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BFEC race challenges runners with mud, darkness

By Erich Kaletka

This past weekend, an arduous series of trail races, dubbed “Son Of Mudman,” took place at the College’s Brown Family Environmental Center (BFEC).

The event was run by Premier Races, an Ohio-based race management organization, and organized by Kenyon’s Coordinator for Lifetime Fitness and Physical Education Emily Heithaus. She teaches physical education courses and organizes recreational fitness with her husband, BFEC Director of Facilities David Heithaus.

The event included four races that took place over Saturday and Sunday: “King of the Hill,” a night time event, a morning 5K steeplechase and a 10K cross-country run.

Kenyon students could receive a discount by registering online and providing their K-Cards at registration. Gwendolyn Lloyd ’16, who also runs on the Kenyon track team, ran during this year’s event and has participated in the event in the past. Lloyd said the events hold true to their name. “You can get very muddy,” she said. “The night run is the coolest race.”

The event is open to Kenyon students and any other community members who would like to register. Heithaus said her goal for the event is “to have fun, get people out and also a nice way to promote the College to outsiders.”


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