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  • Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutes are accepted.
  • The course and all obstacles must be completed in order to qualify for prizes.
  • No dogs, baby strollers or baby joggers on the course. All are allowed at the race site as spectators.
  • No drugs or alcohol are allowed. Anyone found under the influence will not be allowed to participate and will forfeit all race fees.
  • Wear your grubby clothes and old sneakers. (Most likely you won’t be going home with these clothes).
  • There will be a rinse-off area and showers for participants.
  • Bring a big trash bag so you can take your running clothes home without dirtying your vehicle.
  • Leave all valuables at home. Some runners have lost rings and necklaces.
  • The Mud Run is not responsible for lost or stolen merchandise.
  • Positioning- if you are serious about winning the race, try to arrive early and start at the front. Winners will only be awarded out of the first waves.
  • If you have long hair, it is best to put it up.
  • Drink fluids before, during and after your race. (Water and gatorade are best, stay away from sodas.)
  • Do not dive head first into the mud pits.
  • This is a fun run so help your neighbors if they need help.
  • There will be a medical team onsite. There will also be Marines stationed along the course.
  • Come across the finish line as a team holding hands or arms. If you don’t, the Marine Mud Police will send you back to retrieve your team and back to the mud pit you will go!
  • Do not let children go into the mud unattended.
  • Wear a cool costume and create a cool team name! Prizes will be awarded for both!

In 2010, a man brought a vision to his local Marine Corps League…Let’s do a mud run to raise money for our local chapter, as well as various other programs. That dream came alive with the help of dedicated staff and volunteers.

The first event exceeded all expectations with 1500 runners participating and over 20 sponsors signing up to be part of a historic event. People have come from all across the US to participate in this event. Fun, Family, and Friends have dominated the event every year.

The annual event was created to raise money, awareness, and support for Marines and their families around Winston-Salem, NC and across the nation who have been wounded or killed while serving on active duty.

Profits from the Mud Run are also used to support:

Wounded Warrior Battalion East located at Camp Lejuene, NC.,  Toys for Tots,   Veterans Helping Veterans Heal,  Young Marines Youth Program,  NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury, NC.,  Wreaths Across America

The event is timed; however, awards are only given out for individuals in the first wave (competitive) and teams out of the first wave (competitive).If you want to compete for an award, you must register for the first waves.

To see the award categories, please click here.

Awards will only be given out of the first wave of the individual run and the first wave of the team run.

To see the award categories, please click here.

Individuals is $35 per person, Teams is $140 per team (teams of 4) and pollywogs are $10.

You will be able to register by mail or online. Please visit the registration page for more details.

Online registration will close at midnight, the day before the race. Mail in registrations must be postmarked one week before the race date.

No. Each wave is timed separately and you must run in the wave you registered for.

Yes. Registration will still be available at packet-pick up and also race day registration. Race day registration fees will be $10 more per person.

Please do a search with your email provider and/or check your Junk Mail first. If you do not find it, you will need to contact us by email at and request another one be sent. You will need to print that out and bring it with you to packet pickup. (see info on Packet Pickup).

Pollywog: Kids 12 and under
5K: Children over 12. Children under 12 can run in the 5K with an adult over the age of 18.

Yes. You may run in the event with your child at no charge.

Packet pick up is usually held on the Friday before race day, 12 Noon to 7:00 p.m. Pick up location to be determined.

Please have all necessary race information.

Absolutely not!

You are allowed to bring cell phones, cameras, video cameras, purses / bags, folding chairs, and strollers. We cannot allow bikes, motorized scooters, skate boards, or alcohol.

Yes. We ask that you keep all pets on a leash and off the course.

Yes. Teams must start together and must cross the finish line with arms interlocked.

Absolutely! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes and best team name. Be Creative!

Yes! Please log-in to your eventbrite account and you can edit the information there.

Currently, teams can only have 4 members.

Find yourself a substitute! Log in to your eventbrite account, and you can change the information up until registration closes on Sunday, June 1st.

If it’s after that date, have your substitute fill out a registration form, and bring with you and your team to early packet pick up or on race day morning!

We are unable to process refunds. This event is for charity….there are no refunds…no exceptions.

We do not offer refunds due to injury of any individual prior to event day; however you are able to come to the event as a spectator. You can also send a substitute in your place.

Yes. The substitute must fill out and sign a registration form and bring with them to packet pick up or on race day morning when they check in.

Yes, all journalists and media personnel can always attend any event for free.

Be sure to wear comfortable running shoes, and loose clothing that will dry quickly when wet. Many of our participants will wear shoes such as Nike Free, as well as DRI-Fit clothing. Swim trunks or DRI-Fit shorts are also a good idea. Gloves are optional as well, however many participants do not wear them.

Make sure also to bring a change of clothes and shoes for after the event and the ride home.

Stay tuned to see what to bring.

Stay tuned to see if we will have a secure area to store your bag.

IMPORTANT: Plan to arrive at the event 90 minutes before your start time. This is due to possible traffic delays or anything else unexpected that may occur, and will ensure you are ready to go at your start time.

Nothing! Parking is free to all participants and spectators.

Look for the Registration Tents.

Yes. We will have water stations throughout the course as well as fruit and snack stations for all participants.


Yes. You can always skip any obstacle you are not comfortable with.

There will be fire hoses as well as shower stations. You will still want to bring a few towels and a change of clothes for the ride home. There will be changing stations available as well.

Goodwill Industries will have boxes for the shoes. The shoes will be cleaned up and donated.

Short answer is no. We will hold our event rain or shine; however, if there is any weather condition that makes our event unsafe for participants, volunteers, medical staff we hold the right to cancel. Examples could be a Hurricane, Flooding or Lightening storm, or any other unforeseen and unsafe weather conditions.

Stay tuned to see if we will have a secure area to store your bag.

Various photographers will be taking photos. If YOU have some photos to share, please send them to and some of them may be posted.. Thanks in advance for sharing them.

Please first review and search our FAQ section; however, if you still have questions you can reach us at, and we will respond within 24 hours. IMPORTANT: Include your full name, team name (if applicable), and email address, as well as your question or concern.