Saturday, May 19, 2012

RunAmuck Mud & Music Fest: Titusville, NJ

Mud runs are all the rage lately, and for good reason. They give you a great workout, give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence and give you an opportunity to appease your inner child by running around in mud!

The RunAmuck Mud and Music Fest is an awesome family friendly event that is a perfect couples' or family activity (children must be 10 years old +). This 5k event takes you through the wooded terrain of Washington Crossing Park and challenges you with various obstacles including muddy water pits, rock climbing walls, ground crawls, hurdles, balance beams, rope climbs and more.  The course is fun and challenging, but mild enough for older children to easily navigate and participate in.

The event has plenty of grassy and picnic areas for viewers along with  food and drink stands. The main stage features a DJ who gets the crowd pumping. Some events also feature live bands. There are heats for individuals, couples, teams as well as costumed and non-costumed heats. It's a guaranteed blast!

Some Tips From the Pit:
  • The event course has you navigate through wooded areas that have poison ivy. Bring along a small bottle of Original Dawn dish soap and use it to clean your skin with off right after the event.
  • Bring a trash bag to throw dirty clothes and sneakers in.
  • Consider wearing bikini bottoms underneath your shorts. I found this to be beneficial in getting more of the mud rinsed off me in the shower. Also change into a pair of flipflops to shower off muddy feet.
  • Bring a towel and sunblock! Seems like a non-brainer, but I spotted quite a few people who forgot these two items.

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