The Daniel Barden Mudfest takes place at MKJ Farms. For directions, click HERE!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The entry fee is per person.
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.
No! The more, the merrier.
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!”
Yes. When you registered you were required to initial a waiver in case anything were to happen.
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.
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.
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.
We will be in contact with you 2-3 weeks before the event.
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.