Washington County Habitat for Humanity Gearing Up for Second Annual Mud Run

ABINGDON, Va. ― The Washington County (Virginia) Habitat for Humanity is giving adults and children another opportunity to play in the mud — while supporting a good cause — by hosting its second annual Mud Run.

Held Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Abingdon, the Kids’ Mud Run for ages 15 and under will begin at 9 a.m., followed by an adults’ 5K at 10 a.m. Net proceeds from the event will support the affiliate’s future housing projects.

“Habitat relies on generous supporters to help us provide affordable homes to deserving families in our area,” says Krystal Kayton, executive director of Washington County Habitat for Humanity. “The Mud Run gives us an opportunity to engage members of our community by providing a fun, memorable experience that assists us in carrying out our mission.”

Registration is $55 for the 5K Mud Run and $10 for the Kids’ Mud Run. Event registration and pre-race packet pickup will take place Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon and Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Habitat office, located at 765 Cummings Street in Abingdon. Participants may also register online at athlinks.com/event/habitat-mud-run-239897 through Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9 p.m. Performance tees are guaranteed to the first 100 registrants, and all runners will receive a gift bag with awards given to the top finishers. Electronic B-tag timing will be provided by We Run Events.

Mud Run sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available. For more information, visit Washington County Habitat for Humanity’s website — helphabitat.org — or Facebook page, or contact Kayton at (276) 258-5469 or kkayton@helphabitat.org.

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For more information, contact Krystal Kayton,
executive director of Washington County Habitat for Humanity,
at (276) 258-5469 or kkayton@helphabitat.org.