Participants in the 2015 Camp Pendleton mud run crawl their way up a hill on June 6. Photo: Courtesy MCCS Camp Pendleton
Participants in the 2015 Camp Pendleton mud run crawl their way up a hill on June 6. Photo: Courtesy MCCS Camp Pendleton

Dana Point Times

The annual Camp Pendleton mud run’s first wave of participants descended upon the wet and sloshy course assembled on the base June 6-7. The first weekend of the mud run saw 9,500 participants complete the 1K, 5K or 10K loops.

The mud run, which is put on by the Marine Corps Community Services, will be running again this weekend on base from June 13-14.

Each race offers participants a chance to get muddy and some, like the 10K, can offer a physical challenge. Those taking part in both the 10K and the 5K will have to navigate their way up the daunting slippery hill, over mud pits and walls and complete a steeple chase segment.

The 10K’s route features stops where participants must complete sand bag overhead presses, tire flips, pushups and cargo net climbs.

Early registration for the event is closed, but those interested can purchase tickets at the gate. For more information on the event, visit www.mccscp.com/mudrun.

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