FAQs

EVENT DAY

Where is the Mudfest?

The Daniel Barden Mudfest takes place at MKJ Farms. For directions, click HERE!

What time can we pick up our bibs & T-shirts?

Gates will open around 8 a.m. We will be asking for a $5 parking donation and $10 to enter the grounds of the event if you are a spectator.  All of the money raised is returned to the local EMS and firefighters who make our event safe for everyone. They are an essential part of the event so thank you in advance for your support. Bib &   T-shirt pick up will start at 8 a.m. Please bring  photo I.D. if you expect to be drinking alcoholic beverages at the post-race party.  Expect an email confirmation 1-2 weeks before the event.

What time does the event start?

  • 5 Mile Timed Mud Run will have one heat at 9 AM- please arrive no later than 8:30
  • 5K Mud Run heats will begin at 10 AM and run every 15 minutes with the last heat at 11:15
  • Kids Run will begin around 11 AM with 3 heats every half hour until noon

If you are running as a team, which we encourage, let your teammates know the time you want to run and meet at that time. We recommend getting there 1/2- one hour before your heat.

What should I bring?

A pair of sneakers that you don’t mind getting filthy or ruined. Same applies to your clothes. We do not recommend cotton clothing, sweatshirts or anything too bulky. They will weigh you down and fill with mud. We would like everyone to wear a kilt, but it is not required. There will NOT be a bag drop. Be sure to bring a towel and a clean set of everything to change into after you finish. Parking will  close so you should be able to easily go to your car afterwards.  Warm water showers/hoses WILL  be provided. A garbage bag might not be a bad idea for your dirty clothes!

Are there water and aid stations on the course?

We will have at least one water station on the 5k course and another for the 5 mile which follows along the 5k for most of the run. For more information on locations throughout the course, please talk to an event official on the event day.

Can I skip an obstacle?

The Mud Run is not supposed to be about getting a faster time than your buddy, so it’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you, just go around it—no shame there. However, if you are skipping an obstacle just to improve your time, then we think you’re only cheating yourself. You paid to run the course. Why not actually do it?

What if I can’t make it?

Sorry, there will be no race refunds. See if a friend can take your place. This must be done through the registration website or by contacting us at bardenmudfest@gmail.com


REGISTRATION

Is the entry fee per person or per team?

The entry fee is per person.

Can I register the day of the event?

Yes, but come early please. You are NOT guaranteed the free T-shirt that is included with the registration however.

You can also register the Friday evening before at the Clinton VFW between 5-7.

Is there a limit on the number on a team?

No! The more, the merrier.

Are teams required to finish as one?

Team members can choose to run the course at their own pace, but some might say, “Where is the camaraderie in that?” Or, “Run and finish collectively as a group? Now that’s tough!”


INSURANCE

Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?

Yes. When you registered you were required to initial a waiver in case anything were to happen.


KIDS RUN

What time does the Kids Run start?

The Kids Run will begin around 11 a.m. Parents are welcome to run with their children and take photos. We recommend parent participation for younger children.


POST-RACE CELEBRATION

Can I bring food or drinks to the race?

No, however food and beverages will be available for purchase. Live music, the “Farmer Carry,” and vendors will also be a part of the post-race party.


SPECTATORS

What can spectators bring to the Mudfest?

We allow you to bring lawn chairs, strollers, video recorders, cameras, and purses/bags. We cannot allow outside food, alcohol, or any pets into the event. We will provide transportation for spectators to watch and cheer for the athletes along different sections of the course.


VOLUNTEERS

I have not heard from the volunteer coordinator yet. What do I do?

We will be in contact with you 2-3 weeks before the event.


REFUNDS

Can I get a refund?

No. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds, as per policy and the terms & conditions that are agreed to by each participant during registration. Don’t forget, this is a charity event, after all.

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