Mud Slug Triathlon

Registration 2022 Mud Slug

The 2022 Mud Slug will take place at on May 21, 2022 has been cancelled for May 21. We are currently looking at dates for possible rescheduling. LaSalle Fish and Wildlife, 4752 W 1050 N, Lake Village, IN.

Participants will paddle 2.5 miles on the Kankakee River, run 4.0 miles and then cycle on 10.5 miles of gravel.

Registration Form can be downloaded and mailed along with payment to the Newton County Park Board 4117 S 240 W, Morocco, IN 47963.

Cost is $35

Additional Maps and prize details coming soon!

DeMotte resident wins 2021 Mud Slug

A DeMotte man won the first ever Mud Slug Triathlon at Willow Slough May 15. Brian Culbreth of DeMotte won with a time of 2 hours 36 minutes 58 seconds. The event included 1 mile of paddling, then a 20 mile cycling portion, followed by a 10 mile run on Willow Slough’s trails.

Brian Culbreth of DeMotte took home the first place prize, a taxidermy squirrel in a canoe, at the first ever Mud Slug Triathlon event at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife on May 15.

Sara DeYoung, event coordinator for the Newton County Park Board who organized the event, said participants were definitely enthusiastic about the course even with it’s challenges.

“The feedback we received after advertising the Mud Slug was that the 10 mile run would deter participants. We were pleasantly surprised with the enthusiasm of those who turned out for the event. They loved the course but they were also seasoned athletes who have done larger triathlons and marathons.”

DeYoung added that they plan to make easier course options for next years events, with a shorter run portion definitely planned.

“The Park Board was really happy to see individuals rise to the challenge and triathlon athletes are always looking for new and different events, which they found here. We’re confident that we can continue to draw larger groups that are interested in a long run and cycling event. We want to encourage those who aren’t as experienced though too with shorter courses.”

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