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Shawnee on Delaware, PA - Ski Shawnee, Inc. is pleased to announce the return of its extremely popular summer endurance event happening Saturday, August 17, 2013, on the trails, ponds and grounds of Shawnee Mountain.

This action packed mountain trail run, 5K or approximately 3.1 miles in length, includes natural and man-made obstacles, challenging ups and downs, rocky, wooded and wet terrain, shallow water crossings and lots of mountain MUD!

mudrun full pitAlthough the mountainous course route will remain the same for 2013, organizers promise an additional surprise obstacle and as much or more muddy areas then last year’s sold out event. The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Department will again provide an additional “hosing off” area.

Open to guys and girls ages 13 and up, the timed event will begin with the first wave at 9:30 am. Three divisions of entry will be offered and run in three waves: Individuals, 2 Person “Buddy” Teams and 4 Person Teams. For individuals there will be four age categories and for teams - categories of all male, all female and mixed teams. Although a competition, emphasis will be on fun, teamwork and helping each other finish safely. Each team must cross the finish with all their teammates together. Entry is limited 1000 runners, plus 200 kids ages 6 to 12 for 1mile mini mud run. Costumes and spectators are welcome.

A post race BBQ and awards party with DJ music will be held under a huge fest tent from 11am to 3pm. An onsite shower and changing area for competitors will be provided. The Mud Run will be held rain or shine – rain would make it even more fun!

This event is produced by Ski Shawnee Inc. in cooperation with members of the Pocono Area Runners Club and for the benefit of the Pocono Chapter of Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Visit www.girlsontherun.org.

All participants will be encouraged to donate their running shoes after the race, Serving as a drop point, Shawnee Mountain will wash shoes, pack and ship to Soles4Souls. Visit www.soles4souls.org.

For further information including online registration visit www.shawneemt.com or call 570-421-7231. Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off PA exit 309 of I-80. For lodging information visit www.800poconos.com .

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