Runners of all ages trudged and tramped through mounds of mud Saturday in Murrieta.
It was all part of the third annual Murrieta Mud Run, a 5K course that takes participants west from Town Square to B Street toward two obstacle course areas near New Clay Avenue.
Returning competitor Jeffrey King won bragging rights as the first to complete the 9 a.m. wave. King also finished first in 2011.
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Murrieta Mud Run will go toward PLUS, a nonprofit anti-bullying program led by students at local school campuses, according to race organizer, HealthyRaces.com.
The hope is that PLUS will continue to play a role in the popular event, organizers said.
For similar future events, visit HealthyRaces.com.
—Michael Loeschnig contributed to this report.