Make way for the Longhorn Stampede in Basalt Saturday |

Make way for the Longhorn Stampede in Basalt Saturday

Basalt High School students slosh through the mud during last year's Longhorn Stampede. The obstacle course is back for a fifth year this weekend.
Kara Williams/courtesy photo |

If mud is your thing, open up your Saturday morning for the fifth annual Longhorn Stampede.

Participants will negotiate a 2-mile long obstacle course mud run at Basalt High School. Obstacles include a giant waterslide, multiple mud pits and a huge hay-bale climb.

“Be prepared to get dirty and wet,” said Stephanie Nevarez, one of the students helping organize the event. The high school’s Student Leadership Council organizes the event.

The Longhorn Stampede for students will be held Friday, and the community race is Saturday.

“This is an event that we put on for all of the Basalt High School students at the end of each year to promote healthy lifestyles and physical fitness,” Nevarez said in an email. “Last year we had about 70 percent of the student body participate in some way and we are excited to see it grow this year.”

The student race will be run in teams of four and individually for the community race. The student race will require physical fitness, teamwork, perseverance and determination.

For the community race, participants can preregister and sign a waiver at The fee is $15.

Registration also will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school. The fee will rise to $20.

Participants get a T-shirt the day of the race. All ages are welcome for the community event, but children 10 and younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Stephanie Nevarez at stephanie

Editor’s note: The organizers asked that the information also be provided in Spanish. Here is the statement:

Únase con nosotros para el recorrido de obstáculos de 2 millas de Longhorn Stampede que el Consejo de Liderazgo Estudiantil de la Escuela Preparatoria Basalt High pone una marcha. La carrera es el Sábado 26 de mayo del 2017 a las 11 de la mañana. Llegue a la Escuela Preparatoria Basalt High a las 10 de la mañana para registrarse si no lo ha hecho ya en, donde también puede encontrar la exención para correr la carrera. Si esperas hasta el día de, cuesta $20, pero el registro en línea es de $15. Obtendrá una camiseta gratis el día para participar en la carrera. ¡Todas las edades son bienvenidas nomas tomen en mente que ninos bajo la edad de 10 y abajo tienen que ser acompañados por un adulto. Los obstáculos incluyen un gigantesco tobogán de agua, múltiples fosas de barro y una enorme escalada de paja de heno. Prepárate para estar sucio y mojado! Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Stephanie Nevarez en

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