The Coshocton County Beacon June 10, 2020 - Page 24

June 10, 2020 Indian Mud Run rescheduled, but workdays for volunteers being organized By Josie Sellers Event organizers were forced to push the Indian Mud Run back to August, but that isn’t stopping obstacle-racing enthusiasts from pitching in and helping out. “On May 26 they opened up noncontact sports, which would have been a month out from our race,” said Hubie Cushman, event organizer. “We were hopeful we’d still be able to have the race on June 27 with social distancing and starting people in smaller groups. The health department shut that down though.” The backup date for the ninth annual Indian Mud Run is Saturday, Aug. 22, but there is still plenty of work that needs done to prepare the course. “The main problem right now is that so much of the prep work gets done with the help of the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office trustees,” Cushman said. “Usually they are glad to get out and are good workers. We get a lot done with their help. Without their help, now some of the course is in bad shape as far as growth. It needs trimmed and cleaned up, but we don’t have the manpower.” To help solve the problem, workdays have been scheduled. The first was held on May 30, and by volunteering four hours of their time, participants earned the chance to train on the course. “We are going (workday) each m race,” Cushman sai People from a some surrounding uled to attend the fi “I think the fart they were driving work so they can p cles,” Cushman said Cushman appre help. “People wan house and do thing gyms opening up weights, but there i do obstacles. Most ing, but ours is a fi can come here to t you can’t do at a gy Everyone who for the Indian Mu aware of the date also were presented not attend on the ne “Every race ou postponed or can are only so many “ Every ra has been po or canceled, are only so m available to r them. Hubie ” Cu August Rush Event organizers were forced to push the India but that isn’t stopping obstacle-racing enthus helping out.