The big race in town is this weekend’s Governor’s Cup – but there’s a big race just outside of town, too.
The Ultimate Mud Run on the Leatherneck course – set for Saturday, May 20 – is not for the faint of heart. You will get dirty, sweaty and possibly bloody. Crawl through mud, water and under/over/through 36 military style obstacles spread over 6.2 miles, with Marines to “motivate” your two- to four-person teams.
And, to give you an idea of what this race is like, we’re sharing some of our favorite photos from past years.
Start times from 8:30 a.m. at the Leatherneck, 1215 Valley Ridge Road, Gaston. $150, two-person teams; $250, four-person teams. The annual race honors the sacrifices of Marines and veterans. Proceeds benefit charities. www.ultimatechallengemudrun.org