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Get wet, get muddy and have a great time

June 1st, 2017 | Sean Pearson Print this article   Email this article  

The third-annual Ninilchik Clam Scramble 5K Mud Run is Saturday, June 24, and not for the faint of heart. This year's benefit run for Ninilchik Emergency Services and the Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce features additional obstacles along the course, as well as prizes in six age categories.

Registration for this year's Scramble is available online at or the day of the run at the Deep Creek Beach Campground between 8:45 and 9:45 p.m.

The race begins at 10 a.m. — sharp, and the course starts on the sandy beachside of Deep Creek. It quickly plunges you (knee-high) into the chilly waters where the river meets the sea. Then run the rocky shoreline of Cook Inlet and back into the frigid water of the Ninilchik River. The course eventually finishes at the Ninilchik View State Park Campground.

All runners registering online by June 18 will receive a free 2017 Clam Scramble shirt, along with a bag of fun swag and great information about our local razor clams and other local natural resource literature.

Prizes totaling more than $1,000 will be awarded to the top three finishing males and females in six age classes.

After the race, stay for a little extra fun and fundraising in the Ninilchik Village with the "Little Rubber Ducky Race."

Purchase your ducky online with registration, at the EMS's Memorial Weekend Pancake Breakfast or at the Inlet View, The Peddler, Twin Rivers Liquor and the Health and Wellness Club.

For more information, contact Debbie Cary at (907)398-8308 or follow the updated events on the 2017 Clam Scramble on the Ninilchik Chamber's Facebook page.


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