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Runners Look to Take on the Mud in Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa - The Iowa Games will be hosting the 2014 Mud Run presented by the University of Iowa this Saturday, June 21 at the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines. This year's event will feature over 1,500 runners ready to take on the mud.

The event will feature a 3 mile mud run, 1 mile fun run and the Little Muddy Buddy Trot. Runners will venture through the obstacles, wooded areas and of course, mud. This family fun event is sure to be exciting for all participants and spectators.

The festivities will begin with check-in Friday night from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 7:30-11:00 a.m. The Little Muddy Buddy Trot, for kids five years of age and younger will kick off the muddy adventures at 8:30 a.m., then the 1 mile fun run at 8:45 and to finish, four waves of the 3 mile run will begin at 9:30 a.m.

"This local race will provide family fun for all with a low entry fee," commented Kim Abels, Iowa Games sports and special events director. "The Iowa Games is proud to collaborate with the city of Des Moines Park and Recreation to host central Iowa's original mud run."

Those looking to still participate in the 2014 Iowa Games Mud Run presented by the University of Iowa can register at packet pick-up on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

This year's event will offer great post-race activities including a DJ, refreshments, the Mud Run photo booth and a survivor medal for all finishers.

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The mission of the Iowa Games is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs.

The Iowa Games is a department of the Iowa Sports Foundation. The Iowa Sports Foundation is a nonprofit sports management organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health education initiatives.

Cory Kennedy
Marketing & Communications Director
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