Good clean fun in the mud

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EVERYONE was covered in mud but it was all good clean fun at the third Tas Mud Run yesterday.

More than 800 people - young and old, superheroes and a butterfly - took on the five- kilometre obstacle course held at the Van Diemens Brewery property, at Evandale.

Event organiser Rob Gillard said about 700 had pre- registered for the event, but he estimated more than 800 turned out because of the good weather.

"Last year we held a run in April and we saw about 700 competitors, so I think we've beaten that record today and I think we'll have a massive one in September," Mr Gillard said.

"If it wasn't holidays and many people having gone away, we could have had 1000."

There were 12 race categories, as well as two children's races and people picked up prizes in each for best costume.

Both Gayl Koh and Sophie Connelley, 13, from Launceston, described the event as "awesome".

As a first-time runner, Ms Koh said she had so much fun that she and Sophie repeated sections of the course - the mud slide in particular.

Both agreed they would take part in the event again.

A proportion of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Council Tasmania and the Rotary International ShelterBox initiative that provides emergency relief boxes for people in need.

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