Posted by: Stan Russell | February 22, 2013

Big Sur’s Mud Run Welcomes Corporate Teams

Hello Big Sur!
The Big Sur Mud Run is looking for corporate teams, or just bands of mud loving runners from Big Sur… And elsewhere too.

Big Sur International Marathon
Julie Armstrong, Marketing Communications Director
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Big Sur’s Mud Run Welcomes Corporate Teams
Eighth annual event has distinct military flavor, like a "mini boot camp" says one racer

Here’s a team building exercise: gather five of your co-workers, dress in costume (optional), and head out to the Mud Run on Saturday, March 23, for some down-and-dirty adventure.

A run of less than six miles, the Mud Run attracts adventuresome individuals who want to run, laugh, compete and support each other as they slog through four mud pits, climb walls, do calisthenics and low-crawl through muddy water under military cargo nets. Team members start together and run at their own pace, but must cross the finish line together with linked arms.

The annual race, formally called "Big Sur’s Mud Run" due to its association with the Big Sur International Marathon organization, is held in Seaside, CA. The road and trail course begins and ends at Cal State University Monterey Bay with approximately half the course run on hilly back country lands owned by the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA). A strong military presence is provided by Soldiers and Marines from the Presidio of Monterey.

The popular team competition begins at 10 a.m., following the individual division which begins at 8 a.m. Eight team categories include corporate, public safety, military, collegiate, high school, male, female and mixed. Awards are presented to the top three teams in each division as well as to the top individuals overall and by age group. A field of more than 3,000 is expected to participate.

All participants receive a commemorative finishers’ medallion, a technical fabric race shirt and post race food. A beer station is a popular addition mid-course. The finish area near Cal State’s Freeman Stadium will feature a rock band and awards.

Join teams from throughout Northern California and compete against the Belmont Brassieres, Body Snatchers, Dirt Dolls, Forever Unclean, Team Mud Flaps and hundreds of others in this year’s event.

“Watching my usually professional co-workers playing in the mud and struggling to do push-ups made this race worth every penny!” said one enthusiastic team member after last year’s race.

For full information and to register for Big Sur’s Mud Run, go to


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