Yes, it does. The word “war” is a sensitive subject right now. However, we also know that mud runs are designed around the bootcamp experience that many military personal have to go through. So all the runners going to mud runs across the US and throughout the world are going through a small portion of the bootcamp experience and then they get to live their 9 to 5 lives free from the worries that the servicemen and women have. The word “war” catches our attention… men and women have fought wars to allow us to live the way we do now. Many of the men and women who serve in the military right now don’t get to go home to the 9 to 5 after their mud runs, and parades, and drill instruction, and weapons training, and class room lessons and uniform inspections and stand by bed inspections, and their deployments and battlefield experiences. This MUD AND WAR RUN is 4 years of some soldiers’ lives wrapped up in a 1 hour run. Again, as mentioned in other areas of this site, we don’t condone war, we respect those who have fought the wars for us and who have allowed us to be able to host this event in a free nation.