I’ve always been more of an indoor girl when it comes to exercise, but I have to admit that mud runs look like fun!  Take your pick of Wisconsin’s mud runs that are sure to get your heart pumping and your clothes (and everything else) dirty: 

Dirty Girl 8/19/12 -Hartland,WI

Run, walk, climb, crawl – you’ll experience it all.  With obstacle names like H2OMG and PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff), you can expect to laugh until your cheeks hurt.  But don’t worry, if you get to an obstacle that’s more than a challenge for you, take one of the detours.  Also expect safety throughout.  Expect the competition to go on rain or shine.  Expect not to be timed.  Expect some crazy team uniforms.  Expect to leave with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment.

Tough Mudder 9/8/12 – Cascade, WI

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.  By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days!

Big Muddy Run 10/6/12 -La Crosse,WI

Choose the 5k or 1 mile route, each with mud pits, obstacles, water and more.

Madison Mud Run 10/28/12 -Madison,WI

“Madison’s Dirtiest Race” is back this October and the theme once again is Halloween!  This race is the most fun you can have running almost 5 miles.  How “tough” is it?  It is as tough as you want it to be.  The course is designed for everyone.  Perfect for recreational runners competing in their first 5 mile race and still challenging enough to the semi-professional athlete.  This event has something for everyone to enjoy!