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Centennial to host cross-country style 5k on St. Patrick's Day weekend

Centennial High School has announced a new community 5K run, an unusual cross-country style run that will feature obstacles and water features on the high school’s cross country course. 

The Lucky Mudder 2013 is scheduled for March 16 and is open to runners of all ages. Teams are also encouraged to participate. 

“There won’t be another run like this one within a 250-miles radius on that day,” said Kortland Fuqua, race organizer.  “I expect this run to be a real draw for runners throughout Middle Tennessee, particularly because of the unique nature of the course,”

Fuqua also organizes the Franklin Classic.

Centennial counselor Shawn Carter, who coaches for the school’s running teams, said the course itself will be unlike any other he’s aware of in the area.  

“It will be a dirty, muddy, multi-surface course with obstacles to create a different kind of challenge.  It’s definitely not going to be your typical road race,” Carter said. “The key promise we make to our participants is that it will be fun and unforgettable.”  

The race will be held at Centennial High School, 5050 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN. Day-of registration starts at 6:45 a.m. with the first race starting at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female runners overall as well as in each age category.

More information and online registration are available through the event website at or Registration is $45 per runner until Jan. 15; $55 from then until Feb. 15; $65 from Feb. 15 until March 10; and $75 onsite from March 10 through race day.

All proceeds from the Lucky Mudder 2013 will benefit Cougar Racing, which includes Centennial High School’s cross country and track and field programs. 

Posted on: 1/12/2013


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