A local organization is putting together the first ever mud race in the northwest corner of New Mexico. Known as the "X Run Four Corners," the run hopes to be the dirtiest race in the area.
The event will be held at the Aztec Motocross Track on June 22. Discounted, early registration is available through March 31. All registration for the event closes June 9.
Registration fees vary, depending on the category participants enter. Spectators and children can attend for free.
"It's a good reason to act like a kid," said Ashley Dye, president of Dye Hard Productions. Dye Hard Productions, a local marketing company for nonprofits, is hosting the event alongside No Limit Companies, LLC, an extreme sport marketing company.
Various local businesses are sponsoring the event.
"You won't get in trouble," Dye said, recalling how, as a child, everyone gets scolded for making a mess in the mud. "And the kids can come too, and they won't get in trouble."
The X Run is family friendly and will feature a series of obstacles including mud pits, ponds, slip n' slides, barricades, wall climbs, hill climbs, cargo nets and tunnels. The obstacles are designed to challenge everyone, but also be feasible.
"We have a really cool, unique terrain," said Robert Settles, owner of No Limit Companies, LLC, and also a leaseholder of the Aztec Motocross Track.
Live music and entertainment will accompany the event.
Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go to Witten's Warriors, a local nonprofit that supports terminally ill children in New Mexico.
Dye Hard Productions is hoping to give more than 10 percent of the proceeds to Witten's Warriors, assuming the event is a success, Dye said. The more successful the event, the larger the percentage of proceeds donated.
"We're really excited for something new," said Maygen Carey, co-founder of Witten's Warriors.
Carey, whose son has a physical ability, co-founded the organization to help parents and children statewide with the costs of a child's physical or mental disabilty.
"Even if they just make 10 dollars — anything is fantastic," Carey said.
Registration fees and dates are as follows:
Early bird specials (Must register by Easter Sunday, March 31 before midnight)
Elite Xtreme Athlete: $75
XTeam Challenge: $230
Regular registration (Must register by June 9, before midnight)
Elite Xtreme Athlete: $85
XTeam Challenge: $270
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. All participants receive a T-shirts, ticket for a free beer (must be 21 or over), ticket to concert, and miscellaneous swag.
To register or get more information visit www.TheXRun.com