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Habitat for Humanity's Mud Run registration opens May 15

Annual Chattanooga Mud Run limited to 425 teams

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Registration for the third annual Chattanooga Mud Run opens May 15, and slots are limited to the first 425 teams.

During last year’s event, more than 1,800 people slid, ran and crawled through the mud, and this year the number of slots for teams has been expanded to allow more people to get in on the fun, officials said.

The Mud Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Greenway Farms to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Mud Run will be a 5K-style run featuring a military-style obstacle course with most of the obstacles surrounded by (or consisting entirely of) mud.

Unlike most mud runs, the Chattanooga Mud Run is a team-based event. Teams are to be comprised of five participants ages 14 and up.

The Chattanooga Mud Run will feature a 3.2-mile course with several obstacles along the way. Teams will have to traverse muddy belly crawls, slippery hill climbs, mazes, wooden walls and mud pits. The course is achievable for all competitive levels and is intended for active enthusiasts looking for a unique challenge.

“We have people calling us every day asking about the Chattanooga Mud Run,” Dawn Hjelseth, director of volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, said. “The response last year was overwhelming and raised an incredible amount of money for our mission. This year, the race will have more obstacles, along with fundraising pages for the teams to utilize to contribute more to Habitat for Humanity.”

To register, gather the names and contact information for a team (five people), then click here.

Registration is $200 per team.

Additional volunteers and sponsors are needed for the event. To volunteer before, during or after the event, or to be a sponsor, contact Hjelseth at 423-756-0507, extension 16, or email dstoike@habichatt.org.

The Chattanooga Mud Run is sponsored by Capital Toyota & Toyota of Cleveland, the Tennessee Valley Credit Union, Raymond James, Power Solutions, Hippie Radio 106.9, The Pulse, NewsChannel 9, the Tennessee National Guard and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

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