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December 8, 2009
Mud Run
The Mud Run is an adventure race where contestants hurl themselves through mud-pits, bog holes, and waist-high mud rivers on a challenging cross-country race. This year, the Mud Run took place on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Peats Ridge, Australia, about an hour north of Sydney. "Although this event will appeal to cross country runners, we're expecting a range of competitors from athletes to couch potatoes, game for a laugh," said Gary Farebrother, Mud Run Event Organizer. Participants challenged themselves to either a 6km or 12km course that traversed the forests, grasslands, and creek crossings, according to the Mud Run website. (22 images)

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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray


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Competitors crawl through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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Competitors dive into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor climbs out of the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor climbs out of the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor climbs out of the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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Competitors wade through mud flats during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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Competitors wade through mud flats during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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Competitors wade through mud flats during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor climbs out of the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor walks through the mud flats during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor crawls through the mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor dives into a mud pit during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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A competitor wades through a creek during Australia's Mud Run Race at Glenworth Valley on Dec. 5, in Peats Ridge, Australia. Getty Images / Robert Gray



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