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      First-ever 'Mud Plunge' shatters registration goals

      Saturday morning, more than 750 people participated in the first-ever Suicide Mud Plunge at the Suicide Bowl Ski Jump in Ishpeming.

      The 5k challenged runners to not only complete the trail, but go through obstacles along the way.

      This mud pit was right before the finish line, and everyone got down and dirty, crawling underneath the barricades.

      "It was a blast. The weather's perfect, the trail was so much fun with the obstacles, and the mud wasn't too bad," says Katie Mechling of Negaunee.

      "We just thought it would be a fun chance to come out, be with the community and get dirty," says the team 'Partners in Grime' of Marquette.

      After the finish line, everyone was able to get hosed off.

      A portion of the race proceeds went to the Ishpeming Ski Club for recreational development of the Suicide Ski Bowl area.

      If you missed this year's Suicide Mud Plunge, don't worry. It's safe to say it will be bigger and better than ever next summer.