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General Butler State Resort Park to Host Mudathlon May 11

Tuesday, 03 26, 2013

Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park will host its second Mudathlon® – a 3-mile, 40-obstacle course seeking as much natural and muddy terrain as possible – on Saturday, May 11.

 

Participants can take part in Mudathlon as an individual or member of a team. Waves of 100 will start at 7:45 a.m. Participants will face obstacles such as the Mud Slide, Cargo Net Climb, Heaping Hay Bales, 40-foot Tunnel of Terror and other fantastic water obstacles. Mudathlon guarantees you will be dripping in mud from head to toe. General Butler State Resort Park offers a great area for a post-race rinse. 

 

The course is designed for all ability levels.

 

The advance registration fee is $80 which includes parking, post-race cookout, medal, T-shirt, chip-timed event and much more. Participants must be 14 years old, and those under 18 must have parent or guardian permission. Charity team participants can give $5 back to the charity of their choice. Members of the military are eligible for a $5 discount. 

 

“Mudathlon is thrilled to be back at General Butler State Resort Park,” said Jeff Graves, president of Mudathlon. “We have new premium items including an awesome slap-on can koozie and fun car decal. As always, parking and spectating are free!  We encourage participants to bring as many friends as possible and register as a team.”  

 

Can't participate but want to get involved? Volunteer at Mudathlon! Groups who volunteer at Mudathlon will receive $10 back per volunteer.  

 

To register or get more information about the Mudathlon, visit www.mudathlon.com

 

The park’s 53 lodge rooms feature a private balcony or patio overlooking the pool or hillside. This hilltop resort is the essence of river-town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Enjoy our tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking trails and free Wi-Fi.

General Butler State Resort Park also has Two Rivers Restaurant, cottages, campground, gift shop, and a golf course and hiking trails. Call 1-866-462-8853 for information.

General Butler State Resort Park is located 44 miles northeast of Louisville. From Louisville, take Interstate 71 to Carrollton. If you are coming from the Huntington, W.Va., area traveling west on I-64, take Exit 172. Drive north on Highway 1, to the AA Highway (KY 9) north. Take the AA Highway North to I-275 West. Drive West on I-275 to I 71/75 South, then I-71 South to Exit 44. Turn right on Highway 227 to the Park.

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov