Are you ready to get dirty and have lots of fun at the Rancho Bernardo Community Park? A popular 5k mud run fundraiser which is now called Lake Hodges Obstacle Run will be held at 18448 W. Bernardo Drive on April 24, Sunday. The event is going to have two waves of runners, the first one will start at 8 a.m. and the last one at 11:30 a.m.
Mud run usually have a starting wave of 7 a.m. and numerous waves are dispatched every 15 minutes. I am not sure why they only have two waves.
Organizers advise to arrive at least 45 minutes before your planned wave but I would suggest a minimum of 60 minutes to account for long lines at the registration or parking.
The cost for this event is $20 for kids and students below 18 and must be accompanied by an adult. If you register before April 12 the cost for adults is $35 and active military duty is $30; after April 12, the cost will increase by $5 — $40 for adults and $35 for active military duty. Teams of four or more participants will save $5 per person.
Since this a fundraiser mud run, the beneficiaries this year are as follows: Chaparral Elementary, Del Norte High School ASB, Del Norte High School Athletics, Maranatha Christian Schools, Mt. Carmel High School Lacrosse, Poway High School ASB, Poway High School Athletics, Rancho Bernardo High School ASB, Rancho Bernardo High School Athletics, Rancho Bernardo High School Friends of the Library, St. Michael’s School, Travis Manion Foundation, Westview High School and Westview High School Lacrosse. The beneficiary also include a non-school — Travis Manion Foundation which is an organization that assists American veterans and the families of fallen heroes.
The Lake Hodges mud run is a 3.1 mile course that will have more than 20 obstacles but you have the option to skip the obstacles without penalty as the primary goal for this mud run is to have fun as indicated by organizer Dennis Yeatman.
Participants can wear their school colors or any funny outfit and should bring clean clothes, towel and slip-on shoes as there is a designated place to clean up. Check-in for items is also available and participants are reminded to seal their valuables or electronic items in a plastic bag and placed inside another bag.
For inquiries or to sign up an organization for a future mud run, contact Yeatman at 858-245-0319.
Registration for the Lake Hodges mud run here SoCalMudRun5K.com.