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Registration open for Thomas College’s 14-obstacle Dirty Dog Mud Run

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Thomas College | Contributed
Thomas College | Contributed

WATERVILLE — Registration is open for Thomas College’s fifth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run to be held Sunday, April 14, at the college. It is open to the public.

The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run is a 5K, 14-obstacle course that loops through both the woods and campus. This year, the race will be on Thomas College’s new campus trail, the Sukeforth Family Trail System.

Obstacles range from monkey bars, tire flips, mud crawl, bucket carry, three- four- five-foot walls, and trails.

The new course this year includes running on the Sukeforth Family Trail, more mud pits, tire drags, and a few surprises.

“It is truly incredible how this event has grown during the last four years. We now have visitors from all over the state, from all walks of life,” said Thomas College Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Jim Delorie. “Whether you’re looking for a challenge and to compete amongst the best, or you’re just looking to have fun and get dirty – this is the race for you. We can’t wait to see you there!”

Registration is now open online. The cost is $30 before Feb. 14, and $45 afterward, and is open to any and all community members. All proceeds support Thomas College’s student recreation. In the past, we have purchased exercise bikes, fat-tire mountain bikes, and disc golf baskets, and built an outdoor ice rink.

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit or MacKenzie Riley Young at or 207-859-1313.