HomeVideo: Body-Cam Captured A Sandy And Muddy Action

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Tires, culverts, walls, ropes and loads of sand and mud put many participants’ skills to the test when the inaugural Foreshore Adventure Race and Hero Mud Run took place on Saturday, May 16.

A body-cam positioned on a Foreshore participant’s head and a body-cam on a Hero Mud Run participant’s chest show some of the sandy and muddy action, respectively.

For the Foreshore Adventure Run, an estimated 300 West Michigan residents took on more than 15 obstacles at Pere Marquette Beach Park for the Muskegon Rescue Mission’s 5K inaugural event.

The sand seemed to be the most difficult to overcome but it wasn’t the only obstacle that stood in the way. Participants ran through water, climbed over and under tires, took on an inflatable and other obstacles.

If participants wanted to take it a little easier, they had the option to participate in a shorter 2.5K course and a noncompetitive adventure.

Muskegon County’s first Hero Mud Run, a military-style obstacle course that promotes fitness, community and team-building, attracted 450 athletes to participate in the event at Muskegon County Fairgrounds.

While most trekked through the 3-mile course, other extreme athletes took on the longer 6- and 8-mile courses.

Twenty-six obstacles made up the 3-mile course with an additional six in the 6-mile and eight more in the 8-mile course.

The net climb, the second to last on the 3-mile course, challenged runners to traverse a 20-foot tall cargo net, while the quarter pipe featured a skateboard-like ramp.

Athletes also encountered tires, culverts, fire pits and tight ropes, among other rustic props.

Proceeds raised during the occasion would benefit the Muskegon County Fair Association and Flyin’ Heroes, a nonprofit that takes veterans on free fly fishing trips.