2019 Annual Coast Seabee Mud Run

Gulfport, Miss. (WLOX) - More than 750 athletes decided they weren’t afraid to take on the beaten path at the 2019 Seabee Mud Run.

“The mud was pretty hard because it was all rocky, and I lost my shoes halfway through," said runner Ryan Roth.

The runners started the five-mile course eager as can be.

“We’re gonna do this and we’re gonna kick butt, and we’re all training for a marathon too," one woman said.

People trekked through the Naval Construction Battalion Center Saturday morning, pacing themselves before they reached the biggest challenge yet.

“You get halfway through and then you’re like, 'oh my God, I’m almost done, 'and then you’re like, ‘there’s a mile more of mud,’" said Hayley Piret.

Runners tried their best to find their footing in the muddy waters. Every dip, twist and turn of the obstacle course was designed by U.S. Navy Seabees.