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      Are you ready to get down and dirty?

      Your chance to get muddy for a good cause is coming this Friday and Saturday with the third annual Suicide Hill Mud Plunge. It's an event put on by the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce (GINCC).

      The Mud Plunge is a 5K adventure run featuring obstacles like mud pits and monkey bars. Last year brought more than 1,000 people to the event. In addition, a twilight run, kids 1K, live music, and food will also be included this year, and the money raised goes to the Ishpeming Ski Club.

      "It's really great; last year we had over 1,000 people come down, so if you're not going to participate, if you're not interested in running, just come down and cheer on your friends and neighbors. That's great!" said Kori Tossava of the GINCC. "Plus it's really fun to watch the kids get nice and dirty when they finish, and they're real proud of it, but it's just a good way for people to gather."

      Friday night's Mud Plunge starts at 7 p.m. You can register either online or at the Chamber of Commerce in Ishpeming (US-41, in front of Jubilee Foods), and the cost is $35 per person or $140 per team.

      For a complete schedule of events, check out the Suicide Hill Mud Plunge website here.