Muddy good time to be had in Yemassee 5K

For those who brave today's inaugural Yemassee Mud Run Filthy 5K Challenge, first peruse its Facebook page.

One album includes pictures of the 3.1-mile course's construction. One snapshot shows a ditch just before the 2-mile mark, where one wider log and one skinny log offer runners a choice of how to cross -- the other option being a rumble through the ditch.

Halfway through the course is "Alligator Alley," another ditch full of opaque, shin-deep water.

And then there are the mud pits. The first will include rope suspended over the muddy service, forcing participants to high crawl through the obstacle.


What: 5-kilometer trail run through open and wooded terrain incorporating numerous obstacles, incuding ditches, logs and mud pits.

Where: 28790 Pocotaligo Rd., Yemassee

When: 10 a.m. today

Registration: Registration will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per individual and $125 per team. Cash or check only.

Notes: Participants can register as individuals or as five-person teams. Individuals will be grouped by age and teams grouped by gender -- Male, Female and Coed. T-shirts available while supplies last. Team categories include Men, Women and Coed.

More information: Go to and click "5K Challenge."