Better Mud Run Recap

The fierce youth competitors of last Saturday's Better Mud Run.
Redwood Volunteer Fire Department members who came out to soak the course.
Last Saturday marked the First Annual Better Mud Run at Better Farm, which raised funds for Better Farm's wellness outreach as well as for nearby USO Fort Drum.

Hosted by Better Farm and featuring more than 20 obstacles, the Better Mud Run invited the fiercest  athletes and thrill-seekers to the Better Farm campus for agility obstacles, a road run, scaling mountains, and—of course—getting really, really muddy. There was an abridged course for younger competitors—and even the Redwood Volunteer Fire Department got involved, agreeing to take time out of their day to wet down the course:

Our grounds crew worked tirelessly the week prior, getting everything in order for the day:

Finally, the big day arrived. Here are some shots from the event itself:

Many thanks to Doc, Carl, James, Mollica, and our other organizers; Cheesman for running the tree-stand shootout tower, all our volunteers, and to everyone who came out to support such great causes. See you in 2015!


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.