Redding’s name is mud this month

September 18, 2013 by  

The inaugural Nash Ranch Mud Mash is going to leave plenty of Redding’s residents filthy for a good cause. It takes place in the form of a 5K mud run through the fields of Nash Ranch. The Shasta Library Foundation is the beneficiary, and proceeds will provide the libraries in Redding, Anderson and Burney with needed funds.

Throughout the distance, competitors will cover wet and uneven ground, designed for a challenge and to make a mess of their attire. No fewer than 18 diverse obstacles dot the course to increase the difficulty a bit further. The Mud Mash is not a time trial, as completing the course is considered enough of an accomplishment. Signing up for the race enters participants into various drawings for rewards and prizes.

Local businesses are sponsoring the obstacles and showing their support for Redding, and will no doubt be aware that flyer printing allows for easy distribution prior to the run and provides a memento for spectators and participants.

The Historic Nash Ranch on 10925 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003 will be the host of the event. Participants are advised to arrive at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 28 for parking and pre-race fun. Then, the 200-person heats start at 8:30 am with intervals of 15 minutes. Visit the event’s website for more information and to register, and bear in mind that registration will not be available on the day. Anyone 14 years of age and older is welcome to register for $40, with teams of five or more receiving a discount to $35.00 per person. Parking and spectator access is free.