— Men and women who competed in the inagural Mountain Mudder 5K obstacle course in Whitesburg on September 22 gathered for a photo near the old Whitesburg High School after the event, which organizers hope to make an annual part of the Mountain Heritage Festival.
Clockwise from above, Michael Johnson (left) and Marty Baker compete in the log pickup; Brandy Baker and Melissa Johnson worked to flip a large truck tire from the Letcher County Veterans Museum to the James W. Bates Pedestrian Bridge; and Chris Vicini and Jake Raleigh ran. Vicini finished first by completing the 5K event in 32 minutes and 37 seconds. Raleigh was second.
Trey Narramore, Jason Cooper, Matt Mercer and Alan Sanders ran in the North Fork of the Kentucky River near Southeast Community College.
Pictured just after getting out of the mud pit are Savannah Sergent, Megan Ramsey, and Mike Sergent.