Both teams arrived early and ready to run. After a warmup, the teams took off to battle the muddy obstacle course.
Epic Games Senior Programmer Eric Newman said, “The hardest obstacle for me involved hanging from a rope over a chest-deep pool of muddy water.
The rope was super slippery, so sure enough, I only made it about half way around before dropping in,”
Eric’s favorite obstacle course was a swim through the lake, mostly because the swim got rid of most of the mud clinging to his skin and clothing.
“I originally decided to skip the Muck Ruckus because 5 miles sounded too difficult. A couple days later my brother, who is an avid runner and lives in Albany, New York, called to tell me he was coming to Raleigh to help time some race called the Muck Ruckus! I grudgingly signed up and started training, and ended up with a better race time than I expected, and also had a great time showing my brother around Raleigh and Epic’s office.”
” For some reason my wife didn’t want to hug me after I crossed the finish line covered in muck. Neither did my two year old son Dash, who said “No hug! Dada dirty!” My one year old son Sam was delighted though to give Dada a big hug, and even took a dive or two in the mud himself.”
Eric also noted that Aaron Jones can run faster backwards than most people can run forwards. Aaron was recording the event with his Go Pro Camera.
Senior QA Manager, Prince Arrington said, “The Insomniac team was awesome, friendly and just a very cool group of people. It was an amazing experience and I’m glad we all worked together on this.”
Thank you to both the Insomniac and Epic teams for running, Craig Kaufman for hosting the charity stream on Friday and to all of you who made generous donations to the cause. We’ll see you again next year at MuckRuckus!