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Marine Corps Mud Run raises money for Toys for Tots

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The Marine Mud Run is an event for runners of all ages, genders, and physical abilities. Its primary purpose is to raise funds for Toys for Tots by sponsoring an annual Marine-style mud run in September. Runners pay a fee to run a course with Marine style obstacles and a distance of approximately three miles (five kilometers). The course traverses various surfaces including dirt roads, fields, ponds and mud trails. Numerous obstacles are incorporated into the course, with highlights including walls, trenches and mud pits.

Individual runners or teams consisting of four runners start the race. The first individual runner or first four-member team to cross the finish line together will establish the order of finish. The first place runner or team for each category will receive a plaque.

The difficulty of the course requires rough-n-ready attire and is an integral part of the event. While safety precautions have been taken, the nature of this event recommends that runners wear attire that reduces the possibility of mishap (i.e., long pants, boots, long sleeve shirt, gloves).

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