When Matt is too late to register for his new school's hockey team, he decides to join the cross-country running club instead.
At first it's every one for themselves--no one runs with the pack, until finally a new coach demonstrates that tough competitors know the value of teamwork. When the championship finals arrive pouring rain makes the course a slippery mess, and forces the runners to make some hard choices.
Mud Run is a fast-paced, humorous story about team spirit and taking life one step at a time.
"Written in excellent style, Mr. Swan's book encourages sports teams to work together and emphasizes the importance of family involvement and encouragement for activities of each family member."
"From the first chapter it is obvious that this book moves beyond a simple retelling of a sports activity. It is about a real child, living in our real and complex world while participating in the sport of running."
Praise for Fast Finish:
"Swan's writing is first rate... Highly recommended."