Hurricane Mud FLUD run event set for June 1st

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The second annual Wren Hurricane Mud FLUD Run will be held on Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8 a.m. Local residents can witness friends, neighbors and family members crawling through muddy ravines, fording through a babbling stream, jumping and climbing over a multitude of obstacles, while straining to see through a ‘flud of mud’… until participants emerge triumphantly.

Contestants will compete on the 3.1-mile course until the last team completes (or is carried off) the muddy obstacle-filled FLUD Run through Wigington’s Farm behind Wren High School. The event is being organized to raise funds for the Wren High School Athletic Program.

Proceeds will be used to purchase and maintain sports equipment, assist with travel and team related expenses and will benefit all sports programs at Wren High School, both boys and girls.

This year’s run will be dedicated in memory of Dan Wigington, a Wren alumnus, who lost his battle with cancer shortly after last year’s run, and a portion of the proceeds wiil be donated to a charity of his family’s choice, for graciously allowing the use of their property.

“There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as watching people you know and love battle for the title of Champion Mud Warrior,” said Dan Cooper, one of the FLUD Run organizers. “We want this to be a fun event that will challenge participants, while raising money to support athletic programs at Wren High School. You might still get yelled at and it very well could be your mom, but this time, its not child’s play, it is for a great cause.”

Presented by AnMed Family Practice, the 2nd Annual Hurricane FLUD Run was made possible by oobe, First Team Sports, First Citizens Bank, Cooper Tech Services, Monster Energy and others

The FLUD Run executive committee wishes to express thanks to Pelzer EMS, Anderson County Emergency Medical Services, Wren and Three & Twenty Fire Departments, Anderson County Fire and Anderson County for their support in making the event possible.

Teams can register online at www.fludrun.com. Single entry is $30; Team of 4 is $100. Deadline in order to be guaranteed a FLUD Run racing shirt is May 1.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Dan Cooper at 864.982.2903. Deadline for Sponsors to be included on the official FLUD Run shirt is May 1st.