What a Mess: Camp Pendleton Mud Run

Camp Pendleton hosted the first of five events of its annual Mud Run race series on May 31, 2014.

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Military and civilian runners got down and dirty for the first race in Camp Pendleton's annual Mud Run race series on May 31, 2014.
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If running a normal 10k is just cake, try adding a number of obstacles to your route. Slogging through the mud counts.
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Runners had to clamber over two five-foot walls -- some with more grace than others.
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Once over, they had to wade through a muddy pool. This participant found it was easier to just embrace the mess and crawl on his stomach.
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The tunnel crawl came next, with Marines standing on top of the large pipes, shouting surprisingly nice words of encouragement.
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Organizers expected 14,000 adults and 500 kids during the event, which spans the first three weekends of June.
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Volunteers were posted throughout the race to offer a refreshing drink. But if you were really lucky, you got a cup of water thrown in your face.
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It soon became clear this run was not for the faint of heart. Push-ups were required.
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On top of the tunnel crawl, pit and wall, runners faced tire obstacles, a cargo net climb and a slippery hill.
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All proceeds from the race series go to the Marine Corps Community Services quality of life programs for Camp Pendleton personnel and families.
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Ahhh, a tiny cup of water to quench the thirst.
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A free beer awaited those who made it through the obstacle course. It was just one of many attractions at the Filthy Fun Fest After Party.
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