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Mud run in Riverhead

The Survival Race is a family-focused 5K obstacle

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) Credit: Dean Del Prete

Here's the idea: Run a 5K that includes crawling through mud and climbing and jumping over stuff. What's not to like about that?

This Saturday is The Survival Race in Riverhead at the 4-H camp on Sound Avenue.

Runners go in waves of 300 at 30-minute intervals starting at 9 a.m. You get a T-shirt and, if you finish, dog tags. There's even a band.

This will by my first mud run. Has anyone done this race before? What's it all about?

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