Organizers prepare for Lord's Gym Mud Run

Mar 23, 2016 9:21 PM by Ross Field

It'll test your physical and mental toughness. The Oroville Mud Run is one month away and as Action News Now's Ross Field reports, this year's event is bigger, badder and better than ever.

Set aside Saturday, April 23rd, if you'd like to get down and dirty. It's time for the third annual Lord's Gym Mud Run.

Danielle Devine organizes the event, one that continues to grow.

"We're so excited. In our first year we had 250 people, this year we're expecting 800 adults and 400 kids. It's now our third year and it's just been growing so much, the mud run has taken off," said Devine.

Taking off because participants say it beats your typical trip to the gym.

"This beats walking on the treadmill, beats being on an elliptical, beats being on a bike in the gym watching some TV," said Jonathan Wisman.

The race will be held on the grounds behind Feather Falls Lodge. Participants will tackle a four mile military style course with 25 obstacles, up from 18 last year.

The obstacles include climbing walls, mud pits and ice baths and much more, including something new that Devine refuses to elaborate on, but she says it'll blow your mind.

"We're not telling anyone about the new obstacle though, it's a secret and you'll have to come run it to see it," said Devine.

Devine says anybody can compete.

"It really is for the everyday person for the average Joe, if you don't think you can do it, I promise you can do it. We had a 65-year-old last year so I know you can do it," said Devine.

And if you do take part, you'll be helping youth in the community.

All proceeds benefit the Lord's Gym, a non-profit organization focused on making lives better for children.

"We provide five-dollar memberships for youth to work out, have a safe place to be, that's what this whole event is a benefit for," said Devine.

So be prepared to get muddy for a good cause.

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