It’s time to get down and dirty. Corona is offering the challenge of a lifetime to any and all comers who aren’t afraid of pushing the limits and dealing with what gets thrown their way. In this case, what’s going to get thrown is dirt and mud. A lot of it. The Mach 1 Mud Run is a 5k course on the battlegrounds of the Corona Airport. People who dare face the onslaught must survive dangerous terrain and intense conditions: running, jumping, climbing, swinging, crawling and battling the heat of an average California day. The competitions will be divided into appropriate age ranges to filter out the best of the best. Only the top three in each division will be honored, with one trophy reserved for the fastest of them all. Competitors can even go above and beyond and enter the costume contest in which (so long as they aren’t nude or tasteless) they can win another trophy for a glorified costume caked with mud. Can you handle this ordeal? Everyone who gets through will be rewarded with a pair of dog tags to commemorate their victory against the odds, and a nice T-shirt to complement them. This madness isn’t for nothing, however. Proceeds from this trial will go to the Corona Pilot’s Association and repairs for the Corona Municipal Airport. Something good should come from suffering, right?
Corona Municipal Airport, 1900 Aviation Dr., Corona, (909) 874-5480;
www.machone.cbslocal.com. $65-$300. Gates open at 7am. Races begin 8am.