And just in case you think this was only men – the ladies had the opportunity to do belly bumpers as well – This is an event put on by Tampa Bay Club Sports. Mud Wars has been a long-standing event put on every summer for the teens in the city’s rec center. It involves a team competition in 8 muddy & wet events. Now it’s open to adults! Portions of the proceeds benefit TASCO, St. Pete’s teen arts, sports, and technology program.
For the past couple of years I have gotten some really great photos from this event. I never photographed the belly bumpers – and I should have. Now you can see that these participants are not that dirty – yet. This was their first event of the day. They do have hoses with water running all day long so they can get cleaned up (sort of). This mud is something else – you don’t want it on your clothes – because normal pre treatment will not get it out. This stuff is heavy duty and hours of soaking with something like oxi clean might work.