The Battle Born Mudders will debut on Sept. 21 when it hosts the Mud Run at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.
Battle Born Mudders is a Carson Valley-based, not-for-profit organization “created to be a help and blessing for our local military families,” according to the organization’s website. This inaugural competition is geared to help members of the National Guard and International Guard, Battle Born Mudders organizer Hardy Lewis explained.
“Our plan is to assist local military families,” Lewis said. “There are a lot of families here in the Valley that have loved ones who are currently in the military or have been in the past, and we want to do what we can to help,” he said.
The Mud Run will be a challenging five-mile test for participants. The course, which participants will cover twice, will include seven obstacles over a span of 2.5 miles.
This will be an interesting test, according to the Battle Born Mudders Facebook page: “Five miles of the tough-est, filthy-est, fun-est, wall-climbing, rope swinging endurance running to be done in Northern Nevada. Come join us, have fun, test yourself, and support an extremely worth cause at the same time.”
Lewis indicated his goal is to attract up to 500 participants for the inaugural event. Registration is accepted online at the Battle Born Mudders website. Lewis added that anyone interested in helping sponsor the event may obtain information at the website. Volunteers are also needed to help put on the event.
Lewis said the entry fee is $40.
“We just want to give people an opportunity to come join us,” Lewis said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
This is the first of what Hardy hopes will be an ongoing series of Mudders competitions.
“We host challenging distance runs with multiple and imaginative obstacles to provide demanding, yet fun, fund-raisers, for the purpose of providing monetary support for our local Military who have given so much of themselves and their families in defense of our freedoms. We also recognize, what we do, would not be possible without the generous support from the wonderfully concerned people of the Carson Valley,” noted the Battle Born Mudders website.