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Carmel Valley residents, are you ready to get down and dirty? While the Del Mar Mud Run doesn’t descend on the Del Mar Fairgrounds until October, registration has already started!
If you weren’t sold at the words “mud run,” the details that follow are sure to convince you that this is the greatest charity run to hit San Diego.
What is a mud run? It is exactly as it sounds: a 5K run in and through piles of mud, slithering under and climbing over a smorgasbord of obstacles along the way. If that’s not enough for you, there’s also an after party to celebrate your domination of the run.
Why should you sign up? Other than the obvious, because it is fun, those who purchase VIP tickets contribute to the goal of raising $25,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The Foundation helps injured athletes, including amputees, some of whom have served in the military, to participate in this event. Click here to read heart-warming and inspirational stories of some of the people whom this charity has previously sponsored. A VIP ticket costs $100. If you do not want to donate, the cost of registration is $55 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the mud run website.
When is it? October 5, 2013, with eight waves commencing at 8 a.m. and every hour thereafter until the final wave at 3 p.m. When you sign up, you will choose either a morning or an afternoon time slot, and then, based on your preference, you will be notified of your specific wave time.
My last morsel of advice? Be on the look-out for celebrities as the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County was spotted slinging mud in Del Mar in 2011.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Darcie Czajkowski lives, works, and plays in Carmel Valley. While she is a securities litigation attorney by day, her passions lie in writing, cooking, and traveling. She has written two women’s fiction novels and is pursuing publication. She also enjoys playing tennis, hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve, and frequenting North County’s best happy hour spots.