How to be a Utahn: Run in a Mud Run

Aug 14th 2013

Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course on a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.

Utah's beautiful landscape is a huge draw for tourists—our snowcapped mountains, our red rock desserts. But you don't hear about tourists coming in for Utah's mud. Nope, that's a local thing. We like our 5Ks a little different, with plenty of color, light and even foam runs. But arguably, the best alternative to the average run is the mud run. If you haven't been in one yet, put it on your list of essential Utah experiences.

“The Muddy Cruddy” Race Against the Odds 5K and Fun Run

Mud run with plenty of obstacles are more to get you covered in mud than to pose any serious threat. All proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

Aug. 17, Mid Valley Park, 5806 Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain. Click here for more info.

Kiss Me Dirty

This 5K will make you hop, skip, jump and scramble your way to the finish line. All proceeds go to gynecological cancer research. For girls only.

Aug. 24, Salt Lake Co. Equestrian & Events Center, 2100 W. 11400 South, South Jordan. Click here for more info.

Man vs. Mud

It's been voted Utah's best mud run. Over 28 obstacles in a 5K run. And if you're really in shape, go for the course with additional challenges that are not included in the regular event.

Aug. 31, American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville. Click here for more info.

The Dirty Dash

It's 5.5 miles (3.5 if you take the shortcut). Either way, you'll end up a mess by the end of it in one of Utah's best spots to get messy, Soldier Hollow. Plenty of obstacles, some costumed runners.

Sept. 14, Soldier Hollow, 2002 Olympic Way, Midway. Click here for more info.

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes


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April '14

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Japanese for Travelers
UMFA: Highlights of the Collection Tour
Leo Libations: Wine Pairing Wildflowers of the Monocot Class Moab Area by Joel Tuhy Raw Foods Class Contemporary Impressionism: 3 Award-winning Plein Air Artists Garrison Keillor
Art Explorers Pioneer Theatre Company Presents: Play-by-Play Rhythmos Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour
Leo Libations: Drink and Draw Ladies Home Tour Teen Poetry Extravaganza Spring Chamber Music Festival Concert at Gallivan Center Hall Adventure Xstream Adventure Race Fallen Peace Officer Trail Ride
Spring Chamber Music Festival Concert in Park City
Public Speaking Class Westminster Presents a Free Screening of "Nosferatu" Spring Chamber Music Festival Concert at Orem Public Library
Salt Lake Acting Company: 4000 Miles
Biocontrol with Tamarisk Beetles of Moab by Wright Robinson 101 Plants to Know Full Size Bronco Ride in the Sun
The Solar Radio Project Complimentary Executive Briefing Presented by Sandler Training
Electric Car Derby League of Utah Writers Spring Workshop Craft Lake City Presents "Crafting a Community" Passover Seder Retreat Moab
Spring Break Camps 2014
Secrets of Screenwriting
Utah Valley University's Constitutional Symposium on Religious Freedom
UMFA: Exploring Sustainability Salt Lake League of Women Voters Annual Luncheon
Spencers Theatre of Illusion Westminster Presents: Ellipsis Chamber Singers: Bon Voyage Tour Good Blood: An Evening of Performance Art and Family Activities
Free Fee Days Opening weekend of National Park Week Barley's Grand Opening!
High West Closing for the Season
Westminster Chorale Spring Concert Complimentary Sales Workshop Presented by Sandler Training
Create What You Crave Frontiers of Science Wild & Scenic Film Festival Hosted by Summit Land Conservancy Spy Hop Annual Benefit: Write the Future University of Utah Faculty Read at Guest Writers Series
United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders Annual Celebration Arsenic and Old Lace at Hale Centre Theatre April 25 - May 31
Salt Lake City Walk MS
Geology of the Wasatch
New Session of Sandler Foundational Selling Strategies