Silly Pig 5k Mud Run – Aurora, CO – August 6th 2011
The Silly Pig Mud Run is a 5k run designed to bring out the inner child in you that longs to get muddy, wet and have lots of outdoor fun in beautiful Colorado. See if you’re fit enough and have the mental and physical perseverance to complete the Silly Pig Mud Run. This is definitely not your average 5k road run.
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You need to make sure your shoes are snugly on your feet or they WILL get sucked into the mud (under water where you can’t see). If you think your shoes might come off, you may want to duct tape them on so you are sure to make it through the very first, very muddy, mud pit!!! You wouldn’t be able to finish the race without shoes, the terrain is just too rough (including cacti) and if your shoe goes in the mud, it’s highly unlikely you will ever see it again! We will be directing racers to the left side of the first mud pit due to high water (thanks to mother-nature). We will have volunteers if you should need help.
************ Wave Times 8/4/11 8:00pm ************
Download Packet Pickup Info (Word .doc)
Early packet pick-up will be Friday, August 5th from 11-7pm at Eddie Bauer in Southlands (6290 S. Main St., Aurora; near E-470 & Smoky Hill Rd). If you turn off of Smoky Hill into Southland’s main entrance, stay on Main Street & Eddie Bauer will be about half-way down on your right at the stop sign (303-400-4744-please only call the store for directions!). If you come to early packet pick-up, on race day you can skip the registration tent and go straight to the chip pick-up area.
Race-Day packet pick-up will start at 8:00a.m. at the fairgrounds. We encourage you to arrive at the fairgrounds at least 45 minutes prior to your wave start time to give you plenty of time to pick up your goodies and put unnecessary race items back in your car before you race.
Remember to bring your Photo ID so you can pick up your packet. Each individual needs to pick up their OWN packet, not their friend’s packets. This is so everyone can sign the waiver. If you do not have your ID, you will not be allowed to pick up your packet or race. A school ID will work for those of you under 16.
Eddie Bauer: The store will be offering a one-time use coupon for 20% off of your entire purchase, including sale items and gear packs that are already on sale. The coupons will be valid until August 30th.
Timing Chips will not be given out until race morning, just before you start your wave. If you come to early packet pick-up Friday, on race day you will be able to skip the registration tent and go straight to the chip pick-up area (fewer lines). The timing chip will attach to your shoe string and will be removed after you cross the finish line.
Race Start: The first wave will begin at 9:00 a.m. with each wave starting in 30 minute increments there-after. Each racer should have signed up for a specific wave time when registering. There will be a list at packet pick-up if you can’t remember when you are to start. We will be lining racers up before the start timing mat and have a volunteer that will be starting you in staggered groups to help spread everyone out on the course.
Finish Line: Be sure to get your small finisher item when you cross the finish line!!!!!
Bibs: Make sure your bib is on the front of your shirt on race day.
Food: Bennett’s Barbeque will be providing a wonderful barbeque lunch that includes: dinner size chicken or pork, French bread, beans, coleslaw & potato salad all for the price of $7. You can purchase tickets for you and your supporters at packet pick-up on Friday or Saturday (cash or check only, please make checks out to Radiance Race Management).
RACE DAY: Wear clothes & shoes that can get muddy and wet! (Keep this in mind for costumes) If you go to early packet pick-up Friday, be sure to bring your bib/pins, any purchased food coupons and get ready to be challenged and have lots of laughs! Remember, no iPods, jewelry, phones, car keys or valuables on the course that could get lost in the mud!!!
Shoes: All racers are required to wear sturdy shoes. There are small cacti on the course in a couple of areas where you will be running.
Mud Pits: Due to the amount of rain we have been getting, we may change the large mud pit to one that you will run through, instead of crawl; depending on the level of water (it’s currently 18” deep). We will decide race morning, waiting to see what mother-nature has in store for us!
We have many wonderful SPONSORS for the first annual Silly Pig Mud Run. Be sure to stop by their tents or visit their stores! They include: Bennett’s Barbeque, Canino’s Sausage, CTI Inks, Discount Tire, DJ Surf, Dry Dock Brewing (beer), Eddie Bauer, European Wax, Gambel Oaks Equestrian Center, Larabar, MJB Ranch, RC Utility of Elizabeth, REI, Road ID, Southlands, Urgent RX, Zing Tea and Chinook Book.
Photos: We’ll have professional photographers from on the course. If you’d like to see your photos or purchase them, we will have a link on our website (www.sillypigmudrun.com) as well as have a flier in your goody bag as to how you can see your photos.
Shirts: If we have extra race shirts, they will be available to purchase after the race (hint: the ink changes color on the front logo when you are in the sunlight!).
Spectators: There’s plenty of free parking for spectators. Homes for Our Troops will be supplying bottled water for a suggested donation of $1 to try to help raise more funds for their amazing organization.
Racers: There will be water on the course and you can get a bottle of water as you cross the finish line.
Results: Go to our website and look for the timing results link which should be up within 24 hours of the race.
Awards: We will be giving away awards after the last racer has finished, which will be most likely around 11:30ish. There will be prizes for the top male and female racers in each age group along with the top 3 male and female over-all. Age groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+ (will add higher age groups if it applies!).
The Silly Pig Mud Run 3.1 mile loop course will be a challenging and fun course for all ability levels, from the serious athlete to your neighbor next door. It’s designed to test your running, crawling, jumping, climbing & balance skills. This is a fun event so help your neighbor if he or she needs help. Costumes encouraged!Read the full info on this site
Obstacles to expect:
- tunnel crawls
- mud pits
- tire obstacles
- cargo net crawls
- & much, much more!
*Event will be held rain or shine.
*This mud run is for individual entries only. You are welcome to race with as many friends or co-workers as you like, but there are not any formal team entries.