Ready for the Mud Run

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GOOD FUN: Participants are gearing up for the mud, sweat and laughs of this year’s Dirty Pineapple Mud Run at Rufanes River farm

“BONES heal, blood clots, sweat dries…pride is forever, unleash your spirit, and try tame the mud run.”

This is the slogan for the Dirty Pineapple Mud Run which will be held at Rufanes River farm on December 16.

This is an annual fundraising event for El Shaddai Christian Academy to raise funds for sports equipment.

The natural obstacle course and trail run were plotted and staked out by Amanda Mould of El Shaddai Christian Academy and Mike Legg of Rufanes River Farm, 5km outside of Port Alfred (turn left after the road construction site).

There is a 5km fun run or walk on the farm road for those who prefer to stay clean for R30. Registration is at 1.30pm and the racers set off in groups at around 2pm.

For those who are prepared to risk more, there is a short 2.7km mud run and natural obstacle course around the farm dam which costs R50. The swim beforehand is optional as the mudfish run is the same price.

The extreme mud run is twice around the trail (5.4km) and natural obstacle course and costs R100. The natural obstacle course involves climbing up hills, through bush, traversing an old dried stream bed and crossing the river which is probably only knee high as it is not in spate.

The swim afterwards is optional as the mudman extreme, involving a 300m swim, a 5.4km trail run and obstacle course, also costs R100.

The trails are marked with arrows and there are marshals and lifesavers on duty. Boerewors rolls and colddrinks will be on sale.

Bronze, silver and gold medals will go to the top 25 competitors of each race. There will also be prizes from Outdoor Focus, DM Radue, Wimpy, Palms Video and Coca Cola, including cash prizes.

There is also a fun prize for muddiest person – chicken wings sundowners sponsored by Batunga Farm.

Thanks to sponsors: Talk of The Town, Albany Insurance and Holistic EMS Ambulance.

Entry forms available at: http://www.elshaddaiportalfred.co.za/fundraising.htm

For more details contact Amanda Mould on 082-418-6079.

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