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Mud Run FAqs



When and where is the race?

The Lord’s Gym Mud Run is located at 3556 Oro Bangor Highway in Oroville, CA 95966. Both the adult race and the kids race are loops that start and finish at the same location. The Adult Race is postponed until further notice.

How Much Does A Ticket Cost?

The Kids Mud Run is 100% FREE! 

What Is The Course Like?

The adult course is 5 kilometers of tough terrain including water, ice, and a lot of mud. Spread across
the course are 25+ obstacles designed to put your physical and mental endurance to the test. Closer to Race Day, we will have a course map for more information. 

What Level Of Fitness Do I Need?

Everyone over the age of 13, from complete beginners to professional racers, is welcome to take part in the Main Race. You just need to be able to walk 5 kilometers. However, if you want to complete all the obstacles in good time, start training now! If you are pregnant or have any physical disability or health issue that might affect your ability to race safely, we ask that you consult your physician before registering to take part. Please bear in mind that Mud Racing is an inherently dangerous sport and that minor injuries (cuts, bruises, etc) are common and major injuries, though uncommon, are nevertheless possible. 

How Do I Choose My Heat?

Rather than have 2,000 people starting the race at the same time, the Main Race is split into heats of 70 people leaving every 15 minutes. You choose your heat when you buy your ticket and cannot change it, so choose carefully. There are elite heats for more experienced racers running competitively. People competing in the Business Bell run in separate heats and register using a different online system. 

What Is Pre-Race Registration?

Before you start any race, there's a 10-minute process to go through - signing a liability waiver, getting your race bib and bracelet, making sure you know what to do next. To avoid the stress of long lines on race day, we strongly advise that you complete this process the day before at the Lord's Gym on 2120 Bird Street in Oroville. Those traveling from out of town are welcome to register at the start line, but you'll need to arrive one hour before your heat begins. 

When Should I Arrive And What Should I Bring?

If you have already completed the pre-race registration process (see above) you only need to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before your heat is scheduled to begin. Just bear in mind that if you are late, you will miss your race and may not be able to take part at all. Make sure to bring clothes you don't mind getting very wet and muddy - best of all tight-fitting, light-weight, opaque clothing that doesn't hold a lot of water (avoid cotton and denim at all cost!) and very comfortable old shoes that you are ready to say a permanent goodbye to. Knee pads and sports gloves can be useful accessories (and will be available for purchase at the start line).

Where Does My Money Go?

All proceeds from the Lord’s Gym Mud Run go towards the Lord’s Gym Oroville, a non-profit organization that provides $5 memberships to all youth ages 13-17 and funds projects in the local community and around the world - things like programs for at-risk youth, feeding low-income families and helping people recover from addiction. You can find out more here.

Why Should I Pre-Order Mud Run Apparel Online?

We have a limited quantity of shirts and shorts available in each size. We suggest you pre-order merchandise online to secure the apparel in the size you need before we run out. 

How Can I Pre-Order Mud Run Merchandise? 

You can place your order when register online and pick up your pre-ordered items on Pre-Race Registration Day or Race Day! 

How Do I Register?

Watch this space⁠—we will post the link to our registration page when it is available. 

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