Muddy weekend ahead

24 obstacles, 8.5 kilometres, plenty of mud and a whole lot of sweat and strength required to conquer the course.

The inaugural Gold Coast Mudd Rush is coming this Saturday 31 May – the first muddy obstacle event of its kind to feature on the Gold Coast.

Sure to attract the determined, strong-minded athlete or those just wanting an excuse to get covered head to toe in mud along side their mates, while climbing, ducking, leaping and crawling. Local based event organisers, The Event Crew, are expecting a field of around 1500 entries into the event.

“We’ve had a great response to Gold Coast Mudd Rush so far. People from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane have entered the event as it’s a central location for all,” said The Event Crew Director, Brendon Downey.

“We’ve also had a number of interstate entries with groups using it as a weekend away.”

Obstacle Course Racing League State Manager, Scott Shepperd, is pleased to have a new event added to the obstacle course racing calendar.

“The Obstacle Course Racing League is looking forward to having Gold Coast Mudd Rush as part of the Queensland state series for obstacle course racers to gain points,” said Mr Shepperd.

The OCRL is the only organised competitive Obstacle Course Racing League in Australia and was established to assist making Obstacle Racing a recognised sport.

“We like to support the growth of obstacle racing events in the area. One of the great things about obstacle racing is that anyone can give it a go. We had a look over the Mudd Rush course the other day and it is shaping up to be a great event,” said Mr Shepperd.

Blankman Andrew Scott is lining up with those 1500 entrants but his training has been sadly lacking. “I just really like cheesecake,” he said.

Obstacle Racing Veteran, Troy Small is taking things much more seriously and hoping to take out this year’s first Gold Coast Mudd Rush title.

“I’m looking forward to racing on a new course, with different obstacles and new challenges. Obstacle racing is such a unique sport, it’s definitely not your standard fun run,” said Mr Small.

Obstacle racers of all levels and abilities are encouraged to bring their mates for the big event and even the kids to tackle Mini Mudd Rush which is designed for 7-13 year olds to take on similar obstacles as the big kids but at a smaller scale. Upon registration athletes will receive a participant t-shirt along with a medal at the finish line. Those taking up the challenge will start from 9am, with wave starts throughout the day. For participants wanting a little bit more, Gold Coast Mudd Rush also has the option of a second lap for just $20.

Online entries are available until May 29th, with last minute entries also available at Xtreme Karting, Pimpama on the event morning. For more details on Gold Coast Mudd Rush please visit www.muddrush.com.au/qld or contact emily@theeventcrew.com.au / (07) 5568 0443.

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