The first inagural Dirty Donkey Mud Run at the Springhill Winter Park saw over 1,200 competitors, composed of solo racers and teams. All 1,200 participants basically signed waivers and agreed to run through mud, over and under barbed wires, and any other crazy obstacles that were built along the 5km run.
Obstacles included one large hay bale hurdle leading into a swampit full of mud, a hurdling course through the woods and one giant slip-n-slide down the “summit” of Springhill. In case people weren’t dirty or muddy enough, a muddy pit trimmed with barb wired forced participants to crawl through mud as volunteers dumped pails of mud on their heads.
All this fun in the mud went to support the MS Society of Manitoba as it raised over $23,000. The Filipino Journal “Mud Hunters” media team was extremely grateful to be part of the event as a media partner leading up to the event, and getting dirty on race day was a whole lot of messy fun.