Mud Runs: Do These Fun Runs Motivate You?


What Do You Love About Mud Runs?

What Do You Love About Mud Runs?

Way to go! Do these crazy runs (mud runs, zombie courses, midnight romps) motivate you? Why do you love them?

Locations, distances, etc.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)

There are muddy events for everyone — from 5K to 12 miles, timed and untimed, and somewhat difficult to super difficult. All are very, very dirty. Some of the most popular series:

Tough Mudder: 36 races a year, 10 to 12 miles long. Untimed, team-focused events founded by Will Dean, former counter-terrorism agent for British Special Forces. Upcoming California events: July 7-8, Snow Valley Mountain Resort at Running Springs; Sept. 22-23, Truckee; Sept 29-30, Patterson. http://www.toughmudder.com.

Spartan Race: 41 races, 3+, 8+ and 10-12 miles long plus a 48-hour challenge. http://www.spartanrace.com. Upcoming events: June 30, Midway, Utah; Dec. 1-2, Malibu; Jan. 26-27, 2013, Vail Lake Resort, Temecula.

Warrior Dash: 48 races, 3 miles long. Upcoming events: March 31, Lake Elsinore; April 28, Florence, Ariz.; Oct. 20, Henderson, NV.; Oct. 27, Hollister, Calif. http://www.warriordash.com.

Muddy Buddy: Eight races, including 3- to 4-mile runs and 6- to 7-mile bike-and-runs (where teammates swap positions at obstacles). Upcoming events: May 12, Austin, Texas; Aug. 12, Boulder, Colo., Aug. 19, Portland, Ore; Sept. 30, San Jose.www.muddybuddy.com.

Camp Pendleton World Famous Mud Run: Numerous 10K races, including five in June. Includes hills, tire obstacles, river crossings, 5-foot walls, tunnel crawl, slippery hill climb and final 30-foot mud pit. Upcoming events: June 2, 3, 9, 10 and 16, some events sold out. http://www.camppendletonraces.com.

—Roy M. Wallack

 

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7 responses to “Mud Runs: Do These Fun Runs Motivate You?

  1. I just completed my first mud run and loved it! I am a long distance runner and I was looking for something different than “just a race”. It’s fun to run and get dirty sometimes 😉

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  3. Reblogged this on Race For A Reason and commented:
    Mud Runs are the wave of the future. What do think of this list as compared to our Top 5 Mud Runs? –> http://ouraceforareason.com/2012/10/22/the-top-5-mud-runs/

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