No shortage of mud for unique race

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The second annual Big Muddy Run was Saturday morning at La Crosse’s Myrick Park.

It’s not everyday that you see people doing something like this on purpose.

In fact, more than 150 people sludged their way through the gook this year.


The race is a fundraiser for the La Crosse Children’s Museum. It was expected to raise about $20,000.

The course features two distances, both with obstacles, and enough mud to make sure everyone leaves covered from head to toe.

“It’s a totally different course than last year,” said Anne Snow, executive director for the Children’s Museum of La Crosse.

“Last year, our route got flooded out and we had to make do. This year, we have more mud, deeper mud, more obstacles, a foam pit, a giant slide, a slip and slide, tons of mud. It is a blast,” she added.