Boryeong Mud Festival

Only 1 week back in Korea and I find myself rolling around on a mud flat surrounded by about 100 others foreigners and preparing to run a 5km “Mud Marathon”. This could only happen at the Boryeong Mud Festival, an annual festival held on Daechon beach on the West Coast where 1,000’s of Koreans and visitors converge on a stretch of beautiful beach and cover themselves in therapeutic mud, roll around in mud baths, slide down mud slides and compete in mud races. There is also big money to be made in the annual photographic competition, which is probably the reason we had photographers making us jump around like performing puppets for the day, lining us up so they could snap the perfect festival snap!

I think these photos, many of which were taken by Katrina from Adventure Korea (the travel group which organized our festival weekend), convey the fun to be had much more than my words ever will! :)

Before the race, numbers clipped on and ready to roll!

Before the race, numbers clipped on and ready to roll!

Time to get muddy - race warm up exercises!

Time to get muddy – race warm up exercises!

After the race with medals and beers!

After the race with medals and beers!

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Colored paint and wizard staffs!

Colored paint and wizard staffs!

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  • The Rider
    August 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    This looks like awesome fun!

  • Russell Smith
    August 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Is there anything more fun than rolling around in the mud? I can’t think of anything!

    • silkpurseproductions
      August 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      I will agree with Russell. There is much else to say. Well…maybe…I wish I’d been there.

  • Our Life In 3D
    August 5, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Great pics…looks like a great time…You’re one crazy ‘journalist’!

  • AdonaiShekhinah
    August 12, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Looks like so much fun…just to play in the mud as a grown up. I smile through this whole post :)

  • dancome
    July 13, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    dancome

    Hello ~ Awesome blog ~ Thanks