Participate in a Mud Run


Our team, before getting muddy! 


Me leaping through the air at the start of the race; I guess I didn’t know what was coming ;).






For the past few years, ever since I heard of the mud run that is located by my school, I wanted to participate in one! Although I had ran cross-country in high school, it had been a long time since I ran a 5 K just for fun, so I decided to add it to last year’s summer bucket list. Toward the end of the summer, I was bummed when, looking back on the list, I realized I never crossed that one off. A few days later I got an email from a friend in a theatre group I’m in at school, asking if anyone would be interested in participating in that year’s mud run, which takes place at the end of September. I figured that responding to this email was the ideal way to cross off this item, even if it was a bit belatedly.

After I signed up, I decided to ask Caitlyn, a friend of mine who is also part of that group, if she was interested in doing it too and she agreed to sign up! Miranda, who sent the email, got our team set up online after we each paid our $45. What was even better was that the money we contributed went toward cancer research.

The actual run was a blast. Our team decided we would all wear blue, but other teams went all out, and were decked out in various costumes; I especially felt bad for the group in big Teletubbie suits, but we realized it would be even worse if we wound up behind them!

There were various obstacle courses throughout the 5K, which included scaling walls, walking across ropes, and climbing up muddy hills using rope. In the final part of the race, we got to slide down mudslides into the muddy water and actually had to swim through the muddy water and the tunnels located in it.

If you haven’t done a mud run, it’s definitely something I would recommend adding to your list; it was a lot of fun and I know many different areas host them. At some point, I would love to do a color run.

My mud run actually isn’t on this list, which surprises me as it’s a pretty large event and mud run, but this site is a great resource if you’re looking for one to participate in.

Who else has participated in a mud run or hopes to cross this one off their bucket lists? What other types of runs have you participated in or want to participate in? As someone constantly searching for new ideas, I want to hear about your experiences!

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21 Responses to Participate in a Mud Run

  1. raffyayaladvo says:

    Sounds like fun. LOL at the guys in the Teletubbie suits:D

  2. brookemarsal says:

    This looks like so much fun!! I’m putting it on the list of races that I want to do

  3. SummersDay says:

    Good for you! something crossed off your list and you have a wonderful memory now.

    This looks like a kind of fun that I would avoid — turn up my nose and turn away from it. But I also know from experience that once I dove into it I would have a blast. It would be my fellow mudders that would make it a good time. I’m sure that you enjoyed each other.

    • Thanks so much! And haha, it’s understandable; I’m sure getting dirty and filled with mud isn’t at the top of everyone’s list! But you’re right, it was a lot of fun and doing it with others made it that much better : )

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Looks like great fun! Good for you 🙂

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  6. vickyinglis says:

    Looks like brilliant fun! And you had sunshine for it too. The only time I’ve done something similar was in the UK in February in the snow. I only realised it was great fun once I got home, had a long hot shower, a big, steaming bowl of soup and wrapped up in my duvet.

  7. mooberryj says:

    This looks like so much fun! I want to do one too!
    And i love the concept for your blog- inspiring!

  8. This is something that I have decided I want to do next year. That gives me time to prepare. I’m out of shape, need to lose 50 more lbs, but I’m determined regardless, I’m doing a mud run next year. And maybe a color run, too. 🙂 Who knows? I might just build up to a Spartan Run!! LOL! *snort* Pfffftttt… yeah. How about American Ninja while I’m at it.. :p

    • Aww, I think that running fun races like these is a great way to keep healthy 🙂 But yes, the mud run was so much fun! I also want to do a color run so badly! I keep seeing the posts on Facebook & it’s really making me want to sign up lol. And I’ve never heard of the American Ninja, but it sounds awesome; what’s that?!

      • American Ninja is a show where people compete in extremely difficult obstacle courses. They are timed, as well. The season is on TV right now, I’m just not sure of the day and time. Sorry! It’s fun to watch!

      • Ohh haha that’s funny, I will have to check that out now :)!

      • The original is called Ninja Warrior and it originated in Japan. Look it up on YouTube and you will be amazed at the variety of people trying during the first round. People in costumes, old man with an octopus… Yeah, octopus….LOL!!

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  10. I did a mud run this summer too it was 6km took me 1hr and 1 minute

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