OGDEN — Now you can play in the mud and no one will yell at you — at Mud Wars 2012.
The new event features volleyball, dodgeball, tug of wars and a slip-and-slide, all played in the mud on Saturday, June 9, at the Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N. 1200 West.
Mud Wars, which runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., is a fundraiser for Youth Impact, a program for Ogden youth in inner-city neighborhoods.
The event also includes a muddy dunk tank, a mechanical bull and an obstacle course.
Races staged in the mud have been popular recently, but Mud Wars organizer Tyler Jensen says he was looking for something a little different.
“You can play volleyball anytime, but playing volleyball in the mud is definitely a different game,” said the Bountiful resident, who grew up in Ogden.
Jensen says he’s not sure what the appeal of mud is, but adds, “It’s just crazy ... there’s definitely a market for it.”
The event goes on rain or shine and Jensen recommends folks bring towels and a change of clothes. Showers will be available, or firefighters will be on site with hoses.
Admission is free for spectators; participants pay $15 at the door.
For more information, call 801-648-3025 or visit www.utahmudwars.com.