The Squaw Peak 50-mile trail run is a unique ultramarathon that climbs 12,000 vertical feet through the rugged Wasatch Mountains. This is the backdrop for Mud Running, an all-day race filled with both harsh ordeals and poignant memories. In the tradition of Nicholas Sparks’ Three Weeks With My Brother, a unique travel adventure is the catalyst in recalling powerful childhood stories. Raised in a home with six diverse siblings, Allen relates tales of each character as he is reminded of them along the muddy trail. It is the story of individuals influenced by one another, sharing a common upbringing but markedly diverse in the outcome. As diverse as thick snowy mud is from slick warm puddles. Mud Running is also a story of running, from a novice terrified by a 5-k, to a determined runner accomplishing 50 miles. This special novel will be enjoyed by runners and readers alike.