Kentucky Guard sponsors first Bluegrass Mud Run

Photos courtesy of Kentucky National Guard Recruiting and Retention

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Participants line up for an obstacle during the inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky National Guard was proud to present the inaugural WUKY/University of Kentucky Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Bluegrass Mud Run at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.  The adventure run consisted of a 5K course with more than 20 challenges.

More than 400 participants ran, dove, swung and plunged through the obstacles while a crowd of more than 500 cheered them on.  Funds raised by the event went to support ROTC at the University of Kentucky.

Lexington Sports reporter, Mary Jo Perino was on hand as the master of ceremonies and honorary starter.

To see more photos from the Mud Run, click here.

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Participants find out just how cold the water is in one obstacle of the inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.

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A participant runs through ankle-deep muddy water during the inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.

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Participants manage the monkey bars during the inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.

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Participants arrived appropriately attired for the inaugural Bluegrass Mud Run presented by the Kentucky National Guard in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 22, 2012.

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