Search and Rescue Mud Race


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The siren sounds and the runners take off!

April 28, 2018 Castlewood—The Russell County Combined Search and Rescue Teams aided by the Castlewood Volunteer Fire Department, the Russell County Sheriff’s Department, The St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department, and the St. Paul Police Department staged the Second Annual Mud and Obstacle Relay at the Russell County Fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

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Mud and old tires pose a challenge to race participants.

A total of 65 runners participated in the event, which covered a 1.25 mile course laid out over the hilly terrain of the fairgrounds. The trail included several water slides, walls, mud pits, and huge tires that had to be negotiated to complete the run.

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A runner comes through the water slide

Six teams comprised of four runners participated in the event.  Each team was required to complete four laps of the course. At least two teams had members who did not attend the event, so several brave souls ran the grueling course twice.

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The Spearhead Trailblazers, winners of the event

The Spearhead Trailblazers won the team event. A finishing time was not given.

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