The final Magnus Mud Run of 2016 was run on August 2oth and drew a great crowd. As always, the kids had great fun and enjoyed the obstacle course built just for them. Galloway kids ran the course for free and then were hosed off by Galloway’s Fire Department which brought multiple fire trucks. The townships public works department brought two big truck loads of dirt for the “Mud Mountain”.
The event was kicked off by the Absecon VFW Post 9462 Honor Guard posting colors and leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. After that Galloway Fire Chief, Chuck Mackintosh, fired the Galloway Patriot’s Civil War cannon the “Jaime Lee” to start the event. We have a great video of the cannon firing below.
We would like to thank all of the kids for coming out and running the course as well as the parents for helping their children negotiate obstacles and to cheer them on. Most of all we would like to thank our volunteers. Loading the trucks, setting up all the obstacles, managing the event and then loading it all back up and putting it back in storage at Clayton’s is such a difficult and exhausting task. You all did an amazing job and it is very much appreciated.
We would also like thank Galloway Fire Department, Galloway Community Services, Galloway Public Works and Clayton Self Storage for providing the obstacles a home when they are not in use.
We hope you enjoy all the great photos. We would like to thank “Inspire Photos” Hector and Carrie for some great shots and aerial video (below).
As everyone knows, the event is free for a all Galloway children. A fund raiser is being planned for over the winter to raise money which is needed to rebuild obstacles and add a few more. If anyone would like to help plan the event, please contact us. We will see everyone again next summer for an even bigger better event.
The Galloway Patriot newspaper’s Magnus Mud Run FREE children’s event drew a huge crowd for the first event of the season. The run is held a couple times a year and this first one was Saturday, June 11th at the Galloway Twp. Municipal Complex on Jimmie Leeds Rd.
Hundreds showed up to have a great time and the weather was perfect. Galloway’s Fire Department had to keep reloading water on their fire trucks as they used thousands of gallons to make mud out of dirt dropped by Galloway Public Works and then hose off the kids.
The kids walked through the Galloway Patriot’s huge military tent and got to see some military items as well as a cross made from steel recovered from the World Trade Center. Then, they negotiated a number of fun obstacles with help from Marines, Boy Scout Troop 77 and other volunteers.
The event started with the Absecon VFW Honor Guard posting colors. All the children said the Pledge of Allegiance and then the run began.
The Magnus Mud Run is a FREE community event produced by the Galloway Patriot newspaper and is in its 5th year.
We would like to thank our Sponsors – Clayton Self Storage, Home Depot, Hale Nails and Fred & Ethel’s in Historic Smithville Village.
Also, a big thank you to all our volunteers that worked so hard to set-up, manage, break-down and then put back the entire giant production at our locker in Clayton Self Storage.
Don’t miss the next one on August 20th at 11am. Register now at MagnusMudRun.com
Check out the over 100 pictures from this great event!!!!!!!
The August 15th Magnus Mud Run produced by the Galloway Patriot newspaper and its publisher’s, the Knutson Family, was enjoyed by many. The weather was great and families from all over South Jersey brought their children to experience the obstacle course built just for kids. There was a brief opening ceremony including the Absecon-Galloway VFW Color Guard and a detail of Marines. Attendees recited the Pledge of Allegiance with the VFW and Marines then the fun began.
Galloway’s Fire Department brought multiple fire trucks to the event. The firemen provided plenty of water to make mud and then to rinse everyone off after they got muddy.
The Macnatt family helped by adding a new obstacle. A large 20 foot long tube for the kids to run through.
The children were also able to see and touch military vehicles like trucks and a Humvee.
We would like to thank the strong and ongoing support of all our great volunteers. Setting up and taking down the obstacles as well as manning the obstacles is a very tough job. We can not thank them enough for all the hard work.
We would also like to thank Clayton Self Storage. We would not be able to store all the obstacles if they did not donate a very large storage area for that purpose.
The Event is now in its 5th year and many of the obstacles need to be repaired and or replaced. We would also like to build a few new ones. As many of you know, we do not charge anything for the children to attend the event. The Home Depot in Absecon has been helpful providing some materials for repairs. If you would like to contribute to the event, we would gladly accept Home Depot gift cards in any denomination. We also need a large cargo net for climbing which is available on Amazon.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help, contribute materials or gift cards, please contact Chuck, 609-780-7432.
We will be setting up the course for the Boy Scout Camporee in October.
Hello everyone, the first Magnus Mud Run of 2014 is May 3rd at the Galloway Municipal complex at 11am. Please use the link below to register your child now. All children must be registered to run. There will be NO FEE to run this mud run on May 3rd.
We are also looking for parents or other volunteers to help with set-up and running of the course. If you would like to help, please call Chuck at 609-780-7432.
The military trucks will be there for the children to see and ride in.