Helgramite Hustle Mud Run
Ready to Hustle? In this muddy 5K you'll navigate a series of mud pits, a slide, and a romp through the creek. There will be obstacles to climb over, crawl through, and slide under. You don't want to miss the fun of the Helgramite Hustle presented by Martinsville Eyecare Center!
2023 Helgramite Hustle Mud Run 5K:
When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 11:00 am
Where: Smith River Fest, Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex, 1000 Irisburg Road, Axton, VA 24054
Registration: $30 & up
Kids Mini Fun Run
Starting at 12:00 the little ones can join in the MUDDY fun! We will start at the mud pit, followed by a lap around the field and finish in the mud pit again!
What is a Helgramite?
Native to the Smith River, the Helgramite is the aquatic larvae of the dobsonfly. The large aquatic larvae, called hellgrammites are frequently used by fishermen as bait. They feed on aquatic insects for three years and then emerge to pupate on land. Once full grown, the nocturnal flying insect can be as long as 5 inches and the male has sharp mandibles half as long as his body. Sound fierce enough? Make it to the end of the hustle and you too, might earn your jaws!