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Posted: May 9, 2013  

Running: Run Amuck Introduces New Challenges to June 8 Event on Marine Corps Base Quantico

Mud, Suds and Obstacles Highlight 3.6 Mile Event and Its Mini Version

QUANTICO, VA (May 9, 2013) - There will be mud! The wildly popular Run Amuck event hosted aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico on Saturday, June 8, will introduce a new snag at the start line, a finish line that emerges from the woods, and four new untamed obstacles. The 3.6 mile course boasts three messy mud pits, three punishing PT stations and 17 obstacles ranging from hurdles to water blasts.

Registration remains open with limited spots available for the event that begins at 8 a.m. on the parade ground in front of storied LeJeune Hall. Runners will launch in waves according to bib number. For younger runners or families, the new Mini Run Amuck offers challenges along a 1.5 mile portion of the larger course. Mini Run Amuck will guide 1,000 runners through two mud pits, an inflatable and a foam slide starting at 10 a.m. All runners receive a technical shirt, finisher coin, and post-event hospitality.

Run Amuck participants will encounter the first of three new challenges at the outset of the event- an inflatable obstacle course. The 40-foot inflatable forces runners through a tunnel, around pillars, and over a ramp. Just a half mile into the course, participants will encounter the new 30-foot, bubble-foaming, slip-and-slide from the top of historic Butler Stadium.

“The new obstacles add an element of fun to an already wild event,” says Rick Nealis, MCM Director. “Run Amuck is an adventure run that brings out the kid in all of us.”

While veteran Run Amuck participants have become accustomed to grueling PT stations including jumping jacks and flutter kicks, as well as messy mud pits, tunnel crawls, and towering hills, new additions like the monkey bars and hippity-hop hit-and-run challenge take everyone back to playground days.

Run Amuck’s other exhausting, exhilarating, excessive obstacles include two tough tire dashes, strenuous spiderweb, 20-foot pipe slither, a cruel clamber up a cargo net, an ammo can scramble and a forceful fire truck spray. The mud pits can span as wide as 60 feet, at least three feet deep and extend between 100 and 180 feet long.

The 2013 MCM Event Series is organized by the Marine Corps Marathon and sponsored by Brooks, GEICO, Discover Prince William County & Manassas, VA, Holiday Inn Quantico Center, Humana, Marine Federal Credit Union, Mix 107., Michelob Ultra and Warrior Chip. No federal or Marine Corps endorsement implied.

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