In a drizzle that turned into a lengthy downpour, Maricopa Mud Run got in two rounds, including the competitive race that saw Steve Campbell winning for the second straight year and Shell Abbott leading the women’s division.
Competitors who signed up for later rounds have the option of returning to the course Nov. 3, race organizer Matthew Reiter said.
While the obstacles at Copper Sky were built to be challenging, the weather conditions made the mud around the obstacles dangerously slick.
The first round with the top competitors had the best weather of the day, allowing Campbell to repeat last year’s feat. H said he runs the race to be part of the community. A teacher at Leading Edge Academy, Campbell moved to last year just before the Mud Run.
“It’s just meeting people and getting to know them,” he said. “These kids have come in second, and we’ve become good friends.”
This story has been updated to reflect a new date for the remainder of the Mud Run.