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.
“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
Josh Lewis is the owner of Co-Movement, a center for health, movement and personal growth located on Skyline Drive in Oriskany Falls, NY. The philosophy of Co-Movement is to believe in a world that plays hard, dreams big, and strives to move and live courageously. MudFest is in perfect alignment with this philosophy. As a …READ MORE
Marni Manwarren is an administrative assistant in the Economics Department at Colgate University, as well as a MudFest veteran. Marni has participated in MudFest for many years, but for her, it never gets old – it’s always a time for her to have fun with friends and family. One of the reasons Marni loves MudFest …READ MORE
Web developer at MPW Marketing in Clinton, NY by day; Iron Man by night… Damon Maldonado is a powerhouse when it comes to running on all sorts of terrain. Damon has participated in races all over the globe, but for the past three years, he’s made Mudfest a priority. Damon had been wanting to try …READ MORE
Wendy Galler, a registered nurse at Mohawk Valley Health Systems, is looking forward to her second Mudfest this year. While she usually works weekends, this year she has the weekend off and is able to participate, and couldn’t be more thrilled. “This year, I’ll be joined by family and friends – some for the first time,” …READ MORE
Kelly Snyder of Madison, N.Y. is the Coordinator of Writing and Rhetoric and the Core at Colgate University, and a four-time Mudfest participant. In fact, it was a priority for her to participate in Mudfest when she turned 50 for a sense of personal accomplishment. She’s enjoyed being a part of the event with friends …READ MORE
Seventh annual Mudfest honors memory of Sandy Hook shooting victim Get ready to crawl, climb and clamber to the finish line at the Seventh Annual Daniel Barden Mudfest (DBM) on Saturday, April 27 at the MKJ Farm in Deansboro, N.Y. DBM – officially dubbed “The Boilermaker’s Dirty Little Brother” – is a rough-and-tumble mud …READ MORE
LeaAnn Fuller makes it a priority to improve the lives of other women. She has spearheaded the popular Adopt-a-Mom for Christmas initiative, which provides gifts to local women who are facing financial or personal burdens. As a women’s empowerment coach, speaker and author, she’s helping women from all walks of life flourish in their personal …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.”