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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Run in the mud this Saturday in Brewton

More than 300 runners expected for Burnt Corn Creek Run through creeks, swamps


June 6, 2019


Runners participate in the 2018 mud run in Brewton

More than 300 runners from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas will be in Brewton this weekend to compete in Saturday's Burnt Corn Creek Run through the woods, through the swap, through the creek and in, out and through some 60 obstacles.

Proceeds from the event will go to Backpack Buddies and Paws Crossed Dog Rescue, Inc.

T.R. Miller High School Track Coach Rob Adkinson said he expects a huge crowd of runners and walkers of all ages.

The 3-plus mile course begins at O'Bannon Park, travels through E.O. Wilson Park and Jennings Park before returning to O'Bannon.

The first race of the day will be begin at 8 a.m. for the elite heat with cash prizes on the line. Adkinson said registration for the elite race has closed. Cash prizes of $500 for first, $250 for second and $150 for third will be awarded for male and female categories. Age division winners will also be announced.

Adkinson said the course has about 60 obstacles, some manmade and some natural that will test runners' agility and balance.

The corporate team heat will begin at 8:30 a.m. for teams with a minimum of four; followed by Georgia Pacific's Friends and Family team race at 9 a.m., also for teams with a minimum of four participants.

Individuals in the NDI open race will hit the trail at 9:30 a.m. The Pepsi kids Heat and Stick in the Mud heat will be at 11 a.m.

Although registration has ended for the elite race, registration remains open for the other divisions. Those who have preregistered can pick up their packets Friday at O'Bannon Park from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Registration on the day of the races will open at 7 a.m. at O'Bannon Park.

There will be no charge for parking at O'Bannon Park, but donations for Paws Crossed and Backpack Buddies will be accepted.

For more information, contact Adkinson at 251-363-3404. You can also visit for more information or to register for the races.


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