Clint Thomas mixes fresh dirt into a pool of water to create the finish line mud pit for the first Epic Mud Run in Midway on September 10, 2011.
Tom Zoellner uses a fire hose to wet the starting stretch of the course. It took two days to completely set up the course but just six hours to “make the mud”.
Participants line up around the starting gate before the start of the race.
Participants tackle one of the toughest challenges of the day, the mud-pit interval. In addition to this obstacle the course was made up of 13 other mud-related obstacles and stretched over two and a half miles.
One of the contestants crawls through the finish line mud pit. Event coordinators said they were happy with the turn out and are going to make the run an annual event.