More than 1,600 people walked, ran, crawled and climbed through and over muddy obstacles Saturday at the Mud Endeavor held at Hidden Creek Golf Course off Eiland Boulevard in Zephyrhills.
Mud Endeavor founder Randy Yoho of Dade City organized the event, which is the first mud competition to be held in Zephyrhills.
The first wave went out at 9 a.m., and the last left the starting line at noon for a 5K course that included mud holes, water crossings, walls, tire obstacles and crawling under low bridges.
The youngest runner was 13 years old and the oldest was 75, Yoho said. An award ceremony was held after all the runners were in and results were tabulated.
Yoho said he strives for his events to be family-oriented. “They are just a good time,” Yoho said, “and the people that run in them are really nice.”
Yoho will do his next local Mud Endeavor at the Pasco County Fairgrounds at night on July 20. Runners will race through the barns and throughout the grounds, he said. Competitors should check early because Mud Endeavor sets a limit for the number of runners. The run last weekend was a sellout.
For information on Mud Endeavor, visit mudendeavor.com.