China Peak readies for Mud Run II

Hundreds of runners will be covered in mud while hitting the slopes of China Peak for the second annual 5K Mud Run on Saturday at the Huntington Lake resort.

A revised course features five mud pits and more than a dozen obstacles, with competitors climbing over logs and walls and crawling through tubes.

"It's going to be a lot more muddy, more adventurous and more extreme," resort owner Tim Cohee said.

Participants can enter individually or in teams of four. A mini mud course is for youths 12 and younger. An awards ceremony and brew fest with live music will follow. Cohee expects up to 1,000 to attend after about 600 last year.

Spectators can watch by taking the chair lift for $10 and then walking down from mid-mountain.

Event registration is at 8 a.m. on the Daylodge deck, with the race at 10. Youths compete at noon.

Registration is $45, increasing to $55 on race day. Youth fee is $15.

• Next Saturday is the resort's Multisport Festival. It includes a triathlon, youth and adult duathlon, open swim, 5K and 2.5-mile mountain bike hill climb.

• The annual Rumble to the Peak motorcycle ride is Aug. 16.



2nd annual China Peak Mud Run


8 a.m. Saturday (10 a.m. race start)


China Peak Mountain Resort (59265 Highway 168, Lakeshore)


Registration is $45 until Friday, then $55 on the day of the event.

Details: www.skichinapeak.com