Mud Run Race In Australia 2009
A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on December 5, 2009 in Peats Ridge, Australia.
The Mud Run is an adventure race where contestants hurl themselves through mud-pits, bog holes, and waist-high mud rivers on a challenging cross-country race. This year, the Mud Run took place on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Peats Ridge, Australia, about an hour north of Sydney. "Although this event will appeal to cross country runners, we're expecting a range of competitors from athletes to couch potatoes, game for a laugh," said Gary Farebrother, Mud Run Event Organizer. Participants challenged themselves to either a 6km or 12km course that traversed the forests, grasslands, and creek crossings, according to the Mud Run website.