Get Down and Dirty at These Spring Mud Runs
Y Get Dirty Mud RunMarch 21, 2015 - Foley, Alabama 1 of 11
This family-friendly event offers 5K and 4.5-mile options, both of which feature more than 10 obstacles. Be sure to stick around for the post-race party that will include a live band, food and drinks, and inflatable jumping structures for the kids.
The Original Mud RunApril 4, 2015 - Lancaster, Texas 2 of 11
The best part of The Original Mud Run is getting dirty. And the only way to do that is to come clean. This event has two military-style courses: a 5K with more than 18 obstacles and a 10K with more than 40 obstacles. All participants in the competitive division must wear loose-fitting pants, cargo pants or sweat pants and boots that cover the ankle. Some of the obstacles include gorilla ropes, a slip n' slide, log walk and a tire mountain.
Mud Run In The SunApril 11, 2015 - Jonesboro, Louisiana 3 of 11
This 3-mile fun run, which includes more than 15 obstacles and lots of mud, travels through open fields and wooded hills that are dotted with four-foot deep holes filled with water and mud.
Red Dirt Mud RunApril 11, 2015 - Nacogdoches, Texas 4 of 11
Prepare to get muddy at the Red Dirt Mud Run with, well, red mud. This scenic course is run on wooded trails and in an open pasture on an abandoned horse track. There are more than 20 obstacles to challenge you, including a mud bog that even trucks have a tough time getting through. With courses for beginner, advanced and hardcore mud runners, this event has enough red mud for everyone.
Gritty Goddess Women's 5K Obstacle/Mud RunApril 18, 2015 - Galveston, Texas 5 of 11
Be a mud goddess for a day at this women's-only event. Run solo or gather a group of friends for this 5K run that features more than 28 obstacles.
Mud Dog RunApril 18, 2015 - Frederick, Maryland 6 of 11
This 5K course around one of Frederick, Maryland's most beautiful farms has more than 18 obstacles to run through, under and over, including mud pits, cargo nets and climbing walls. If you can survive, there's beer waiting for you at the finish.
Proceeds from the race go to Lifetime Wells for Ghana, a non-profit that drills wells for villages in Ghana that don't have a fresh source of water.
Muddy Duck DashApril 25, 2015 - Oakwood, Georgia 7 of 11
All participants at the Muddy Duck Dash are provided a rubber duck in their race packets, which you must carry with you throughout the entire 3-mile obstacle course. The event, which includes separate kids races, benefits the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation.
Pretty Muddy Women's Mud RunMay 2, 2015 - Sacramento, California 8 of 11
This women's-only mud run is a 5K adventure obstacle course with architectural obstacles and a finish line party that includes music and drinks.
If you don't want to be the only member of your family who gets muddy, this year's event includes a new race category, in which spouses, kids and other family members can compete together.
Man Meets MudMay 9, 2015 - Pocomoke City, Maryland 9 of 11
This muddy 5K has a variety of obstacles, including a super slide, hurdles, cargo nets and monkey bars. If your kids want to get in on the fun, bring them along for the 1-mile course.
World Famous Mud Run at Camp PendletonJune 6, 2015 - Camp Pendleton, California 10 of 11
Complete with mud tunnels, cargo net climb, mud pits, mud walls and showers, the World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton is as the name implies. This 5K/10K event is as dirty and as fun as it gets.
Participants navigate obstacles and do military-style exercises along the muddy course located on the 125,000-acre Marine Corps base, just 52 miles north of downtown San Diego. You can race by yourself or compete as a team.
All 5K and 10K runners receive a T-shirt, finisher medal, a ride on the parking shuttle as well as access to the Filthy Fun Fest and post-race refreshments. Participants over 21 years of age also receive one free beer at the beer garden.
After the race, hang out at the post-race party or hop in your car and drive a short distance down the coast to America's Finest City.