Dr. Jeff Cain and Juequan Nie at Mud Guts & Glory in Oregonia, Ohio

Dr. Jeff Cain and Juequan Nie at Mud Guts & Glory in Oregonia, Ohio

UK College of Pharmacy Students Compete in Mud Guts & Glory

May 17, 2016

By Amanda Plakosh


Pharmacy school is no cake walk.  Jeff Cain’s students know this better than most.


Each year, Jeff Cain, Associate Adjunct Professor and Director of Education Technology at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UK COP), invites students to scale 10-foot tall walls, traverse monkey bars, and haul sandbags through steep and muddy terrain during obstacle races.


This year, Dr. Cain, UK COP fourth year students Juequan Nie, Erica Krantz, and Zoo Rydz, and 2016 PharmD graduate Daniel Drake participated in Mud Guts & Glory in Oregonia, Ohio.


“While the Mud Guts & Glory obstacle race is one of the more challenging races, the difficulty was increased this year because rain the night before made the trails and obstacles muddy and slippery,” said Dr. Cain.  “I enjoy taking students to obstacle races because it gives me a chance to get to know them a little better, I get to introduce them to one of my favorite pastimes, and most importantly, I get to witness their pride and satisfaction from completing something new, difficult, and completely out of their comfort zone.”


Mud Guts & Glory is a qualifying race for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in Blue Mountain, Canada.   We are proud to announce that Dr. Cain qualified.


Congratulations to all UK COP runners and best of luck to Dr. Cain at the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships!