YMCA Mud Run Will Support Community Health Programs

CLEMMONS, NC — The YMCA’s Dirty Dozen 5K and Fun Run Obstacle Mud Run will return Saturday, September 16. The run will raise funds and awareness for programs at the Y that address chronic health issues in our community. 

The race will take place at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. The Fun Run, great for all ages, starts at 7:30 a.m. The Dirty Dozen 5K is for ages seven and up and begins at 8:00 a.m. with heats running every 10 minutes. In partnership with the Village of Clemmons, the Y will participate in the Clemmons Oktoberfest from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The event will feature the race awards ceremony, food trucks, inflatables, beer pit, entertainment, sponsor booths and so much more. The Oktoberfest is free and open to the public.

The Dirty Dozen began in 2018 at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. It consists of several obstacles that challenge runners to climb, crawl and even lift their way to the finish line — with the added challenge of muddy terrain. This race can be completed by individuals, families or teams of four. 

“The Dirty Dozen Obstacle Mud Run is not your average 5K or Fun Run. We recommend it for anyone looking for a challenge or just something different,” said Adam Cardwell, race director and the associate executive director at the Jerry Long Family YMCA. 

Proceeds from the race will go toward Y innovative health programs benefiting cancer survivors and other chronic disease programs. 

“Races like Dirty Dozen are great not only because it promotes physical activity, healthy competition, family fun and teamwork, but it also gives back to programs at the Y that make a meaningful impact on members of the community,” said Cardwell. 

Spots for the race are still available but are limited, so get a friend or two and register today. Please scan the QR code below to learn more about the Dirty Dozen 5K and Fun Run Obstacle Mud Run. We are still securing 2023 sponsors. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Adam Cardwell at a.cardwell@ymcanwnc.org or 336 712 2000.  

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