More than 237-individuals braved a misty-cold morning to compete in the “Defenders Dash Mud Run”, held Saturday at the Ben Clark Training Center in Riverside.
The 3.39-mile competition was a true test of adventure running with hills, obstacles, slides and mud pits, including one devilish hole billed as “The Largest Mud Pit in Southern California.”
Competitors were primarily from Riverside County Fire, Riverside County Sheriff and military personnel from March Air Reserve Base.
In addition to individual runners, 18-teams participated, many with competitive attitudes that matched their team names. Among the most colorful were: Government Trash, Dirty Birdies, Save the Tatas and the Real Housewives of Calfire.
Sheriff’s deputy, Wendy Brito-Gonzalez, raced with other co-workers representing the Robert Presley Detention Center.
“I’m racing for the camaraderie and to meet-up with other adventure runners,” she said.
On the other hand, Palm Springs resident, Katie Barrier, was racing because her brother is a firefighter from that city.
“I was totally guilted into running this race- the peer pressure was awesome,” Barrier said.
Scoring and results were provided by Prime Time and the final event statistics may be viewed at: http://results.active.com/pages/page.jsp?eventID=1991238&pubID=3
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