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Getting Down and Dirty at Otoe-Missouria Tribe

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By Heather Payne, Public Affairs Office on July 29, 2019

Red Rock, Okla.—The Otoe-Missouria Tribe’s annual Nimaha Unange (running in the mud) Mud Run was held Saturday at the 7 Clans Paradise Casino in Red Rock.  

According to the event coordinator Shannon Andrews, the mud run was a fun way for runners to challenge themselves, but they shouldn’t wear their best clothes when they do it.

“Runners were encouraged to get down and dirty,” Andrews says. “I never recommend that runners wear anything they don’t want stained with our famous Oklahoma red clay because they get covered with mud and water. The slippery nature of the course and the mud really gets the heart pumping.”

Runners from 6 years of age and up tackled the half mile obstacle course complete with mud covered trails, hills, water pools, trenches, crawls and tunnels.  

Participants were encouraged to run the course as many times as possible. Of the 202 runners, the top runners were: Kids- Avery Butler 6 laps (3 miles); Teens- Tehi Chibitty 8 laps (4 miles) and Adults- Christopher Pratt & Jimmy Konardley 7 laps (3.5 miles)

The mud run is one of many events held throughout the year designed to bring the community together and encourage physical activity.

For information about the Otoe-Missouria Tribe events, visit our event calendar.