We Need YOU to Help Us Empower Youth Leadership!

July 3, 2023

Now that the 2023 Daniel Barden Mudfest is an amazing memory, you might think we’re ready to rest. But, Mudfest is only the beginning for us! Each year, the proceeds from Mudfest are used to send kids on the adventure of a lifetime. Eighth grade students in both central New York and Connecticut are given […]

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Hooray to 2023!

May 17, 2023

What a blast! We could not have asked for better weather and turnout. A huge shout-out to all of our vendors, sponsors, and race participants.  The Daniel Barden Mudfest just wouldn’t be the same without all of you. Thank you for joining us, to race, to compete (even if just against yourself), and to help […]

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Save the Date – May 6, 2023

Daniel Barden Mudfest returns to make more mud, memories this May

April 5, 2023

DEANSBORO, N.Y. – April 4, 2023 – The Annual Daniel Barden Mudfest with main sponsor PepsiCo will return with its iconic mud, mayhem, and merriment on May 6 at the MKJ Farm in Deansboro. Mudfest – officially dubbed “The Boilermaker’s Dirty Little Brother” – is a rough-and-tumble mud run obstacle course that offers something for […]

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Highland Games

NEW Highland Games Bring Out the Mighty

April 5, 2023

A little something for everyone. This year’s event will feature brand new obstacles, in addition to some returning favorites. Each obstacle is uniquely designed and hand-built by the Mudfest masterminds to challenge runners in ways they never imagined. New to this year’s event are the Highland Games, an exhilarating exhibition of strength that starts at […]

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Hamilton College Hockey Team Honors Mudfest

April 27, 2022

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 […]

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Muddy Buddy: Jessica Crofoot

October 28, 2021

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. […]

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Missing Mudfest? Don’t Miss Out on Adventures in Danimaland 5k & Celebration

October 19, 2021

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 […]

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We've got big news

We’ve got BIG news…

April 8, 2021

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 […]

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An Important Message from Dan & Melissa Williams

September 3, 2020

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

May 4, 2020

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

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