What do all of these things have in common? They are all an integral part of the inaugural Mud Dog Run being held on Saturday, April 16th at the Ceresville Mansion in Frederick County, Maryland.


Now, I’ve tackled a couple of intense things in my lifetime (182 mile Ragnar Relay, anyone?) but this just seems like some tough, insane FUN. With beer.

Folks who participate will get to tackle a 3.1-mile course and wind their way through 14 different obstacles including tires, cargo nets, wall climbs, rope walks,  not to mentionrunning through parts of the Monocacy River. Did I forget to mention the jumping over fire part?

(Those of you familiar with the Warrior Dash, should know that the creator of the Mud Dog Run, Jay Jeffrey, drew his inspiration from that very event.)

Many of you are probably wondering where the beer part comes in. (Bunch of lushes!) Flying Dog Brewery, fabulous brewery that it is,  will host the after-party for its mud-covered runners. Think: beer, food and music! (Note: Families and friends are encouraged join the party afterward.)

What makes this fun-fest even better is that proceeds from the race will benefit the new FISC Foundation aimed at bestowing college and summer sports camp scholarships to local athletes. The goal for the first race is to fund five college scholarships and five sports camp scholarships. (I love a good cause!)


Registration is $55 until April 1st and $65 thereafter. Participants will receive a pint glass (classic!) and light lunch with their registration.  For more information or to register, visit

Disclosure: My company is helping raise awareness of this event in the area. That being said, I was not asked to share this information on my personal space. I did it because, obviously, I am a crazy runner and this is so right up my alley! Who is joining me? (Still trying to get my husband to commit to mucking in the mud. Jury is still out.)

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