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The Lord's Gym Kids Mud Run is a special obstacle race open to all kids ages 4-17. The course is under a mile long with around 20 obstacles involving climbing, crawling, running and, of course, lots of mud! The race is split into heats with three age groups, 4-6, 7-12, and 13-17 with a longer, tougher race for the older kids and a shorter race for the younger kids. We also run a special competition between schools known as the Superhero School Bell.

The course start line is located at Father's House Acres at 3556 Oro Bangor Hwy, Oroville CA. 


With the help of our sponsors, we are able to make the Lord's Gym Kids Run FREE. We want to support local families and create an event everyone can afford! However, please note space is limited and heats sell out fast, so we encourage families to sign up online.

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This is the course race map in previous years which will be similar to the race map for 2022.  There are separate courses for ages 4-6 and 7-17, which vary in length and difficulty.


Please see the video below for a better idea of what to expect during your race.

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When And Where Is The Race?

The Kids Mud Run will take place in spring 2022. It is held at Father's House Acres, located at 3556 Oro Bangor Highway, Oroville, CA. The race is divided into heats of 50 to 70 kids leaving every 10 minutes. There are separate heats and courses for ages 4-6, 7-12 and 13-17. 

How Much Does It Cost?

The Kids Mud Run is free! There will also be food, inflatables, sledding, and other attractions available at an extra cost to raise money to support the mission of the Lord's Gym.

What Is the Course Like?

The Kids Run is under a mile long and includes around 20 obstacles including climbing, crawling, jumping, and lots of mud! We separate the races into two different age categories to make sure the course is age-appropriate. We've also extended the course for the 7-to-17-year-olds to include some obstacles from the adult course!

Can I Run With My Kids?

If your child is 4 or 5 years old, the course is shorter and we HIGHLY recommend a parent to run with the child. However, if your child is age 7+ you will not be allowed to race with them. We may make exceptions for children with special needs—just talk to the race coordinator at the start line.

Can Siblings Of Different Ages Run Together?

Unfortunately, in order to ensure the safety of all the children involved, we cannot allow older children to run in a younger age race (or vice versa). We may make exceptions for children with special needs.

What is Pre-Race Registration?

Before the race, there is a 10-minute process for the parent to go through—signing a liability waiver, getting the race bracelet, and 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 complete Pre-Race Registration at the start line, but you'll need to arrive one hour before your child's heat begins.

Who Can Sign the Liability Waiver Form?

Only parents or legal guardians are able to sign the liability waiver form for their child(ren). It CANNOT be signed by any other family member or family friend, even with the oral/writen consent from the parent or legal guaridan. Please note that a child CANNOT race without a liability waiver form signed by their parent or legal guaridan. We have liability waiver forms available at Pre-Race Registration. If the parent or legal guardian cannot make it to the Pre-Race Registration in person, they can email and request the waiver form to sign ahead of time; someone else can then go to Pre-Race Registration on their behalf with a signed copy of the waiver form.  

What Should My Child Wear?

Your child(ren) will get wet and muddy, so make sure they are wearing clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting very dirty. You can also bring a towel, as well as a change of clothes and shoes for them. We strongly recommend that your child does not wear flip flops or sandals that might get lost in the mud or water obstacles.


How Can I Pre-Order Mud Run Merchandise? 

You can place your order here on this website 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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Superhero School Bell

Every year, we invite local schools to compete against each other in the Superhero School Bell! Students win points for their school by participating in the Kids Run and by wearing costumes or dressing in their school colors. The school with the highest points to students ratio wins.


In the Superhero School Bell 2021, Ophir Elementary School and Sierra Del Oro Inclusive Preschool won the first place and won the School Bell trophy plus free Yoville frozen yogurt for the entire school! Stream Charter School came in second place and Helen Wilcox Elementary School won the third place; they won their own trophies and get to keep them in their schools for one year.