OREGONIA, OH (FOX19) - Mud runs are all the craze these days. Now, Greater Cincinnati is home to a permanent course at King's Domain.
It sounds like fun, a five mile run broken up with a little mud and some obstacles. It may sound easy, but even former Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones says the course in no joke.
"I just ran 5 of the toughest miles in the Midwest," said Jones. "Five of the toughest miles in Ohio."
Jones ran the Mud, Guts and Glory race and will feature the King's Domain course on his show, Playbook 360. He thinks the addition of a permanent mud run course is a great feature for Greater Cincinnati.
"The Cincinnati area demands events. If we're going to keep people here, we've got to provide opportunities for people to compete with whatever else is going on in America," explained Jones. "I think that from Mud, Guts and Glory, that's fantastic because it's able to compete with the rest of the mudding competitions that are out there. We have everything going on here in Cincinnati and it's just exciting to see the city grow and watch people thrive."
The course runs five miles and has more than 30 obstacles.
"The obstacles are higher and longer than anything else I've seen out there, and I was in the Marine Corps for six years and ran the Marine Corps obstacle course, [which was] nothing compared to this," explained Mick Soale, a competitive runner.
All the proceeds from Mud, Guts and Glory support the Outdoor Adventure Camp programs that are run at King's Domain throughout the year.
The camps are focused on equipping and empowering people by overcoming challenges.
"They're doing it to help out kids who are going astray and trying to give to them, help them out in their life and I think it's an awesome idea," said Soale. "I think it's a good way of giving them something to do other than cause trouble."
Jones is challenging everyone to get out and participate as soon as the next race is ready to go. "Because it's the toughest 5 miles in the world right here," said Jones. "Mud, Guts and Glory. Watch out!"