Mud, Sweat and Tears: Competition and camaraderie make Roswell’s first mud run a success

September 29, 2013 • Local News

Jimmy Montoya, team leader of the Wounded Warriors, crawls through the muddy obstacle course. “I wanted to rise to the challenge of leading by example,” Montoya said. (Rey Berrones Photo)

Exhilaration and tension swept across Noon Optimist Park. The sun broke through, warming the crisp air and shining upon neon colors, taffeta skirts and an overwhelming amount of team spirit.

Some paced nervously. Some danced with excitement. For some, it would be challenging. For others, it would seem like nothing. Only one thing was certain: No person would emerge unscathed. There would be mud.

Roswell’s first mud run, Roswell Mud, Sweat and Tears, had a great turnout Saturday morning. Although no finite number was determined on Saturday, Barbara Gomez, coordinator of the run, said there may have been more than 300 people, far exceeding the goal of 150. And many runners came from neighboring states like Arizona and Login to read more

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