Mud Creek Crawl Trail Run

Sanford, MI

Mud Creek Crawl Pt. 3, the story continues

with one virtual and one in-person event, barc continues to let richard direct the only trail race barc has on it's calendar...for now anyway.  so the legend of The Crawl continues on with the pourquoi story.

the trail run originated with the tri-city nordic ski club, led by don kane, continued under the direction of john mcpeak, picked up by tri-to-finish (now dig deep) for a few years before finding a home with barc.  through all of this the midland county parks and recreation department has been an instrumental partner in letting all of us run through pine haven.  during john mcpeak's tenure, the mud creek crawl was a nationally recognized off-road race: _runner's world_ top 13 out-of-the-way races.  we won't be that this year, but we'll endeavour to get back to that level of excellence through perseverence.  

mcpeak developed a handicapping system that had times adjusted according to body type, sex, age; we'll try to get into place for this year, though we may end up with a simpler system for this year since this is the first time richard has had to deal with it.  we'll give this a good college try.  

as always, you can expect the usual clown show of a race experience typical of richard's "style".  the course will be a little more clearly marked, but we still won't be able to help any of the 5k runners who decide to get another bonus 5k by following the runner in front of them.  we'll work on getting an aid station out on the 10k course, there will be the requisite junk food at the finish. 

shirts, for those who want them: white, sleeveless tech shirt with the logo, slightly modified to reflect this point of the story, on the left front, and the comic strip panel on the back (see the facebook page). 
looking forward to seeing you at this local fan favourite race with almost a cult-ish following.  

Date:  16sep2023

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Location:  Pine Haven Recreation Area

Address: 1490 W Maynard Rd, Sanford, MI 48657


Course Description:



the trail surface is natural turf, sand, mud, roots, rocks...plenty of ankle grabbers for those choosing to daydream while running.  10k runners will complete a different course than the 5k runners/walkers so be sure to consult the map button further down the guide.  the course may be different from what you see on the map, but you'll get the idea and both will be marked with different coloured flags.  if you need nutrition or fluids, bring them along; assume that richard won't be able to get the aid stations placed and you'll only be pleasantly surprised if he succeeds.  

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

  • saturday, 16sep2023 from 7:00-9:30 AM at Pine Haven Recreation Area*

*NOTE:  Please arrive early enough to complete the BMI screening!

When & Where

Sep 16, 2023


10:00 AM

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