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Venues making a splash with tough mudder runs

Participants clambered over a wall in the Warrior Dash at Amesbury Sports Park last year.
Participants clambered over a wall in the Warrior Dash at Amesbury Sports Park last year.

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AMESBURY — Surrounded by hundreds of runners, covered nearly head to toe in mud, I pushed on, drawing closer to the fire, marking the final hurdle in the 3.1-mile, 13-obstacle mud run deemed the Warrior Dash in 2011.

These days, drive past Amesbury Sports Park and on any given week, and one will likely see a gathering of thousands, some covered in mud, some scrambling through obstacles and some holding court in the cheering section at finish lines of what are becoming one of the most popular summer activities.

“I can host one every single weekend here and still have to turn away others because there just aren’t enough weeks in the summer season to invite everyone,” said Meredith Robinson, director of sales for Amesbury Sports Park.

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