ST. CLOUD -- Stearns County Commissioners approved a large gathering license for an extreme fitness contest to be held this fall.

Organizer Bill Corcoran says Mud Man is not your typical event.  The race is a 5k obstacle race where participants will run, walk, climb, and crawl through the as many as 10 obstacles on the race course.

You can run the race as an individual, with a buddy or in the parent and child division.

Mud Man will be held August 18th at Powder Ridge.

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