"The Percy John Fulton Detachment 1075 of the Winston-Salem, NC Marine Corps League announces the 5th Annual Marine Mud Run to be held Sat., June 7, at Jomeokee Park and Campground in Pinnacle, NC.
The Mud Run has grown tremendously, from 1,335 participants in 2010, to 4,000 participants in 2013, including several hundred Pollywogs. Last year’s event proceeds go to the Mud Run charities, including Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Toys-for-Tots, Veterans Helping Homeless Veterans Heal, Young Marines Youth Program, Military Order of the Purple Heart, NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, and MCL Detachment 1075. As part of the original mission of the Marine Mud Run, proceeds from the event are used to help local military charities. Mud Run Director Allen Martin is proud to report, “We drive as far as Camp Lejeune, NC to hand-deliver our check to the commanding officer at Wounded Warrior Battalion East. We support local charities so that we can visit with each of them and ensure that our proceeds are being used to make a difference.”
Runners will be organized into separate starts (or “waves”) released at 10-minute intervals. Each wave will include approximately 500 runners for both individuals and 4-member teams.
The 5K run/walk is both competitive and family oriented. The 5K will include wooded areas, streams and open fields with lots of hills, obstacles and mud. Volunteers (including active-duty Marines who serve as Drill Instructors for the day) will be available along the path with water and assistance. The Pollywog Run (for ages 12 and under) includes a long and short version, up to almost 1 mile of the full 5K event. Spectators are encouraged to attend and bring cameras.
The 5K Individual Race will begin at 8:00 am, the Pollywog Run will begin at 10:00 am and the 5K Team Race will begin at 10:45 am. Prizes will be given for best costumes and top finishers, and awards will be given to all Pollywog Run participants. Post-race snacks/fruit and water will be provided, and music will be playing from center stage.
Early check-in/registration for the event will take place at Omega Sports in Thruway Shopping Center from 3 – 7 pm on Thursday, June 5 and 12 – 7 pm Friday, June 6. For more information, to register, or to make a donation please visit the Mud Run web site at www.USMCMudRunNC.com or contact Allen Martin at (336) 577-7845. "
A Press Release