The Tehama Tough Mud Run scheduled for October 28 at Rolling Hills Casino promises to be more fun than the typical 5k run for charity, with plenty of entertainment for both participants and spectators. Presented by Tehama County Police Activities League (PAL) and sponsored by Rolling Hills Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the event is a fundraiser for a variety of free programs that are offered to Tehama County youth through PAL.
Runners will encounter six obstacles along the 5k course including a hill slide, hay bale climb, tire run challenge, wood wall, twine/mud crawling and rope swing. Younger kids can get in on the fun by conquering a special kid-friendly course. Runners are encouraged to wear costumes as it is close to Halloween.
“We are very excited about partnering with PAL to sponsor this event as we share PAL’s commitment to promoting positive relationships among law enforcement, the community and our youth,” said Natasha Magana, tribal council member.
PAL is a youth crime prevention program that includes educational, athletic, and other recreational activities. The organization offers a variety of programs including boxing, wrestling, baseball, martial arts, music, street hockey. These programs provide guidance and role models kids can trust as they learn to be responsible, set goals, and work hard to achieve success.
The Tribe is proud to be able to sponsor events and provide grants that benefit local education and public safety programs such as those offered by PAL,” said Chairman Andrew Alejandre.
In September, the Rolling Hills Foundation announced over $10,000 in grants to fund a variety of programs including an advocacy program for children that had been removed from their homes because of neglect and abuse. The Foundation granted Reeds Creek School funds to update computers and the Glenn County Sheriff Department received funds to purchase special supplies that can stop the bleeding of any wound, which will possibly save lives. The Corning Elementary Education Foundation and Antelope Elementary School’s 4th grade music program also received grants in the latest round of charitable giving by the Foundation.
Event organizers expect the Tehama Tough Mud Run will attract participants and spectators from local communities as well as from out of the area. For this reason, tickets include discounted room rates at the Rolling Hill Casino Inn and Lodge as well as a t-shirt and access to the course. Race check in is at 9:30 a.m. and the race is from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Racers may purchase tickets in advance with an early-bird discount on Active.com. At the race, spectators may cheer runners on from designated areas and should bring their own lawn chairs for comfortable seating.