Cape Gazette

Hundreds get down and dirty at Quest Fitness Mud Run

By Nick Roth | May 03, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Tommy Heffernan, 14, front, crawls through mud in one of the last obstacles of the third annual Quest Fitness Mud Run in Milton. He is followed by 14-year-old Holden Kammerer.

Milton — Nearly 500 adventurous souls made their way off the beaten path to The Farm west of Milton April 29 to run in the third annual Quest Fitness Mud Run. This year's edition of the race featured a configured course with a few new obstacles that were guaranteed to get everyone dirty.

The trio of Jake Bamforth, Sam Here and Austin MacElrevey, all Cape Region boys, crossed the finish line within tenths of a second of each other (23:27.7-9) to complete the race in a virtual tie. Thirty-eight-year-old Sheri Minear was the fastest female competitor with a time of 31:39.8.

Following the competition, a mini-mudder race was held to ensure children had an equal opportunity to get dirty. The field of 72 children was a mad dash, as all participants finished the course within 1:12.

To see complete results from the race, go to

Amanda Sava, 18, of Laurel, follows her friends through a muddy ditch. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
A very muddy Ari August slowly makes her way through the final obstacle of the race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Walter Hopkins Jr. gets a bath as he climbs out of a mud hole. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Brian Wyant of Harrisburg, Pa., eyes the exit of the mud crawl obstacle. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Derek Shockro helps Sky Dunmyer, 10, left, and Lainey Shockro, 7, wade through a muddy pond. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
David Bell, 22, gets a face full of water during his run. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Samantha Bennett, left, slides into a muddy hole toward the end of the race. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Gavin Parker, 9, front, and Oliver Townsend, 7, check out the course before running in the Mini-Mudder. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Enos Benbow tries to keep his balance while wading through a muddy pond. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Matthew Crouch of Milford dodges a member of the EDGE Academy who was there to make things difficult for the runners. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jennifer August works her way out of the mud ditch. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Phil Wilson of Rehoboth Beach leads his team of runners out of a muddy ditch. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Jim Rabatin of Millsboro quickly crawls through a shallow pond of water. He finished the race in 27:25 to earn seventh place. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ben Bamforth, 14, of Lewes, cruised through the 5K and obstacles in 25:59 to earn a fifth-place finish. His older brother Jake was the overall winner. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Some people just got too muddy for identification. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
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