6 Reasons to Run the JCB MudFest

The JCB Mudfest isn't for the faint of heart. If you're prepared to get dirtier than you ever have before, here are 6 reasons you should sign up now.
Don't underestimate the power of a little mud. When you're wading through thick, muddy goodness you're adrenaline gets going, your heart gets pumping, and you'll feel more alive than you ever have before.

If you're on the fence about signing up for the JCB Mud Fest, we've got quite a few reasons for you to jump on over it into a heaping pile of mud.


1. It's for Everyone

The JCB MudFest is designed so that runners of every fitness level will be able to participate. The traditional five mile course will include tons of new challenging obstacles, as well as tried and true favorites. Plus, they are now offering a 5K course, for runners who don't think they can go the full distance. 


2. It's New and Improved

If you've ran the JCB Mud Run in the past, you won't be bored with this one. The folks at JCB have added new challenges and obstacles to throw off even the most experienced mud runner. 


3. The Party Pit

The Post Race Party Pit makes the grueling run oh-so worth it. The party begins as soon as the first runner crosses the finish line, and is free for all race participants. There will be tons of food, drinks (including ice cold beer) and music. Plus, this year the pit will feature a Battle of the Bands competition. Local bands will be duking it out for top prize voted on by runners and spectators. If the free beer wasn't enough to entice you, the awesome music should do the trick.


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4. The Teamwork and Camaraderie

Mud runs aren't like normal races. With the added difficulty of the obstacles, a mud run becomes an opportunity for you and a partner/friend/spouse/coworker to work as a team throughout the competition. It's a great team-building exercise because it forces you and your teammate to work together under some gruesome circumstances. 


5. It's All for A Good Cause

All proceeds from the event go to the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development, which provides educational instruction and guidance to children from six weeks to five years of age. The strong foundation these kids receive at the Lady Bamford Center gives them the strong foundation they need to compete academically with other children. Because the kids come from single-parent or low-income families, they would otherwise be starting kindergarden miles behind their classmates. The Lady Bamford Center works to ensure every child receives the same jump start. 


You ready to sign up for the big race? Visit jcbmudrun.com to get your registration in before the deadline!