We got word today that COVID-19 has officially claimed another traditional East Texas event...this time, it's the Red Dirt Mud Run.

So, originally, the Red Dirt Mud Run was scheduled to take place on May 9th. However, May 9th was right in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, when pretty much everything was being shut down or postponed. So, the decision was made by the Nacogdoches Jaycees to postpone the event until October 3rd, if social distancing requirements and other protocols had been lifted. As we get closer to that date, it seems like that is less likely to happen. That's why the tough decision was made.

In a Facebook post from earlier today, the announcement was made that the Red Dirt Mud Run 2020 had been cancelled completely. This is the post from the Red Dirt Mud Run Facebook page:

2020 Red Dirt Mud Run Cancelled

The 2020 Red Dirt Mud Run was scheduled for May 9th, but due to Covid-19 and the...

Posted by Red Dirt Mud Run on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Yes, this is a bit of tough news for the Deep East Texas community, as the Red Dirt Mud Run is an event that many people look forward to. However, they are already preparing for next year, and it seems that they're looking to move it back to it's original, traditional time in the spring.

2020 just isn't our year...or anybody's year, really. We're already looking ahead to 2021.

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