Mud races and obstacle courses have risen in popularity in the past few years. They are a true test of your physical strength and endurance and your mental toughness.

The Mud Gauntlet will take place Sunday May 20th at 790 Dunham Hill Road in Binghamton.

This event benefits the Southern Tier AIDS Program and features some crazy obstacles.

You'll be able to crawl under barbed wire, work your way through a slimy swamp, even climb over cargo nets.

Racers of all types are welcomed as well. There are different paths to choose from depending on how far you want to push yourself. All the wild obstacles can be found here.

The event starts at 10am with the elite runners heading out first, and 5k waves launching every 10 minutes.

This event benefits the Southern Tier AIDS Program. STAP offers confidential, fast, and free HIV testing throughout the Southern Tier. They also exchange sterile syringes for used ones to reduce infection with HIV and other types of diseases. They also offer Health Homes Care Management where they treat patients with chronic conditions. Find more information on STAP at their website.

Information on how to register, rules, and a full list of obstacles for the Mud Gauntlet can be found on their website.