OKINAWA MUD RUN
Okinawa Mud Run

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Thank you for participating in our 2019 Camp Hansen Mud Run! Details for the 2020 Mud Run will be released by end of January 2020.




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SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2020 
 4月19日 (日曜日)

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2019キャンプハンセンマッドランにご参加いただきありがとうございます! 2020年のマッドランの詳細は、2020年1月末までに公開されます。




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SUNDAY APRIL 14
4月14日 (日曜日)

参加費:
2019年2月4日-4月12日
$35 – 5K & 10K 一般個人戦 (15歳以上)
$90 – 5K & 10K 一般チーム戦 (15歳以上)(3人1組、3人分)
$10 – 1Kキッズ(5-8歳), 3Kキッズ(9-14歳)


mudrun.jp にてオンライン申込み、もしくはMCCS 全ジム、タイヨーゴルフにて2019年4月12日までに 手続きして下さい。

団体戦ルール:
各チーム3人1組で構成される。計測はチーム全員が腕を組み3人同時にゴールラインを越えた時に終了とする。(バラバラでのゴールは認められない)

参加資格者:
日本国籍保持者で、本大会にエントリーした県内外の健全な男女。

表彰:
5Km & 10Km個人一般競技さらに10Km団体一般競技タイム男女上位それぞれ3名(もしくはチーム)が表彰される。
**参加賞として先着4,500名の申込者にTシャツ、タオル、メダルが配布されます。

レース前情報
事前レースパック受取り/チェックイン:
*Eメールで事前レースパック受け取り日程をご確認ください。

*上記スケジュールの事前受取及びチェックインに来られなかった方は、レース当日になりますので以下の案内をご確認下さい。
*レース参加者は各自でレースパック受取をお願いします。(代理での受取不可)子供は例外とします。
*レース当日は、参加者全員コース配置のために色分けされたリストバンドを身に付けて下さい。

レース開始時刻: *本競技開始15分前に競技注意事項の説明を行います。エントリー者全員参加とする
8:30 a.m.– 1陣:3キロ キッズファンラン (年齢 9-14歳)
9:30 a.m.– 2陣:10キロ 個人/団体 競技部門(15歳以上)
10:15 a.m.– 3陣:5キロ 個人/団体 競技部門(15歳以上)
11:00 a.m.— 4陣:10キロ 個人ファンラン(15歳以上)
11:45 a.m.— 5陣:5キロ 個人ファンラン(15歳以上)
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.— 1キロ キッズチャレンジ(5-8歳)(午前の部)どろんこ無し
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.— 1キロ キッズチャレンジ(5-8歳)(午後の部)どろんこ無し
*団体戦は2陣、3陣の出走となります。個人ファンランは皆でイベント楽しく参加していただく種目となります。
イベント情報
4月14日(日曜日)レース開始時刻:午前8時30分
レースのスタート/ゴール地点はキャンプハンセン・パレードデッキ内です。

• 全てのランナーはレース用バンドの着用を義務付ける。
• 団体戦は3人1組で構成され、ゴール時には3人同時に腕を組みゴールしなければならない。(バラバラでのゴールは認められません。)
• 表彰:5Km & 10Km個人一般競技さらに10Km団体一般競技のタイム男女上位3名(もしくはチーム)は授与される。
• 参加賞:先着4,500名にTシャツ、タオルそして完走メダルが全参加者に授与される。

イベント内容:
イベント種目は個人・団体戦競技で森の中に設定された泥障害物コースで競い合います。

FAQs:
参加申し込み後、内容変更はできますか?
はい、可能です。仮に変更したい種目が締め切られていない場合のみとなります。申し込み内容の変更期日は4月13日(もしくは定員に達するまで)とします。

レース申し込み後、参加できない場合、代理出走は可能ですか?
いいえ、他の選手への譲渡はできません。申し込み代金全額返金対応いたします。

もし参加ができない場合、申し込み代金は返金可能ですか?
はい。仕事のスケジュール、健康上の理由等、やむ得なくイベントに参加が出来ない場合は4月13日までにイベント本部までご連絡ください。
事務局宛Eメールに申込者のお名前、確認番号、そしてレース種目を絡してください。

日本語:mccsmudrun@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org (受信拒否設定の確認をお願いします)
事務局:098-970-4866(基地内からですので非通知でかかります)

OKINAWA Mud Run 

What do I need to bring for Okinawa Mud Run?

Before you set out for the mud run, make sure you have everything you need. Here's a list of a few essentials:

The Right Shoes: Having the right shoe for the job is most important - meaning they should fit well, have strong tread and a breathable upper that will drain water/mud quickly. Some companies such as Inov-8 and Merrill have several models of mud run shoes on the market. On a similar note, it is ill-advised to duct-tape your shoes as it leaves a slick surface on the sole which can lead to slipping.

The Right Outfit: Besides the right kicks, avoid cotton tops, bottoms and socks. cotton will do nothing but absorb all the mud you touch and weigh you down. Same goes for pockets. Instead, aim for something light, like a running top, compression gear or bare skin. 

The Right Extras: Bring lots of towels and a gallon or two of water to rinse off afterward. Baby wipes are great for a final run-through to get all the grime off, and Q-tips are handy for globs of mud that get stuck in your ears and nose. A fresh set of clothes and some bags to separate your muddy clothes from your clean and dry existence will be most helpful. 

The Right Buddy: It's not as much fun to run alone; you may need help with some obstacles and, in case of injury, you'll have someone backup. Find someone with like-minded preparation and priorities about the race - hilarious costumes, a competitive time or just to get as down and dirty as possible!


What can I expect at the event?

The Camp Hansen World Famous Mud Run is a fun event for all - but as with any physical activity, there are inherent risks for injury, even for the most athletic individuals. Here are a few tips to make your mud run experience as safe and enjoyable as possible:

Stretch before and after the race. While most people typically limber up before races, it can be just as important to stretch afterwards as well. Don't skip it. It will help your recovery for the rest of the week.

Drink up. Hydration is especially important in the midst of Okinawa's humidity. Your body will be losing more fluid than you may realize. Hydrate before, during and after the race.

Don't jump into the mud pit too vigorously. While the top layer may look like a giant water puddle begging to be splashed, the bottom layer is muck so thick that it may claim a shoe. If you jump in with too much force, you might find yourself stuck ankle-deep in what feels like drying cement.

Don't eat the mud. As difficult as it may be to resist, try to avoid getting mud on your face or into your mouth, nose, ears or eyes. Though the risk is low, enough mud entering your system (in whatever manner you let it) can cause illness. To lessen this risk, the Department of Preventative Medicine at the USNH tests the water before the race to ensure it is at safe levels. The Semper Fit staff also chlorinates the mud-water to the same standard as pool water. If you would like to learn more safety tips, contact the Department of Preventative Medicine or your healthcare provider.


Is it safe? どろんこレースの水の安全性について

The safety of our participants is always a top priority. The water and mud obstacles along the Mud Run course at Camp Hansen have been closely inspected for safe water conditions for participants this weekend, and we are looking forward to your attendance.  In close cooperation with our U.S. Navy Preventative Medicine Department, we have taken precautions above and beyond the CDC suggested guidelines to ensure that we have properly mitigated any possible risk for all participants who go through mud and water obstacles.  As background information, there were leptospirosis cases almost a year ago at another camp 30-40 km more north than Camp Hansen, which were connected with standing water.  Because of that, and out of an abundance of caution for our participants and our care for our military and civilian community, we asked the Navy Preventative Medicine department for their assessment of the course earlier this month.  Since then, we have followed all applicable recommendations, to include water/mud chlorination and the availability and recommended use of showers. Please rest assured that the entire team at MCCS, as well as our partners at the U.S. Naval Hospital, are confident that the water along the course is as safe as possible for all participants. And please note, since the inception of the Mud Run three years ago, no participant has ever been diagnosed with any connected medical complications to our knowledge.  Again, we are committed to providing a safe, fun race for our community, and we look forward to a great event tomorrow!  Semper Fi!

レース参加者皆様の安全は、我々の最優先事項です。今週末開催されます競技につきましては、使用する水のコンディションや、コース、障害物を十分に検査し皆様のご参加をスタッフ全員で楽しみにしております。海軍病院予防医学部の協力の下、連邦防疫センターの推薦する基準を超える安全強化策を講じ、皆様が安全に泥や障害物を通過できるようリスクを極力防ぐことに尽くしました。その背景には、約一年前、キャンプハンセンよりさらに30-40キロ先に位置する基地で、溜り水が原因でレプトスピラ症が発生した事があります。発症があった事を踏まえ、参加者や、軍人、軍属、地域の皆様をこれらのリスクから防ぐ為、今月の初め頃、海軍病院予防医学部にコースの調査を依頼しました。それ以来、我々は、レースで利用される水・泥等の塩化処理を行う、シャワーを提供する等、海軍より推薦された事項を取り入れてまいりました。MCCS及びパートナーである海軍病院は、参加者全員が安心して参加できるコースを自信を持って提供いたします。3年前に初めてマッドラン(どろんこレース)を開催して以来、我々の知る限り参加による病気の発生の報告はございません。我々は、地域の為に、安全かつ楽しいレースを提供して行くことを誓うと同時に、明日の素晴らしいイベントを心待ちにしております。Semper Fi!  (Semper Fi とは、米軍海兵隊の標語Semper Fidelisの略で、「常に忠実な」と言う意味です。)


In preparation for the Camp Hansen World Famous Mud Run, we would like to assure every one of the III MEF policy relating to Leptospirosis and the medication "Doxycycline". The timing and location of the event, along with other environmental risk mitigation steps, produce an environment that presents a very low risk for exposure to Leptospirosis. It has been decided that III MEF Operational Forces, 18th Wing personnel, and any locals/dependents are not required to take Doxycycline prior to participation. 



How can I prepare for the run?

So you've decided to do the mud run but is your body ready? Whether you do the competitive races or the fun run, both present physical challenges. It's true that the mud run is an event for people of all skill levels for the whole family, but if you want to rule the battleground of brown, training is optimal. 

     The Camp Hansen World Famous Mud Run will take you through Okinawa's dense and sludgy jungle. Some cardiovascular fitness will go a long way. If you want to improve your running game in the meantime, the best way to do it is to run more. Cross-training cardio work such as biking, swimming or rowing is also beneficial to incorporate into your running programming as it is a low-impact way to increase your cardio and muscular endurance levels. 

     Many participants of endurance sports, like the mud run, make the mistake of neglecting strength training. Conditioning your fast-twitch muscles through resistance training is just as important as working your slow-twitch muscle fibers during endurance exercise. To ensure the best, injury-free performance from your body, include some weight training to balance out your muscular fitness.

     Finally, nutrition is the most important part of any sport. If you don't provide your body with the proper fuel, it will not function to its full capacity. For an endurance event like the mud run, remember you will probably be fine without a full-on carb load, but a well-balanced breakfast of carbohydrates, fats, and protein will take you a long way.     

As always, check MCCS Health Promotion's offerings for FREE fitness assessments, classes and more.


Can I switch my race wave once I have registered?
YES, only if the wave you are wanting to switch to has not sold out. Changes can be made up until April 12, 2019, or until the event is sold out.


Can I transfer my individual registration (to someone else) if I cannot participate?
No; however, you may be eligible for a refund.

If I am unable to participate can I get a refund?
Yes, refunds will be available for those who are unable to participate due to medical conditions and unexpected military obligations such as TAD, Orders, etc. Refund requests must be submitted by April 13, 2019.
If you registered online through Eventbrite, please request a refund through Eventbrite.
Refund requests are accepted until 8:30 a.m. April 13, 2019.
Refund requests are processed during business hours (M-F, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
Refund Instructions: Please view your ticket in your Eventbrite account (Profile > Tickets). Click the button "Request a Refund" and fill out the form. Notate how many tickets you need refunding. Partial or full order refunds are OK.
REFUND Instructions (Step 2): HERE
Email mccsmudrun@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org or call 098-970-3521/3522 (645-3521/3522) with any questions or concerns!


What about childcare?

Child care will not be provided at the Mud Run, so parents with kids in tow that day should plan accordingly. Here is a link to the III MEF/MCIPAC Marine Corps Order for Child Supervision as well as the requirements matrix that is applicable to all SOFA status personnel:

http://www.mccsokinawa.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Marine_and_Family/Behavioral_Health/YouthSupervisionGuidelines.pdf

However, children are welcome to participate in the 1K Kids' Challenge! 



What is Good, Clean Fun Kids Challenge 

While the adults are getting down and dirty, the kids (only ages 5-8) will compete like kids - with good, clean fun on the 1K Kids' Challenge. Their challenge will be running through an obstacle course with no mud because, contrary to popular belief, consumption of mudpies is not good for growing boys and girls. The kids will jump, climb, duck and run through obstacles like a wall climb, cargo nets, hurdles and beams - all handcrafted by the MCCS Facilities Management Branch. Kids will also face inflatable obstacles challenges. This course features mostly grass terrain with some pavement.

The 1K Kids' Challenge is open to kids 5-8 and will have a morning session (8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) and an afternoon session (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) on April 9. Children 9-14 can run through the muddy trails of the 3K Kids' course. The 1K and 3K are $10 per child. All races are open to kids island-wide.

 


Does mud have health benefits?

It's science: exposure to mycobacterium vaccae - a bacteria that lives in mud - is believed to be an antidepressant and may help strengthen the immune system. However if you are feeling down, rolling in the mud should not be your first mode of treatment. 







Community Connections 
 





Leptospirosis Public Service Announcement
CDR Michael Shusko, Director of Public Health Services, USNH Okinawa, Japan

2015 Camp Hansen World Famous Mud Run 




 










 

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