JCB hosts 7th annual mud run benefiting Lady Bamford Center

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - JCB welcomed more than 1,500 runners for their seventh annual Mud Run in Pooler on Saturday afternoon with proceeds benefitting the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development.

Runners could compete by themselves or as part of a team on a 5-mile muddy course that included more than 40 obstacles and a splash through the JCB lake. The unique course was created entirely by JCB machines.

"The obstacles were crazy. Honestly, I had no idea because I didn't look into it. I mean, ropes out there, tires out there, ditches out there, water out there, you name it, it was out there," said Nate Scalf, a runner. "I mean this is a great event. JCB puts on a good event. Everyone is having a good time. With me, I'm all about being around good surroundings. The mud run is great. The obstacles are great but the people are awesome too."

A less strenuous 5-kilometer course was also available.

After the races, attendees celebrated with food from Jim 'N Nicks in Pooler.  There was also live music from "Even Pete."

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