Frequently Asked Questions

Browse the list of our FAQs below. Still have a question? Give us a shout by emailing us at info@imudrun.com.

Course Questions

The materila used for construction of the "upper" portion of the shoe must be leather or some combination of leather and mesh and not neoprene and must not be secured via a zipper but must be laced. We suggest Merrill Moab Ventilator Mid. Great shoe!

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The Trophy/Competitive Division on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All Trophy/Competitive Divisions (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All Prize Category participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.  The team must cross the finish line together with no more than 15 seconds between the first and last person to cross.  The Competitive Team Division has teams of 2 or 5 depending on how your register.  If you register for a team of 5 and you do not have 5 participants you will not qualify for the competitive division and the team would be disqualified for a trophy.  We also have an individual male and female competitive race.

Each course is different; we try to design the course so the furthest you will run is about 1.17 miles during the first part of the race just to spread people out so they won’t get backed-up on the first obstacle. Other than that there will not be more than about a half a mile between obstacles.  

Finish time widely vary but the average person takes around 2 hours.

There will not be any mile markers along the course but to give you a clue...each water station is about 1 mile from each other.

There are at least 5 water stations along the course.

You can skip the obstacles tha may include swim depth water so technically you don't HAVE to know how to swim but.......it is recommended. There might be areas on the course that require you to swim but there will be guide ropes and lifeguards in those areas. There will also be alternate routes for those who do not want to swim.

Unfortunately, due to insurance liabilities and other factors before the race, the course CAN NOT be viewed in advance.

Yes. There is a 4 hour time limit.

We suggest working with a personal trainer on a program that will incorporate core strength, cardio endurance and upper body strength. Also look for training tips throughout the year provided by our Director of Get Your Butt off the Couch!

We will have the local fire company (where available) or hoses connected to a shower device to clean you off; however, you will want to bring a few towels and a change of clothes for the ride home. Changing tents will be on-site.

The mud/water depth is different from each obstacle to the next, mostly ranging from one to eight feet deep. All water/mud-based obstacles over 4 feet will have lifeguards on duty.

Yes, EMS will be on site.

If you are competing, you must give each obstacle three attempts. After that, you may continue the race. Failure to complete an obstacle will disqualify you from the trophy prizes. DGAP runners may skip any obstacle.

General Questions

The materila used for construction of the "upper" portion of the shoe must be leather or some combination of leather and mesh and not neoprene and must not be secured via a zipper but must be laced. We suggest Merrill Moab Ventilator Mid. Great shoe!

Upon registration you will be able to select which wave you would prefer to participate in, and will receive a confirmation email once the registration is complete. (Please note that some trophy divisions may only have one time slot).

The minimum age in DFW, Houston and Columbus is 12, other locations the minimum age varies, please see specific site for age requirements.

Yes.  Parking is $10 cash.  Please bring correct change or if you want you can pre-purchase a parking pass at packet pick up.

Someone can pick up you packet for you as long as you complete the consent form and provide that person with a copy of your driver’s license.  These two items will need to be presented at packet pick up.

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The Trophy/Competitive Division on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All Trophy/Competitive Divisions (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All Prize Category participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.  The team must cross the finish line together with no more than 15 seconds between the first and last person to cross.  The Competitive Team Division has teams of 2 or 5 depending on how your register.  If you register for a team of 5 and you do not have 5 participants you will not qualify for the competitive division and the team would be disqualified for a trophy.  We also have an individual male and female competitive race.

Our Kid's Course is just a "Little" version of the fun. Designed for the average 8 Year Old...the race can accommodate ages 3-12. It contains 6-8 obstacles none of which require swimming or any height of note. It is approximately 1 mile to 2k depending on venue and parents are welcome to run alongside their children. Volunteers will assist when needed. There are no winner placing...everyone is a winner for competing and not getting in trouble for being muddy. Children will receive a finisher medal (you are also allowed a t-shirt if you wish but adult small is the smallest size up through all adult sizes.....kid's take home is the medal) and they are welcome to clean up in the wash area after their race. Kid's obstacles are not available for practice or use prior to or after the event. The race is not timed and your child will not receive a timing chip. The kid's event is usually the last event of the day and usually starts at 2pm. Check your city's registration for details.

Each course is different; we try to design the course so the furthest you will run is about 1.17 miles during the first part of the race just to spread people out so they won’t get backed-up on the first obstacle. Other than that there will not be more than about a half a mile between obstacles.  

We are always looking for Dirty volunteers! Just sent us an email at volunteer@TheOriginalMudRun.com!

Yes. Photos will be posted and available for purchase on the Mud Run website within 7 days of the event.

Mud Run gear and merchandise can be purchased at packet pick up and the day of the event. Our online store is under construction at this time.

There will be an awards ceremony for all COMPETITION divisions. DGAP (Fun Run) doesnot have prizes or timing.

You are not allowed to bring your own food or alcohol on-site.

There will be paramedics and/or EMS personnel at each event.

If any competitive participants are caught cheating, they will be disqualified.

Yes. Results will be posted on the Mud Run website within 48 hours of the event for COMPETITION WAVES ONLY!

Each COMPETITION participant will receive a timing chip that is secured on your boot or shoe that will record your time. DGAP (Fun Run) participants are not timed.

Mud Run events will proceed unless under extremely bad weather conditions. Should there be cause to cancel the event, an alternative date will be chosen and your entry will be transferred to that date or any other Mud Run you wish to participate in. Sorry....NO REFUNDS!

You can skip the obstacles tha may include swim depth water so technically you don't HAVE to know how to swim but.......it is recommended. There might be areas on the course that require you to swim but there will be guide ropes and lifeguards in those areas. There will also be alternate routes for those who do not want to swim.

Yes participants 21 and older will receive one free beer upon completion (in most locations). You must have your wristband (will receive at packet pick-up) on and you must show ID. No ID and wristband, NO BEER…

Yes. There is a 4 hour time limit.

Anyone who is 12 years old or older by the day of the event can participate. Participants under the age of 18 must have adult pick up packet and sign waiver.

We suggest working with a personal trainer on a program that will incorporate core strength, cardio endurance and upper body strength. Also look for training tips throughout the year provided by our Director of Get Your Butt off the Couch!

Absolutely, we need approximately 250 volunteers to assist before, during and after the event. Please email volunteer@theoriginalmudrun.com for more information.

Your registration fee and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Absolutely! They can hang out at the spectator's corral and other designated areas along the course. We will have vendors on site for food, drink and other merchandise.

We will have the local fire company (where available) or hoses connected to a shower device to clean you off; however, you will want to bring a few towels and a change of clothes for the ride home. Changing tents will be on-site.

Yes, EMS will be on site.

Upon registration you will be able to select which wave you would prefer to participate in, and will receive a confirmation email once the registration is complete. (Please note that some trophy divisions may only have one time slot).

Check your keys and/or ID. Stretch out and prepare yourself for the most challenging fun you have ever had.

Packet pick-up is where all participants must "check in" and pick up their packet. Your packet includes your timing chip, t-shirt, wristband, race and sponsor information. Your photo ID is required at packet pick-up.

Yes, but you will need the following items:

  1. A copy of your friend's photo i.d.
  2. A signed consent form from your friend stating that you are allowed to pick up their packet.

 

 

Yes. During the online registration process you will be asked to sign a waiver and you will sign the waiver at packet pick up.

In addition to participation in the event itself, you also get an official Mud Run T-shirt, timing chip for COMPETITION. waves, wrist band and you get to enjoy a free beer on us (in most locations)!

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The COMPETITION WAVE on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All COMPETITION WAVES (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All COMPETITION participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.

Registration Questions

The materila used for construction of the "upper" portion of the shoe must be leather or some combination of leather and mesh and not neoprene and must not be secured via a zipper but must be laced. We suggest Merrill Moab Ventilator Mid. Great shoe!

Upon registration you will be able to select which wave you would prefer to participate in, and will receive a confirmation email once the registration is complete. (Please note that some trophy divisions may only have one time slot).

The minimum age in DFW, Houston and Columbus is 12, other locations the minimum age varies, please see specific site for age requirements.

Someone can pick up you packet for you as long as you complete the consent form and provide that person with a copy of your driver’s license.  These two items will need to be presented at packet pick up.

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The Trophy/Competitive Division on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All Trophy/Competitive Divisions (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All Prize Category participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.  The team must cross the finish line together with no more than 15 seconds between the first and last person to cross.  The Competitive Team Division has teams of 2 or 5 depending on how your register.  If you register for a team of 5 and you do not have 5 participants you will not qualify for the competitive division and the team would be disqualified for a trophy.  We also have an individual male and female competitive race.

Our Kid's Course is just a "Little" version of the fun. Designed for the average 8 Year Old...the race can accommodate ages 3-12. It contains 6-8 obstacles none of which require swimming or any height of note. It is approximately 1 mile to 2k depending on venue and parents are welcome to run alongside their children. Volunteers will assist when needed. There are no winner placing...everyone is a winner for competing and not getting in trouble for being muddy. Children will receive a finisher medal (you are also allowed a t-shirt if you wish but adult small is the smallest size up through all adult sizes.....kid's take home is the medal) and they are welcome to clean up in the wash area after their race. Kid's obstacles are not available for practice or use prior to or after the event. The race is not timed and your child will not receive a timing chip. The kid's event is usually the last event of the day and usually starts at 2pm. Check your city's registration for details.

Yes participants 21 and older will receive one free beer upon completion (in most locations). You must have your wristband (will receive at packet pick-up) on and you must show ID. No ID and wristband, NO BEER…

Anyone who is 12 years old or older by the day of the event can participate. Participants under the age of 18 must have adult pick up packet and sign waiver.

Your registration fee and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Upon registration you will be able to select which wave you would prefer to participate in, and will receive a confirmation email once the registration is complete. (Please note that some trophy divisions may only have one time slot).

Check your keys and/or ID. Stretch out and prepare yourself for the most challenging fun you have ever had.

Packet pick-up is where all participants must "check in" and pick up their packet. Your packet includes your timing chip, t-shirt, wristband, race and sponsor information. Your photo ID is required at packet pick-up.

It depends on the venue and the City we are working in. Usually race day PPU is long and stressful so we encourage EVERYONE to pick up their packets at our pre-race PPU.

The final date for online registration is 3 days before the event. On-site registration will be available at packet pick-up.

Yes, but you will need the following items:

  1. A copy of your friend's photo i.d.
  2. A signed consent form from your friend stating that you are allowed to pick up their packet.

 

 

Yes. During the online registration process you will be asked to sign a waiver and you will sign the waiver at packet pick up.

In addition to participation in the event itself, you also get an official Mud Run T-shirt, timing chip for COMPETITION. waves, wrist band and you get to enjoy a free beer on us (in most locations)!

No. You must register for all events online.

A registration fee between $40 and $75 per person (dependent on when you register) is required at time of registration.

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The COMPETITION WAVE on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All COMPETITION WAVES (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All COMPETITION participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.

Results Questions

DGAP is essentially the “fun run” division. There are no requirements for attire, gender or team size. Enter as an individual in the DGAP division. You can wear anything you want, form up in any group size, wear tennis shoes, wear shorts, wear costumes, take your time and have fun all along the way.

The Trophy/Competitive Division on the other hand, is for competitive participants who are looking to win. All Trophy/Competitive Divisions (teams and individuals) will be wearing “boots and utes” — combat boots and camouflage utility trousers or long pants. All Prize Category participants MUST wear BOOTS that cover the ankle and loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat-pants. If you don’t like that, run in the fun run called DGAP… any attire goes (we suggest boots and pants since terrain is rough) and the course is exactly the same.  The team must cross the finish line together with no more than 15 seconds between the first and last person to cross.  The Competitive Team Division has teams of 2 or 5 depending on how your register.  If you register for a team of 5 and you do not have 5 participants you will not qualify for the competitive division and the team would be disqualified for a trophy.  We also have an individual male and female competitive race.

Yes. Results will be posted on the Mud Run website within 48 hours of the event for COMPETITION WAVES ONLY!

Each COMPETITION participant will receive a timing chip that is secured on your boot or shoe that will record your time. DGAP (Fun Run) participants are not timed.