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Rain or not, Steamboat Mad Mud Run set for Saturday

Luke Graham

— The Steamboat Mad Mud Run will, in fact, feature mud. So despite dry conditions, it won't be the Steamboat Mad Dust Run.

NRC Broadcasting Mountain Group Promotions Director Lee Smith confirmed the course will feature plenty of mud Saturday, a nod to Steamboat Ski Area owning its water rights.

"We're set to go on Saturday," she said.

The event begins with the first heats at 11 a.m.; subsequent heats go off every 30 minutes. The last heat is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The race course begins at the base of the ski area and heads up through the Mavericks Terrain Park in Bashor Bowl before returning to the base.

The 5-kilometer course will feature 10 obstacles, including a tire run, cardboard climb, wall climb, rail balance beams, mud pit, bungee jumble, crawl, log jam, keg hurdle and a fire jump.

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Smith said there are 530 people scheduled to compete in the race. They expect people to finish in anywhere between 45 and 75 minutes. Registration for the event has closed.

The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band will perform from noon to 4 p.m. There also will be beer and food for sale in Gondola Square.

It's free to attend the concert and to get into Gondola Square. Smith said watching from Gondola Square, the Torian Plum Plaza grassy knoll or at the top of Burgess Creek Road will provide the best vantage points.

Crews should finish the course by Friday, but Smith said no one is allowed on it until Saturday.

"It's going to be a great way to enjoy the mountain," she said.

For a full course description, including maps, visit http://www.steamboatmudrun.com.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com

Manic Training to raise money for local boy

A group of local athletes will raise money for Izaac Kinnison on Saturday during the Steamboat Mad Mud Run adventure race at Steamboat Ski Area.

More than 50 Manic Training athletes are participating in the event and will sell buff multifunctional headgear for $15. Contact anyone wearing a Manic shirt to purchase one.

All the proceeds will be given to Izaac, a 10-year-old Steamboat boy who was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his brain.

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