History of the Mudfling
Join us on August 12 & 13, 2017 for our Annual Mudfling Races
How it all began:
The Mudfling started in 1987, as part of the Atikokan Sports Days events. It was a 16 year old Ed Boyko that founded this event and it has been a successful event ever since. Atikokan Sports Days phased out, and the Sno Ho Club took over the Mudfling event. This lasted for a few years, but then it was dropped for a couple of years. The Atikokan Mudslingers was formed in 2000/2001 and the event is still going strong.
In 2009, we (being a group of the Charleson Recreation Area) received funding through an NOHFC grant and the Township of Atikokan. This allowed us to purchase professional Timing Equipment, cement barricades (for extra safety), to do major mud track work, and work in the Pit Area. The Charleson Recreation Area also received a major facelift with many new structures going up in the area.
We have the only Mud Track in Northwestern Ontario, with our track measuring 300 feet in length.