It seems 'mud runs' are becoming very popular, if only to put a fun spin on a race while getting to act like a kid.
And the newest mud run will be happening here in Muskego on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Maxine's Studio of Dance.
The focus of this run will be to raise money for breast cancer research in memory of Traci Gralton who died March 7 at age 50.
Participants will be able to test their agility and endurance in the obstacle course set up in the “muddy back 40” of Maxine’s, from 10 a.m. to noon, with proceeds to benefit cancer research.
Gralton, a horse riding instructor from Mukwonago, was a mother of four, including a daughter, Hanna, who teaches aerial fabric and danced at Maxine’s for many years. After her tragic death earlier this year, the studio wanted to celebrate her life, according to Maryangela Roman, who also has daughters who dance at Maxine's.
To appeal to a larger group of women, the idea of the “family-friendly” mud run, geared to women of all ages, was born.
After completing the obstacle course, mud-covered runners can enjoy a glass of non-alcoholic champagne in Traci’s memory.
The entrance fee is $25. Participants will receive a T-shirt, designed by Hanna, also an artist. For advance registration, email: Maxine.email@example.com; registration on the day of the event begins at 9:30 a.m. For information, call (262) 424-5059.