Photos courtesy of Jon Rowley, Keefer Whan, and Lita Deboer
By Nicole, age 9
My experience at the mud run was awesome! I arrived completely clean and with shoes.
When my sister and I were building our light house out of mud and oyster shells we figured out our shoes wouldn't stay on in the thick mud! I knew it was just the beginning of me not being clean anymore!
When I heard them yelling to line up to start the race I tightened my shoes. I heard the horn and ran! I lost my shoes in the mud but I kept on running without them! I finished barefooted and muddy but kept on going. I went through the chute at the finish, got my gold oyster shell medal and a good hose-down but that wasn't the end. I had lost my shoes so I began the search. I found only one shoe. I even found other people's shoes and socks! I learned some lessons:
1. Always duct tape shoes onto your feet.
2. Leave your shoes behind if you lose them.
3. Don't wear white clothes.
After all this I still guarantee I'll be there next year!
Written by Nicole, age 9, 2006 Mud Runner
The Samish Bay Bivalve Bash and Low Tide Mud Run, 4th Annual was held Saturday, July 29 at the Taylor Shellfish Farms' Samish Bay shore in Bow, Washington. The 100-meter kids run is more popular than ever. No pets allowed!
Older kids and adults run the 250-yard Low Tide Mud Run.
FROM JON ROWLEY
This is turning into quite a spectator event.
Quite a few people came to watch.
Mud Run, 2005
Mud Run, 2004
Samish Bay Bivalve Bay Web site
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