Running in Jamestown

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Each year, Mud Factor plows into towns across the country towing along a fun, yet challenging 5K course full of obstacles and mud to trudge through. Costumes are encouraged for runners who like to rock their own style.

1054 Taylor Road
Pavilion,
NY
US

We are a small and friendly women’s gym. There are no posers, no men, nobody judging you. You can drop in anytime and start your workout right away – no waiting. Women feel good about getting fitter, leaner and stronger. Unlike other gyms where you join and never actually go – this one is quick, fun and it works.

1242 Garner Rd W
Ancaster,
ON
CA

Complex Barbell's coaches describe their gym as a "functional fitness facility." They conduct CrossFit?style workouts designed to improve a person's ability in multiple domains of fitness. They combine cardio, olympic lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and calisthenics into new workouts each day. They particularly specialize in teaching safety and proper-form, so that people can build strength, speed, and endurance with minimal risk of injury.

It may seem a heroic feat for the coaches to put in this level of focus on a day-to-day basis, but as lifelong athletes, they are prepared. They actually refer to themselves as The League, adopting super-heroic nicknames such as Coach Phoenix or Coach Bane. They pursue fitness as tirelessly as their namesakes pursue enemies or a contract with the most fashion-forward cape designer.

1400 Plains Road East
Burlington,
ON
CA

The Dirty Dash isn't the kind of race where runners try to set a new record. There are no ribbons or trophies for the first runner across the finish line either. That's because the real fun of this race isn't in winning, it's in the actual running itself. And watching groups of costumed adults play in the mud, of course.

Part light-hearted race, part military-style obstacle course, The Dirty Dash challenges runners with a course strewn with muddy obstacles with a focus on fun. In order to reach the finish, runners will have to hop over hay bales in mud pits, navigate rows and rows of tires set in wet soil, and even launch themselves down a foamy, 175-foot slip-n-slide. Besides the ultimate reward?the opportunity to spend a day in the mud?each participant also gets a t-shirt, pig tattoo, bandana, and pig decal, as well as a perfect excuse to visit their favorite dry cleaner.

Mines & Meadows Resort
Wampum,
PA
US

Project Mud might remind adults of the fun they had as a child—running in an open field, sliding into a muddy pond, and crawling through a mud-filled tunnel. The Project Mud 5K challenges individual competitors to drudge their way through 18 mud-covered obstacles in a bid to make their way to the finish line. Those who cross the checkered line celebrate with fellow racers and spectators alike during a lively after party, where live bands and DJs inspire crowds to dance while food vendors serve fresh dishes and cold beer. Proceeds from each event help fund charities in each city, ensuring money collected goes to a good cause instead of serving as fodder for thieving tooth fairies.

1307 Old Rte. 18
Wampum,
PA
US

A group of Navy SEALs designed the BattleFrog Race Series. This trio of obstacle courses?15K, 5K, and 1K?challenges bodies and minds with scenarios similar to what SEALs face in their training sessions. Each course has a different number of obstacles. Participants climb nets, slosh through mud, and swim with intensity, all while building teamwork and testing their endurance. The events also feature live SEAL demonstrations and exhibits along with food and music.

1307 Old Route 18
Wampum,
PA
US