Crawling through MudHave you participated in the Mud Hog Trail Race yet? This year’s event is scheduled for August 9th, and I’m planning on heading over with Erin to help out and to do some camping (there’s a Rib Fest the day before, can’t miss out on that!)

Here’s some info from Matt Hartman, the race director:

The Mud Hog Trail Race enters its third year this year at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH. The race takes place on August 9th, the same weekend as last year when more than 100 muddy competitors took to the hills of NH. This year race organizer Matt Hartman expects the race to be nearly double in size. In the race, teams of 2 begin together, one racer on foot the other on a mt. bike.

The biker reaches an obstacle ahead of the runner drops the bike and continues on foot. When the runner reaches the obstacle, they traverse the obstacle and pick up the team’s shared bike. Teams will leapfrog each other threw 4 obstacles until the final leg. Competitors finish the race together by crawling threw a near 60-foot mud pit on their hands and knees!

After the race all competitors and volunteers enjoy a free BBQ picnic with live music while watching over the remaining racers finishing through the mud. Proceeds from the race benefit Breathe NH, New Hampshire’s oldest non-profit voluntary health agency.

For more information, you can check out the race website by going to:

Matt did a radio interview a few years when he first created the race.
Click here if you’d like to listen to it.