The mascot of the Western Connecticut State University Colonials, Chuck, is playing host to the 3rd annual Mini-Mudder event this weekend. The event fundraiser is to benefit recreation programming. Assistant Director for the Center for Student Involvement Amy Shanks says it's one of the most popular events held on campus and is changed a bit from year to year.
The event on Sunday will include 16 physical challenges over the course of two miles. It begins and ends on the turf field of the Athletic Complex on the West Side Campus on Sunday.
Registration is $20, and free for WCSU students. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. on the day of the event in the lobby of the Westside Athletic Complex (stadium building) until 8 am. The first heat will start at 8 am. Additional heats will start every 15 minutes.
The event will not be timed and will be held rain or shine.
Headbands will be distributed at the finish line. Camouflage “Got Mud?” t-shirts will be available for purchase on event day. The event is hosted by the WCSU Recreation Office, the WCSU Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences Department and the Student Government Association. Participants between the ages of 12 and 17 must have written parental consent. Participants between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the course.