A popular mud run in Southern California has been canceled because officials don’t want to expend the water during the state’s historic drought.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper reported that it would have required thousands of gallons to create the course for San Jacinto’s Jurassic Classic.
The 5K race, which was to feature obstacles and mud pits, had more than 500 participants last year. Runners who registered for the May 15 event will receive refunds.
Officials with the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District say it would be irresponsible to use the water as the state suffers through a years-long dry spell.
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