Runners can sign up online ahead of time or the day of the race on location. Cowboy Church is located on a 92-acre Black Angus cattle farm, at 196 County Line Road in Rock Spring. To learn more, call 423-596-7227 or visit cowboychurchlafayettega or search “Cowboy Church LaFayette” on Facebook.
One hundred participants took to the field for the inaugural Cowboy Church Mud Run last year, but organizers are hoping to see a lot more this year.
"All families can run in it as a family," said organizer Sandy Harden. "It's an event to raise money for the building fund, but we do it for the fun of it."
The run is part of an effort to purchase an HVAC system for the church, a come-as-you-are ministry that's held in a barn.
"Last year's run, we did not break even. It costs us to put this on, but we don't begrudge it for any reason," Harden said. "If this year's Mud Run is more successful and has a profit, then the Cowboy Church will buy a climate controlled system for the barn. People like it open, but when it's hot it would be nice to have cold air on in the barn."
Runners who accept the challenge Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. will face Copperhead Walk Bridge, where a water cannon will spray them, a rope climb, culvert crawl, several creek crossings and a wooden wall.
All participants will receive a Cowboy Mud Run T-shirt.