Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN
Just under 1000 athletes descended on Wildlife Lane in Brooksville last weekend to participate in the Mud Endeavor 10 5K race. Runners mostly came from central Florida, but some travelled from as far away as Georgia, to experience the Brooksville mud run which takes advantage of the area’s unique terrain and the property’s access to water- essential for any respectable mud run.
This location is where it all started for Randy Yoho, race organizer and business owner. In 2012 Mud Endeavor held its first mud run at this location, which was once an old dirt mine. The entire course is visible for spectators to witness all the mud running action.
Yoho explained, “Every course is different every time. We always add new obstacles and delete others and this particular run, we actually ran backwards from the way we have run it in the past.” Obstacles included 100 foot water slides and challenging hill climbs.
Yoho remarked that in organizing the races, he enjoys, “First the runners. Second the challenge of always coming up with new creative obstacles.”
Mud Endeavor will be hosting another mud run in Brooksville on September 22: The Castle Canyon. This mud run will be located on the old Camp Castle mine property 10444 Beggs Lane Brooksville, FL 34601.
To register for a Mud Endeavor run go to: http://mudendeavor.com