Get ready for some good-ole dirt filled American fun. The Belfield Fire Department will be hosting its first vehicle focused Mud Run during the annual Harvest Hoedown.
On August 17, at 2:00 p.m., following the Belfield Hoedown Parade, gates will open and tires will spin to help raise funds for a much needed new fire truck for the volunteer department.
With prices set at $10.00 for admission, and free entry for five year olds and under, attendees will have a front row seat to a competition unlike anything seen in the area.
All 4-wheel drive vehicles are welcomed to register, with a $25.00 fee per vehicle and per class.
Payouts per class are scheduled to be:
First place -- $500
Second place -- $250
Third place -- $100
UTV class will not have a prize offered.
The event will be featured in a drag race style single elimination format, with a single buyback consolation round. There will be a fire truck on-site to wash off vehicles, food and drinks will be sold to fill everyone's bellies while all eyes and ears will be fixed on the excitement. No coolers will be allowed.
Richard Zacher, Belfield firefighter, said the event will have hamburgers, hotdogs, water, pop and beer -- so long as the city grants the event a license.
“Food and all proceeds will go towards the Fire Department,” Zacher said. “The event will be inside city limits in the open field just one block south of The American Legion baseball field.”
More information about the event or to participate in the Mud Run, contact Richard Zacher at the Belfield Fire Department. Rules are located on the Belfield Fire Department Mud Run Facebook event page.