It is full systems go for organisers of the 2017 Titan Macquarie Mud Run, and with only days left until the big event, participants can expect more mud, more surprises and heaps of fun.
Organiser Rod Fardell said things were looking really good with the course.
“There will be fantastic river crossings, people sliding, cargo nets and a few surprises this year,” he said.
When Fairfax Media spoke to Mr Fardell last Tuesday he said participant numbers were “looking fantastic”, with 1000 adults and 400 kids having entered so far.
I’m really proud of everyone … The community works endlessly and puts in a lot of hard work.Rod Fardell, Titan Macquarie Mud Run
“I think everyone who takes the time to enter feel really good and have a great deal of fun,” he said.
“This event is open to all fitness levels. People love helping each other out the teamwork is just fantastic.”
This year $5 from every children’s registration will go towards the Give Me 5 For Kids charity.
Mr Fardell said while it is wonderful to raise money for charities and promote a healthier, active Dubbo, the big kicker has been giving back to the community.
Approximately 100 volunteers are expected to help out on the day and Mr Fardell said he couldn’t thank everyone enough for their ongoing support.
“I’m really proud of everyone … The community works endlessly and puts in a lot of hard work,” Mr Fardell said.
“Businesses have been so supportive either by putting their hand in their wallet with sponsorship or assisting in services.”
The committee have been planning this event a year out and Mr Fardell said while he and the other volunteers won’t be participating in the course as it was such a full on, busy day, he was looking forward to the after party at the RSL to celebrate.
Mr Fardell said it’s been wonderful to hold the event in the City over these past few years, as fitness events similar to the Dubbo mud run are usually only held in metropolitan areas.
“I think we’re the only place that does this sort of event in the country,” he said.
People have traveled from as far as Bourke, Cobar, Orange, Parkes and everywhere in between to attend the Titan Macquarie Mud Run.
Last years Mud Run had approximately 1,200 adults and just under 500 kids participating and Mr Fardell said it was not too late for people to enter this years event.
The 2017 Titan Macquarie Mud Run will be held on Saturday, March 25, at Ollie Robbins Oval, Bligh Street, Dubbo.
For more information or to register head to www.titanmacquariemudrun.com.au