It’s time to get a little dirty and have some fun to support a good cause. This year, Everest Park will host the inaugural Finger Lakes Mud Run on September 29th. This is a family friendly event, open to anyone age 13 or older- who loves mud. If you aren’t afraid of getting dirty, you and 600 other mud-runners will take on the challenging military-style trail run that pits runners against mud washed gullies, mud-covered embankments, twisting mazes, swampy forests, and other obstacles, on one of two courses that will turn the park into a good old-fashioned mud-bath.
Proceeds of this event will be used to benefit the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage which is located at the park. The Home of Courage is a fully stocked and furnished home serving as a retreat for children with life-altering illnesses or conditions and their family. The home is named after an Auburn native, Brian Bisgrove, who spent a lot of time at Everest Park while studying to be a priest. Bisgrove suffered from brain cancer and passed away in 1998 at the age of 21. Before passing away, Bisgrove spoke about wanting Everest Park to be a place where families, youth groups, and other organizations could come and build cooperative skills and camaraderie into cohesive units.
The challenges of a mud run and the team aspect of this event are what make this a great benefit to the mission of the Home of Courage, so if you aren’t afraid of running though mud to have a little fun, register today! More information about the event and registration are available online.