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Missoula Mucker 

When: Sat., Sept. 6 2014
I’d had high hopes for hosting a pudding wrestling tournament this year for my birthday, but alas, plans fell through. I couldn’t convince anybody to offer up their kiddie pool for potential destruction, for one thing, nor did I want to go to all the effort of opening a zillion cups of Jell-O HandiSnacks. There was also the question of who was gonna clean it up: no dibs.

My pudding tournament is gonna have to wait, but fortunately, the Missoula Fairgrounds hosts an obstacle course race where folks can feel good about making a mess, no pudding cups required. (Full disclosure: The Indy is helping put it on.) The three-mile course features rope climbs, cargo net climbs, hurdles, slippery slopes and more. No stress if you haven’t exactly been training for a marathon lately, since it’s designed to be a reasonable workout, not a gnarly endurance test. And as befits any Missoula event, there’s brewskies available during and after the race, plus snacks.

So go ahead and make a mess at the Mucker: proceeds benefit CASA of Missoula, and its mission to help abused and neglected kids in Missoula and Mineral counties. This is one race where a little effort goes a long way.

—Kate Whittle

Get down and dirty at the Missoula Mucker Sat., Sept. 6, with plenty of mud to play in, costumes encouraged and divisions for kids at the Missoula Fairgrounds. Waves start at 8:30 AM and depart every 20 minutes or so. $50/$10 for kids. Registration and more info at montanamucker.com. Proceeds benefit CASA of Missoula.

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