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October 11, 2011

2nd Annual Muddy Maul & Crawl (San Joaquin Delta College Boots to Books)

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I caught wind of the event by a friend who whom knew the coordinator, Edna Takahashi. The Muddy Maul & Crawl is a event put forth by San Joaquin Delta Colleges "boots to books" program which aims to aid veterans continue their education after their tour of duty. The mud run consists of 9 "boot-camp" style obstacle's over the span of 2 miles. It took place at local Jessie Grove Winery in Lodi, California.

Starting the day around 0800hrs I met up with the friends Id be running with for the Maul & Crawl. After having a light breakfast we headed to the event grounds to check-in We were greeted by smiles of the volunteers and the smell of BBQ cooking in the background. Also present were local news camera's covering this mornings festivities.

There were close to 150 runners which consisted of men, women, and even children who ran at the end of the day. All active participants went in one of 3 separate waves the third of which was the team run where at least 1 person of the group had to be carried at all times.

I was delighted to see veterans and law enforcement running along side myself. Everyone was very encouraging at all stages of the obstacle course and willing to help each other conquer each portion of the run. The last obstacle was a fridget mud crawl in a pit under some camo netting. At the end of the run we all washed off via a refreshing high pressure firehouse

In all I had a blast and couldn't have done it without the encouragement of friends and fellow runners. It was a great event for a great cause and rest assured that MilSimJunkie will go at it again next year. Id highly recommend anyone interested in participating with me next year or encourage you to participate in a local event near you. There are tons of mud/obstacle runs happening around the world and most of them going towards a good cause. Try it out you never know what your missing out on.

For more information regarding San Joaquin Delta Colleges Muddy Maul & Crawl please visit:

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