A cross-country style 5K course with natural and man-made obstacles. Runners will traverse through 10 mud pits, across open fields and run through the stream and woods. Along the way, there will be over 18 obstacles including horse jumps, cargo nets, a stream, and a giant mud slide to make it a not so ordinary run. This is a great family fun event, guaranteed to provide plenty of mud and smiles. Spectators will be able to see runners splash through mud as they make their way to the finish line. Smith River Festival goers will be treated to a variety of music and can sate their thirst at the craft-brew beverage garden. Smith River Fest runs all day at the Smith River Sports Complex, 9 to 5. Come cheer on the paddlers as they race for the finish line in the morning and the mud runners in the afternoon.
Race time for the Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run is 2:00 p.m. Awards, which will be presented at 4 o'clock are given for overall male and female winners and in age groups. For more information and registration details go to MilesinMartinsville.com.