To Do: 10K Mud Run in Medford

Get ready for some serious dirt

Think you’re ready for a boot-camp style, obstacle-ridden mud run? Know this: the Above and Beyond Fitness 10K Mud Run in Medford, New Jersey, on November 5th will be tough.

We’re talking swimming across creeks, belly-crawling under barbed wire, and scaling walls. Sounds scary, but the ABF organizers will be stationed along the route, ready to help out any runner in need. Or you can always rely on your teammates to pull you through. The primary goal of the run, after all, is to promote camaraderie and teamwork, which is why its creators actively avoid calling it a “race.” With an after-party to boot, the run is a great way to build both physical fitness and friendship.

Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Strong Kids Foundation, a YMCA campaign that enables disadvantaged kids to participate in its programs. About 20 percent of all YMCA members are currently supported by Strong Kids.

$65, November 5, 8 a.m., Camp Ockanickon, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, New Jersey.