BOILERMAKER’S DIRTY LITTLE BROTHER
Prepare yourself for a day that you’ll never forget! Mud, hills, guts and glory – your Mudfest experience will be memorable, from start to finish. We aren’t your typical mud run or race. More than a mud pit, we combine unique obstacles and challenges along with running and walking. Not to mention the afterparty that features local brews and bands!
ABOUT DANIEL BARDEN
Our run is named after Daniel Barden, one of the first-graders killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Daniel will always be remembered for his kind spirit, sense of generosity and friendship he showed to others. The goal of Mudfest is to nurture and grow Daniel’s spirit in all of us.
As the Daniel Barden Mudfest plans its return this spring after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, it is important to take a moment to express appreciation for those who have continuously supported Mudfest and the Barden Adventure Scholarship. One such supporter has been the Hamilton College men’s hockey team. Before the pandemic hit, the team …READ MORE
Jessica Crofoot of Oswego, NY, is a Mudfest veteran. She has participated in three Mudfests so far. It all started when she and her sister were looking for mud/obstacle runs nearby. They found Mudfest and were impressed that it was for a worthy cause. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons Jessica enjoys participating. …READ MORE
All of us at Mudfest have been missing you over the past couple of years – there is nothing like getting together for fun for a good cause. This year, we’ve decided to change things up a bit, and invite you to join us for Adventures in Danimaland 5k & Celebration. The event has been …READ MORE
Although 2020 was a tough year for everyone, including our event, we’re excited to share that The Annual Daniel Barden Mudfest will return better than ever in Fall 2021! We have many exciting changes and improvements slated that will make this our best and muddiest year ever. While we were initially hoping for May, we …READ MORE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions on public gatherings in New York state, we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel this year’s Daniel Barden Mudfest event. Although this was not an easy decision, we recognize that we must prioritize the safety of our participants and volunteers. Daniel Barden Mudfest has always been …READ MORE
As you know by now, we have unfortunately had to postpone this year’s Mudfest until October 31st. But during this time of uncertainty, we’d like to bring our communities together when we all need it the most. As a way to still celebrate our original Mudfest date of May 2nd, we’re hosting a virtual event …READ MORE
The past few weeks have been challenging for our area, our country, and the entire world, as we’ve adjusted to the realities of the virus COVID-19 and its prevention requirements. After carefully monitoring the unfolding situation, and considering the safety of our wonderful participants, we have made the difficult, and heartbreaking, decision to postpone the …READ MORE
Nick Waaler, of Sandy Hook, CT, is a four-time Mudfest participant. He is a friend of the Barden family, and that makes participating in the event especially poignant. It is always the beginning of the run that stays with Nick. “I really love the start of the mud run, where we honor Daniel on one …READ MORE
“Maybe the hardest obstacle of the Daniel Barden MudFest is finding something you don’t like! It’s a challenging course but doesn’t take itself too seriously so it’s fun for all.” Big thanks to seasoned OCR veteran Brian Kellogg for his honest & in-depth review of Barden Mudfest 2019. Read more on his blog by clicking …READ MORE
“You won’t regret it. It is always a great time with some great people, and it’s even more fun if you bring some friends along with you.”
Damon (Rome, NY)
"Whether it is the competition with the timed run that you’re into, or just the untimed run working with each other having a great time, there are lots of laughs and many memories. It is worth signing up and it goes to a great cause – and that leaves you with an amazing feeling!"
Roxanne (Madison, NY)
“Just do it. It’s fun and everyone is super supportive. You’ll feel accomplished.”