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Maah Daah Hey Trail Offers Mud Run June 10th

 


The Bull Moose Mudder will be held on Saturday, June 10th, beginning at the Medora Family Fun Center at the entrance to the Medora Campground.

The Mudder’s organizers, the Save the Maah Daah Hey Trail non-profit in conjunction with the Teddy Roosevelt Medora Foundation, have taken advantage of the natural challenge of the North Dakota Badlands to set up a 3-mile loop course inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s daily trek.

Roosevelt called his treks “point-to-points”, jaunts he had to complete each day to finish his chores. This included crossing the Little Missouri River thirteen times a day, carrying and dragging heavy objects, and climbing up and over hills. As in Roosevelt’s daily routine, the Bull Moose Mudder includes multiple creek and river crossings with water up to waist deep, and natural obstacles like fallen logs and tall grass. Akin to carrying game animals Roosevelt hunted for food, participants will lift and carry sand bags across an open meadow. The mudder takes participants up a natural butte, down the other side, and through a tunnel to complete the race with a man-made obstacle course. Teddy Roosevelt himself will be completing the race as well.

The mudder will begin at 1pm Mountain time with a shotgun start by Mrs. Medora on horseback, at the Medora Family Fun Center at the entrance to the Medora Campground. Racers may opt to compete in teams or alone and may choose between one fun lap, a competitive lap, or as many competitive laps as possible in three hours.

Following the award ceremony, a Kid’s Fun Run will kick off, where kids of all ages with their parents can get muddy and complete events at the Family Fun Center.

Registration for the events is required by June 9th. To register, visit http://www.experienceland.org/bull-moose-mudder.

 

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