Climb, swing, splash, scamper and sweat: the 2017 Kalamazoo Mud Run is June 10- here are 10 reasons you won't want to miss it!

  • 1

    The Mud

    Photo: Bobby Guy

    Be sure not to wear your best shoes for this one. (In fact, you may need to use duct tape to be sure you have both shoes at the end.)

  • 2

    The Obstacles

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    You will have to go over, under or through more than 20 obstacles on the course- not to mention the mud holes and shoe-sucking pits.

  • 3

    The Course

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    The course runs through 44 wooded acres surrounding Kalamazoo Community Church and Comstock High School.

  • 4

    The Cause

    Photo: SEarl

    Money from your entry fee goes to build wells in Africa to provide fresh, potable water to villages that have none. Get dirty for clean water!

  • 5

    The Volunteers

    Photo: Bobby Guy

    You may need their help to conquer an obstacle on the course. The staff and volunteers at Kalamazoo Community Church and everyone else involved in the Kalamazoo Mud Run are awesome!

  • 6

    The Mud

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    Seriously, there is a lot of it.

  • 7

    The Obstacles

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    Using the same course every year has its advantages. Massive obstacles return for you to challenge again and new ones have been designed and added for 2017.

  • 8

    Everybody is doing it

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    Since 2012, more than 7,000 people, eager to have fun, have gotten muddy while participating in the Kalamazoo Mud Run.

  • 9

    Kids Mud Run

    Photo: SEarl

    This family-friendly event offers a completely separate race and course for the kids, right-sized to ensure their safety.

  • 10

    You will feel like a kid again.

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    Go sign up already