Playing in the mud has its benefits.
Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Marine Mud Challenge. The race is scheduled for Aug. 1 at Belmont Abbey College near Charlotte. Proceeds will go to the families of wounded sailors and Marines at Camp Lejeune.
The race features a five-mile course combined with a variety of obstacles including mud pits, a low crawl through a pipe and a five- foot wall.
The race is open to the public. Last year, more than 600 runners took part.