- $35 for entry in 5K obstacle-course mud run ($70 value)
The run kicks off July 5th with waves starting at 11:30am. In waves that depart every 15 minutes, competitors tackle 5 kilometers worth of fun, messy obstacles, such as mud pits, tire runs, and slip ‘n’ slides. Finishers receive a medal and all participants receive a Mud Factor bandana. Access city-specific information here.
Mud Factor races are hardly races at all. You won’t find any chip-timed competitiveness, or awards for those who finish first. Instead, when you line up with thousands of your fellow runners, you’ll sprint toward a mud-filled playland where getting dirty beats winning any day. Each obstacle-filled 5K goes easy on the intimidation factor, with organizers designing courses with fun in mind. That ethos extends to race-day dress as well; participants are encouraged to run with friends and family members willing to don their most outlandish costumes or uniforms.