"BRILLIANT" was the almost unanimous verdict on yesterday's Tas Mud Run - and the morning rain just made it better.
There were 1130 competitors at the sold-out event - held on a five- kilometre track on the Van Dieman Brewing property at Evandale - and virtually all were caked in mud by the end.
Race director Rob Gillard said the chance to run the muddy course, jump into mud puddles and at the end crawl through mud under a low-slung net (called Kiss the Mud) was an irresistible combination for many.
"And the rain made it better, because it made it muddier," he said.
The event was run with 19 waves of 80 people per wave through the day. There were two junior events on a one-kilometre course.
For Tim Andrews and his son Callum, 9, of Devonport, it was a fun morning.
"It was brilliant," Mr Andrews said.
"But it was difficult, the mud saps the strength out of you."
Jaide Waterhouse, of Riverside, said she would do it again.
"For an unfit mummy it was pretty hard," she said.
"And I did not expect to go for a swim at this time of year."
Mr Gillard said another mud run would be held on Sunday, April 27, and suggested pre-registration to avoid missing out.
The event is not a race, but prizes were awarded in each wave for the best dressed participants.