Feel the Burner — a 7-mile mud run with 30 manmade and natural obstacles on a course that stretches across 200 acres.
Ouch, you’ll burn. Your feet will. Your muscles will.
But don’t worry, said Jim Marucci of Hubbard, one of the chief masterminds behind the run.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to cool off — one slip of the grip and a plunge into a pit of muddy water might do it. If not, there will be a cool, refreshing swim available — in a dumpster full of ice water.
You can even take a ride down a 125-foot-long slip-and-slide — where thoughtful course designers John Madeline and Chad Macek, who have 40 mud runs between them, have decided to baby you with some actual baby oil mixed in with the water.
“We’re responsible for the pain they endure,” said Macek on Wednesday, as he and Madeline were putting some finishing touches on the obstacles that are already set up for the Burner’s mud run Saturday at 2601 Elmwood Drive Extension.
Two hundred-twenty people are registered so far, with its first heat at 10 a.m.
Read more about the event in Thursday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.