Canadian Cancer Society to host 3rd annual Mudmoiselle Ladies Mud Run in August

This photo of the Sudbury Mudmoiselle Ladies’ Mud Run last year shows a team decked out in tutus as their group costume as they make their way through the tire portion of the obstacle course.

SUDBURY—The Sudbury and District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is looking for teams to sign up for the third annual Mudmoiselle Ladies’ Mud Run in August at Adanac Ski Hill in Sudbury.

“It is an amazing event and this year will be our third year holding it,” said Sudbury and District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society Community Fundraising Specialist Shanna Crispo. “We held a similar event the first year called the ‘Dirty Diva’ and it went over so well that the Cancer Society picked up on it and made it a national event.”

The event consists of a 5 km obstacle course of the muskiest, filthiest, slimiest mud and is open to women of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.

There are typically an average of 15 obstacles including climbing walls, a log climb and crawling tunnels.

“Whether you’re used to running marathons, running around the office or running after your kids—you can walk, crawl or run the course and it isn’t timed so there is no pressure,” said Ms. Crispo. “The funds raised help ease the burden of cancer by providing vital information services and compassionate support programs for cancer patients and their families and fund Canada’s best and brightest cancer researchers to make live-saving breakthroughs.”

Last year the Sudbury event raised over $100,000.

In the past Ms. Crispo said that several Manitoulin teams have participated, and she is hoping that more will join the Island teams that have already signed up for this year’s run.

All participants receive t-shirts, but teams are encouraged to get dressed up and a best team costume prize is awarded each year.

“We are looking forward to another great event this year,” Ms. Crispo said. “It is a fun day filled with friends, sisters and mothers.”

The event starts with registration at 9 am on Saturday, August 20 at the Rotary Park-Adanac Ski Hill, with the first heat starting at 10 am and subsequent heats starting every 5 minutes.

To register your team (individuals can also register and be teamed up) or for more information visit