WATERVILLE — Registration is open for Thomas College’s third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, set for Sunday, April 23, on the college’s campus.

The 5K run is open to community members and will be a family-friendly atmosphere. This year’s event will offer a mini obstacle course open to children up to age 10.

The event will feature a 15-obstacle course through a mud covered campus and surrounding land. All runners, including children, will receive a race medal at the finish line. The event will feature a 5K of mud, tire flips, wall climbing, cargo net climbing, and more.

Create teams with friends, or make it a personal challenge — however you want — just run it! Changes to the race this year include the addition of three new obstacles — balance beams, monkey bars and water cannons. Additionally, if the demand is high enough, the first heat at 8:45 a.m. will be for “elite” runners for those who want to push themselves even harder and faster than the “fun” portion.

The shotgun will be at 9 a.m. and the children’s obstacle course will take place at noon. Registration will cost $15 for alumni, $5 for children and $30 for community members until Feb. 15, then registration will cost $45. Proceeds will help support the Thomas College Recreation Department.

Registration is available online, for more information, contact Jim Delorie at 859-1183 or [email protected]