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Daniel Barden Mudfest
5 Mile, 5k & Kids Mud Run

Saturday, May 1, 2021

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!

RACE RESULTS

Check back after the race for the results!

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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.

GET INVOLVED

Part of what makes Mudfest a success is the amazing support we get every year. We appreciate our dedicated volunteers who help ensure the race runs smoothly, our vendors and bands who keep our racers fed and entertained and our sponsors who generously help us with both monetary and in-kind donations. Consider getting involved with Mudfest – you’ll be glad you did!

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An Important Message from Dan & Melissa Williams

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 …

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Chalk the Walk Participation

Thank you for all of those that participated in Chalk the Walk, Saturday, May 2.

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Chalk the Walk! Join Us for Our Virtual Event on May 2.

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 …

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An Important Message From Daniel Barden Mudfest

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 …

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Muddy Buddy: Nick Waaler

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 …

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Guest Blog: Brian Kellogg

“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 …

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Save The Date… Mudfest Is Moving To May!

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Muddy Buddy: Josh Lewis

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 …

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Muddy Buddy: Marni Manwarren

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 …

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Muddy Buddy: Damon Maldonado

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 …

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“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.”

Wendy (Hamilton, NY)