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Scott Reynolds climbing an 8-foot wall during the run. Scott Reynolds climbing an 8-foot wall during the run.
Scott Reynolds helping his son Logan climb over an 8-foot wall. Scott Reynolds helping his son Logan climb over an 8-foot wall.
Matthew carrying a tire as part of the run. Matthew carrying a tire as part of the run.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - I got talked into doing a mud run, The Stampede. I took my 9-year-old twins, Matthew and Logan, to slip, slide, huff and puff to learn what is so addicting about getting down and dirty with hundreds of other runners.

We didn't know what we would encounter as we ran to raise money for Wounded Wear, which provides free clothing and modifications to wounded warriors.

[SLIDESHOW: Scott Reynolds takes on The Stampede]

We saw the beautiful countryside off Old Heady Road in a brand new way with a camera stuck to my head. The scenery would stuck in our minds and on our feet. So much so that Matthew and Logan took along some duct tape to keep their shoes on.

It was tiring, but nature gave us some energy as we literally burnt some tread going up and down hillsides, jumped creeks and went under barbed wire.

It was an adrenaline rush, a different kind of workout and just when we thought we were going to hit a wall we did – an 8-foot tall one we had to climb over.

For more than three miles in every road race Sara Stephens helped carry the American flag.

"I love the walls, the climbing, I love being able to pass it to someone while I need help," she said, "the camaraderie while you're out."

We found one runner with shoes off who could've used some of that duct tape and Matthew who could've used some more oxygen took a second to lay down.

But not much later he said he wanted to do another one, the mud gets in your veins.

To learn more about The Stampede Mud Run, click here. To learn more about Wounded Wear, click here.

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