Mud Crawl support veterans


The annual Muddy Maul and Crawl event is taking place at Jessie’s Grove Winery, 1973 W. Turner Road Lodi, Saturday Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m.

The event has been running for three years and begins with a two-mile course, with nine “boot camp” style obstacles ending with a dirty grand finale called “the mud pit.” All proceeds go to the Boots to Books scholarship program.

Preregistration is $50, on race day the price goes up to $60. Teams can register for $250, kids eight and under are $15.

The Boots to Books scholarship was established to help veterans, reservists and active military with college expenses while attending Delta College.

This year the program was expanded to include local colleges and universities. All this information can be found on

The scholarship is accessible to eligible military related personnel by attending For Goodness Sake for the Veterans (FSGV) events. The Mud Crawl is one of the FGSV’s big events of the season, which is why participation is popular.

Catherine Mooney, Delta’s director of admissions and records, heads the event.

“Our mission is to establish a fun and profitable venue that offers our communities to show support and appreciation four our veterans,” said Mooney.

Not only will this help raise money for the Boots to Books Scholarship program, it is a great opportunity for some family fun which will include vendor booths and a children’s activity area.

If registration is too pricey for Delta students, it is a great opportunity to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer for the Muddy Maul & Crawl, please contact Suzanne Franco at or call (209) 954-5016.