Whatcom Events, owners and organizers of the world famous Ski to Sea race, has scheduled the second Muds to Suds race – a muddy obstacle course race held at Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale – on August 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist with race setup, obstacle monitoring, registration and an array of other activities. Volunteers will receive a free race entry for eight hours of work.
Muds to Suds is a 2.5-mile course packed with 22 muddy obstacles and a sudsy finale, all of which are spectator- and
Obstacles include seven mud pits, rope webbing in trees, climbing walls, snake tubes, hay bale stairs with slide, hanging tires, cargo netting, balance beam and the finale – a slippery, sudsy soap pit.
Participants are encouraged to dress up for the event, and prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes in addition to the fastest finishers in all divisions.
There are divisions for kids (8 to 14 years old); students (15 to 20 years old); adults (21 to 49 years old); male/female and masters (50 years old and up).
There will be several local food vendors at the finish line, music, Boundary Bay Brewery beer garden, a fire truck to hose off participants and a fire to warm everyone up. On Saturday night camping will be allowed at Hovander Park for tents and RVs at a cost of $20 per group of four.
The Ferndale Street Festival takes place all day on Saturday with music in the evening.
The cost for adults is $35 each; students are $25; kids are $15.
Registration includes race entry, t-shirt, beer (for adults) root beer float (for kids), bratwurst and, of course, bragging rights.