The Stampede Mud Race is comprised of two courses side-by-side. A course for racers over 14-years of age and a course for racers ages 6 to 13-years-old. Racers between the ages of 6 and 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The course covers approximately 3.2 miles which is equivalent to a 5k. All obstacles have 1 of 3 phases to them: upper body, whole body and lower body. These obstacles are designed to uniquely challenge each competitors skill levels. A racer can expect to climb, crawl, balance, suspend and descend landscapes and obstacles during the running of the course. It is up to the individual on how they want to compete. They can walk the course, run it for time or simply slosh through it with family and friends, getting muddy, laughing and having a good time. We call it a mud event/race, so we time it. But our emphasis is on the experience of the day and what we believe is important is finishing the course and having fun. The Stampede Mud Race is designed for fun, friends, family and good times together while getting out and exercising and having fun. Other races similar to The Stampede market themselves on being the toughest, having the best after-party, etc, but our main goal is to make The Stampede a family day. An unusually, muddy, fantastic family day.
Race day consists of approximately 20 waves beginning at 9 am with waves beginning every 30 minutes depending on the total amount of runners. After parking, make your way through registration and check your bags in. You will be able to glimpse a few of the obstacles. Stretch out or relax in The Stampede village where food, drink vendors are located. It is suggested to arrive at least 30-45 minutes before your starting time. Racers are called to the Post 10 minutes before every race. You will receive your race number and timer during registration. Completion times vary depending on level of fitness and how you are running the race. Some runners will be finished within 20-25 minutes while others may take as long as 2 hours. When you do cross the finish line, runners will receive a completion medal, water and fruit slices. Then mosey over to the portable showers (a Stampede exclusive design) to clean the mud off and return to the Corral and brag, eat and just be merry. Last year we did have some local bands play during the race and into the evening, and we hope to also do the same this year.