggered start, allowing for ten minutes between contestants.  He believes the event will continue through mid-afternoon.  King says the name of the event, Red...White...and Blue Mud Run was chosen not only to show patriotism, but it also identifies the event's sponsors.

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