WATERVILLE — Thomas College’s fifth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 14, at 180 West River Road.

The mud run is a 5K, 14-obstacle course that loops through both the woods and campus. This year, the race will take place on Thomas College’s new campus trail, the Sukeforth Family Trail System.

Obstacles range from monkey bars, tire flips, mud crawl, bucket carry, three-, four- and five-foot walls, and trails.

The new course will include running on the Sukeforth Family Trail, more mud pits, tire drags, and a few surprises.

“It is truly incredible how this event has grown during the last four years. We now have visitors from all over the state, from all walks of life,” said Thomas College Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Jim Delorie. “Whether you’re looking for a challenge and to compete amongst the best, or you’re just looking to have fun and get dirty – this is the race for you. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Registration is open online. The cost is $30 before Feb. 14, $45 after, and is open to any and all community members. All proceeds will support Thomas College’s student recreation. In the past, the college has purchased exercise bikes, fat-tire mountain bikes, and disc golf baskets, and built an outdoor ice rink.

For more information, contact Jim Delorie at 859-1183 or [email protected].

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