Muddy fun set for Saturday

If you like a fitness challenge and love to have fun, you might want to consider the Mayhem in the Muddy Maize race this Saturday.

If you like a fitness challenge and love to have fun, you might want to consider the Mayhem in the Muddy Maize race this Saturday.

Organizer Ray Warner of Cool Running, Walking and Fitness explains that this will be the first for the event in Salmon Arm, which features obstacles designed to test stamina and strength.

Participants may participate as individuals or as teams, and teams may vary from two to eight members.

The 10-kilometre race starts at 10 a.m. at DeMille’s Farm Market and will finish there as well.

While the finer details of the course are a secret, Warner reveals that “there could be mud pits, there could be water they go through, they could go over things, under things, through things, there could be climbing nets involved – generally different obstacles to slow people down, make them work hard and play like a kid again.”

The race begins with a mass start and all members of a team must finish at the same time, so Warner points out it could be a great team-building exercise.

No one under 14 may participate but 14 to 18 year olds can take part if accompanied by a parent.

How hard will it be?

“It will challenge them, it will make them tired. Like a lot of things, it depends on how hard you go at it.”

Participants can register online at www.muddymayhem.ca until Friday at 5 p.m. Print out the waiver and bring it to the start line.

For more information, call Warner at 250-832-1381.