Photos courtesy of Renee Williams
Mud Run Report by Cassidy
My name is Cassidy. I am 10 years old and live in Washington. On Saturday, July 23, 2005, I ran in the Bivalve Bash Mud Run in Bow, Washington! It was awesome! I was so excited! As soon as I got there, I duct taped my shoes, even though I still had three hours until the race. I couldn't wait to get into that mud, but I knew I should wait until the race to get in, so the extra mud wouldn't slow me down!
Finally, it was time for the race to start! I ran to the starting line to get in my best running position. My mom was on the sidelines telling me not to stop if I lose a shoe... just KEEP RUNNING!
The horn sounded and I took off running. The mud felt amazing! It was warm, squishy and wet! I wanted to stop and play in the mud, but I knew I had to finish this race first. The race was 100 yards into the mud and back to the shore.
After the race was finished, I grabbed my two friends and bolted back to the mud! We played for what seemed like hours, until the adults' race was ready to begin.
It was a very fun day. I came in 5th place girls under 13. Now I know what it must feel like to be a PIG!
KR INTERVIEWS CASSIDY
KR:Why did you duct tape your shoes?
CASSIDY: So that the mud would not suck them off while I was running.
KR: How long did it take you?
CASSIDY: It took me 3 minutes to tape my shoes and it took me 46.6 seconds to run the race.
KR: Did you run with a pretty stride?
CASSIDY: I looked like a cheetah with clown shoes on!
KR: What was it like to run in the mud?
CASSIDY: It was REALLY FUN!!!
KR: Did you lose a shoe?
CASSIDY: Not until I cut them off and threw them in the trash!
FROM JON ROWLEY
We had 25 8-12 boys and 10 girls entered in the Kid's Mud Run this year, more than twice what we had last year.
This is turning into quite a spectator event.
Quite a few people came to watch.
Last Year's Mud Run
Samish Bay Bivalve Bay Web site
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