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The organizers of Muddy Fanatic test racers' athleticism by plotting a 5K course through the Scottsburg woods. Participants charge through obstacles that include slippery ascents out of creek beds. After competing to reach the finish line, participants must lend each other a hand to surmount Mud Mountain, a steep wall of earth rising above a pool of knee-deep water.
To celebrate the day's displays of fortitude, drinking-age participants can enjoy a beer in the beer garden, as well as the additional drinks and food for purchase. Muddy Fanatic's team also encourages racers to self-nominate themselves for awards that include muddiest and best body. Audience members determine the winners by applauding and throwing roses at their favorites. Costumes are encouraged.