NEW HARMONY – The third annual New Harmony Fire Mud Run is this weekend and there’s still time to register for a muddy romp through a military-style obstacle course.
According to the Harmony Valley Fire District’s Facebook page, the New Harmony Fire Mud Run, held on June 23, is a cross-country race that will consist of barrier walls, culvert pipes, tires and, of course, lots of mud. There are 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer courses, as well as a 1-kilometer course for youth ages 13 and under.
“We currently have 278 runners total,” said Matt Goodman, event coordinator. “That is for all three races.”
Participants can run as individuals or in teams of three to five, two-member co-ed teams, or individuals. Military, police and firefighters can receive a registration discount. However, it is asked that a team have three or more members in the discount class.
Goodman added he was looking forward to the race because it has increased in difficulty over last year, and has something new for the runners as well. “The whole course this year is tougher than past years,” he said, “but I am looking forward to seeing the runners go through the obstacles, including a new one this year.”
The New Harmony Fire Mud Run is one of the fundraisers held for the Harmony Valley Fire District. Events like it and the Apple Harvest Festival in October, plus a new dance and dinner event added for August, make up the bulk of financial support for the Fire District. The District provides fire protection and first responders to a 28-square mile area that includes the 2,100 residents of New Harmony and a six-mile stretch of I-15.
Additional information can be found on the New Harmony Fire Mud Run website.