You’re here, so you obviously have some interest in mud runs. Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place. We know you may be wondering why someone would willingly sign up for this, so we’ve asked a female Mach 1er to give us a woman’s perspective with “10 Reasons To Earn Your Mud Wings!”
1. Bonding Experience
Picture it: Your wave just started, a hundred people or so dash for the first mud pit, you’re holding your teammates hands for support and it hits you…literally mud hits you in the face. You’re all laughing, jumping, excited that it’s actually started and you’re actually doing it! Participating in the Mach 1 Mud Run will bring you and your friends closer together and it will give you a story to share. Your other friends will be jealous they didn’t participate with you and BOOM, you have a team for next year.
2. Cheaper than a spa
Do you know people actually pay up to $200 dollars to sit in a pool of mud? Isn’t that insane?! You can pay $55 individually or $212 team to run in mud all day, AND get an award afterwards!
3. Singles mixer
Ladies, let me tell you from experience, there is a TON of hot, single, and soon to be muddy men who participate in the Mach 1 Mud Run. From Firefighters to Marines to just a bunch of dudes lookin’ for a good time, you’re bound to meet your future boyfriend here. Gentlemen, there are soon to be a ton of single ladies reading this who now want to attend just to meet you. Be ready.
4. Friends Mixer
There is no such thing as having too many friends! Sign up individually and make a friend in your time wave to get muddy with. Afterwards at the party, you can exchange your Facebook and Twitter accounts, post pictures like your besties, and now you have a new life long friend.
5. Post Mud Party
Who doesn’t like a party? After you drag yourself across the finish line all hot and muddy, we’ll be waiting for you with food trucks, beer, awards, and live music! Single people, I would suggest hittin’ up the shower station first so you look fresh and clean and ready to get your flirt on.
Just think: you’re running/walking a 5K course full of mud and obstacles with 2,000 other people. What is the rest of the world doing? Most likely still sleeping, eating junk food, or watching re-runs of The Bachelor. You’re boss compared to everyone else right now!
7. A chance to get muddy– Everyone wants to do it
Don’t lie, you’ve always wanted to just roll around in a pile of mud just to see what it feels like or to say you’ve done it. It would just be weird if you made a mud pit in your backyard and told people you’ve experienced this. But, it would be cool and totally awesome if you told your fellow peers you in fact have been muddy at the Mach 1 Mud Run. Prepare for your peeps to bow down at your feet.
8. Getting into shape
It’s 2013, what are you waiting for? Is it motivation that you need to get up and do something? Sign up for the Mach 1 Mud Run and start training to be the best you can be! It will kick-start a fitness craving your body is so hungry for. Next thing you know you’ll look like a muddy version of Megan Fox or Bradley Cooper. You can thank us later.
9. Bragging rights
Not a lot of people can say they’ve participated in a 5K run, let alone a MUD RUN. Use it as a pick up line in a bar, use it as a comeback for that guy giving you a hard time, or use it to motivate others to join you the next time around. Once you’ve accomplished finishing the Mach 1 Mud Run you’ve earned a whole new way to look better than your friends, and you’ll be sporting your Mach 1 Mud Wings to prove it.
Lastly, if you can’t think of any other reason as in to why you would want to do the Mach 1 Mud Run, think of it like this: IT’S SO MUCH FUN! You will have a blast running through mud, crawling in mud pits, and celebrating your success afterwards with a party. Have a friend getting married? The Mach 1 Mud Run makes for a great bachelor/bachelorette party! It’s cheaper than Vegas, and way more fun!
– Dana Swearingen, CBS Riverside