A special event in Sioux City this weekend will benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Stone State Park.
Saturday the Mayhem Run will ensue yet again, and this mud run is set to be as challenging as any in Siouxland.
"It's great," said Anne Holmes. "We've got a little more work to do today, so we're putting the finishing touches on the course. And the race of course benefits Children's Miracle Network and the friends of Stone Park. But we're ready to go with 20 obstacles, and of course, with this weather today and tonight, it'll be muddy."
Halfway through the course, runners will encounter an obstacle that's brand new to the run - a speedy zipline that will test what remaining strength you have in your arms as you glide down the 50 foot line.
Toward the end of the run is another new-to-the course obstacle: the lilly pads - three floating platforms set out over open water. It will be a struggle for runners to maintain their balance on these shaking pads this far into the run.
And an old favorite is the chain wall. Built from real fire escape ladders, runners will climb 10 feet in the air and down the other side as they near the finish line.
"It's a course you just have to attack," said Holmes. "It is challenging, which will be a good obstacle for you and those that have previous experience, but for those that don't have any, it just means that you'll find many unexpected friends along the way to get your through."
The three mile, 20 obstacle kicks off at 8:15 a.m. and it is sure to be wet, wild and of course, muddy.
Registration is closed, but spectators for the event are welcome.
All spectators and runners are asked to ride to Stone State Park on buses that will be leaving from St. Luke's Saturday morning.
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