Miracle Mud Run turns up the heat

Run It Like It's Hot

Man slides through Miracle Mud Run Course

Temperatures get hot in the East Texas summer. Some people stay cool by heading to one of the nearby lakes. Others take refuge by enjoying the great air-conditioned indoors. Others see the heat as a challenge and run straight for the mud.  Running through the mud has never been this much fun or accomplished this much good.

In August, hundreds of runners will run, climb, slip, slide, and crawl their way through a muddy obstacle course at Longview's Lear Park. The participants of the "Run it Like It's Hot Miracle Mud Run" will emerge covered in smiles and caked in mud. The biggest smiles, though, will arrive in October, when the Miracle League Field opens thanks to the money raised by the mud run.

As participants are cheered on by Miracle League mascots and future Miracle League participants, the runners quickly realize this is no ordinary race. The purpose of the event is to raise funds and awareness for the construction and operation of the brand new Miracle League Field at Lear Park. The field is a universally accessible baseball field designed for children of all abilities. So, when someone straps on their shoes for the Mud Run, they are really helping provide kids the opportunity to roll onto a baseball diamond for the very first time.

The Mud Run offers options for all ages and abilities. The regular 3.1 mile adult course is a serious challenge with obstacles specifically designed to get participants down in the muck. Kids can race on a course just for them with smaller obstacles designed for ages 6 - 11. Notably, a Super Special Mud Challenge gives people of all abilities the opportunity to get muddy, because after all that's what the whole event is designed to do.

Learn more about the race and get registered at the Run It Like It's Hot Miracle Mud Run website.

Learn more and get involved with the Miracle League of East Texas online.

What: Run It Like It's Hot Miracle Mud Run

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Where: Lear Park, 100 H.G. Mosley Pkwy, Longview, TX