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The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle (Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. (April 2011)

The Survival Race

Prepare to get dirty. This is the concept of The Survival Race, the first 5k "mud run" to take place on Long Island, with a course filled with military-style obstacles. The Survival Race in Riverhead is geared toward a wider range of participants -- including kids as young as 9.

Tara Del Prete runs through a mud pit
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Tara Del Prete runs through a mud pit on the Survival Race course at the 4H camp in Riverhead, which will take place for the first time on Long Island on Sept. 8, 2012. The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99. (Aug. 28, 2012)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. (April 2011)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the second time on May 4, 2013. (April 2011)

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The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. (April 2011)

Tara Del Prete climbs a cargo net on
(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

Tara Del Prete climbs a cargo net on the Survival Race course at the 4H camp in Riverhead. The upcoming family-friendly race on Sept. 8, 2012 will challenge competitors with a variety of technical obstacles and muddy water. (Aug. 28, 2012)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. (April 2011)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Dean Del Prete)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. (April 2011)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle
(Credit: Handout)

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle course and mud run open to all ages, from 9 to 99, and is coming to Long Island for the first time on Sept. 8, 2012. Here, three competitors scale a rope ladder in a 2011 Survival race in Dallas, Texas. (April 2011)

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