Monetta, SC (WLTX) - It’s not a sport that many people know about.

It’s a sport that requires you to wear a fire suit, a helmet you need a great big truck, and you really have to like mud.

It’s mud bogging and it’s been around since the 1980’s according to aficionados and Wikipedia with the birth place being in Florida, home to many swamps and mud holes.

Here in South Carolina most every weekend from June to November, sometimes December, you can find a mud bog event.

It consists of drivers, taking their vehicles, though a trough of mud. Participants are judged on time or distance. If you are able to get out of the mud you would be judged on time and if you get stuck, well distance it is.

The sport attracts both men and women drivers and races typically draw anywhere from a few hundred people to thousands.

Mid-State Mud bog held events through the summer, but this event was it’s last, with the land going to be used for chicken houses.

If you want to go to a mud bog event this year you still can. Twitty’s Mud Bog in Ulmer, SC has an event on December 2 and 3.

Twitty’s Mud Bog

4396 Bufords Bridge Highway

Ulmer, SC 29849

(803) 259-9252

Dec 2/3

Yemassee Mud Run

27690 Pocotaligo Road

Yemassee, SC

(803) 589-2908 (text)

Branchville Mudbog

301 Fair Oaks Ct

Branchville, SC

(803) 829-3251

Pleasant View 4x4 Mudbog

220 Chase Street

Nichols, SC

(843) 254-9405