The 10th annual Flemington School Mud Run held at Lake Station last weekend broke records, with 749 runners, sliders and wallowers making their way from a clean start to a very dirty finish.
The record breaking run, including raffles and auctions, has raised an estimated $30,000 for Flemington School.
It was the event’s 10th anniversary and the cash prizes in the fancy dress categories brought out the stylish and the creative in the mud runners, although it wasn’t long before they all looked alike: muddy.
The mud run was recently awarded the Community Initiative Award at both the 2023 CHB Sports Awards and the Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards, but on Saturday the Central Ag Contracting Mud Slide was the winner, sending mud-runners on their way with varying degrees of indignity.
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Organisers said they were grateful for the support from runners, sponsors and “Hayley and Andy Barrett who allow us to make a muddy mess of their farm every year”.
Hawke’s Bay Today photographer Connull Lang went along, stood well back, and took these photos.