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Eat Dirt Mud Run

On August 23rd most of my kids will be participating in a one of a kind event that involves running a very unique race. What is so one of a kind about a race you ask? Well this is a mud run through a mud lovers dream. The course is 3 miles long and has mud pits, tunnel crawls, walls, slippery hill climbs, and much more. The course is easy enough for the whole family to enjoy and challenging enough for the most seasoned runner. Most importantly, proceeds received from the mud run will be given non-profit charity organizations.

The Eat Dirt Mud Run formerly known as the Grand Rapids Mud Run first debuted on August 28, 2010 and participation has doubled since the start. This year they are expecting over 5,000 participants. We will be some of those participants this year.

Eat Dirt Billboard 2014-2

To make the event even more special is that all of the proceeds from the event goes to non-profit charities. The main charity that benefits from the event is Never The Same, they also give back to other local charities.

Below is a quote from the Never The Same website which explains what they do.

We are a Christ-centered & hope focused non-profit organization that formed in 2009. One of our mantras is: “this generation is our best hope for change.”

“Never The Same” is a movement uniting middle school & high school students to love God and change the world in which they live through their faith in Jesus.
We focus on helping students experience God, know God, and pray for others.
We do this through:

– Experience God at NTS Camp

– Know God through Don’t Climb Alone

– Pray for others, Claim Your Campus

Mud Rapids

The Eat Dirt Mud Run has a race for anyone who is 6 or older. Below are the 2 different races you can register for and a little information about each of them.

Eat Dirt Mud Run ~ Main Course (ages 13 and up)

The main course is for anyone 13 and older. It is approximately a 5K and includes multiple mud pits a cargo net climb, tires to step through, a giant mudslide, slippery hill climbs, and much more fun.

For each adult ticket you will receive a free kids course registration.

Kids Course ~ Kids Mini Mud Run (ages 6-12)

They offer a course for children between the ages of 6-12 so that even the younger kids can participate in the Eat Dirt Mud Run. This course is about 1 1/2 miles long and includes the muddiest and most exciting parts of the main course.

Kids Run Free

Stop over to the Eat Dirt Mud Run website to get more information or to register for the event.  Online registration ends August 19, 2014, after the online registration is finished you will have to purchase tickets at the race and pay an increased rate.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Run Times:

8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am

11:30am Kids Mini Mud (ages 6-12)


Kentwood Community Church

1200 60th Street SE

Kentwood, MI 49548

You can find Eat Dirt Mud Run on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to stay up to date on current and upcoming events.

Here is a video created for the event that will give you an idea of what kinds of fun you can expect at the Eat Dirt Mud Run.

Stay tuned to some great mud run pictures of some of our kids on a blog post following the races. We will be having Ethan, Anthony, and Cody participating in the Kids Course and Serena and Dustin participating in the Main course. I will not be running in the Mud Run, but I will be volunteering at the event with my little Gabe helping me.

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings on Instagram for updates on the day of the event.

Disclosure: I have been provided with tickets to this event in exchange for sharing about the event with my viewers. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are those of my children or myself. Click here for more information about my disclosure policy. 

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