Mud Blast Series Brings Runners to the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Tuolumne Rivers
In 2012, River Partners expanded its signature mud run into a mud run series, holding races in Colusa and Modesto in the Fall. Starting in 2011 with about 600 participants for its one race, the 2012 events attracted 1200 runners to the Sacramento River and 800 runners to the San Joaquin.
These races were made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors, which are listed on page 14. However, just as important to the safety and success of the event were the scores of volunteers. They showed up early to greet and register costumed runners. They stood by obstacles, ensuring everyone was safe while cheerily handing out water and enduring muddy hugs of appreciation.
In addition to all the folks who stepped forward on their own to help, River Partners would like to thank the National Charity League of Chico, Chico Boy Scout Troop 2, SynMedia, Health Careers Academy of Stockton, University of the Pacific, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Joaquin Regional Conservation Corps, the Colusa High School Track Team & Parents, River Partners members, staff and board, and our obstacle team for making the event a huge success!
The above article originally appeared in the December 2012 issue of the River Partners Journal.