The Lord's Gym Kids Mud Run is a fun, yet challenging, obstacle course open to all kids aged 4-17. The course is under a mile long with 18+ obstacles involving climbing, crawling, running, and, of course, lots of mud! The Kids Mud Run is split into heats for four age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and 13-17. There are longer and tougher courses for the older kids, and a shorter one 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 Highway in Oroville, CA.
We are able to make the Lord's Gym Kids Mud Run FREE with the help of our Sponsors. We want to support local families and create an event everyone can enjoy! However, please note space is limited and heats fill up fast, so we encourage families to sign up online.
Presented by the Father's House Church of Oroville
LORD'S GYM KIDS MUD RUN
7-9 Year Old Course
This is the course map for the 2023 Kids Mud Run. There will be separate courses for kids aged 4-6, 7-9 and 10-17, which vary in length and difficulty. There will be new water obstacles added this year for kids aged 10-17.
Watch the video below to see what the Kids Mud Run is like.
10-17 Year Old Course
4-6 Year Old Course
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 Mud 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 2022, Ophir Elementary School and Sierra Del Oro Inclusive Preschool came in first place and won the School Bell trophy plus free Yoville frozen yogurt for the entire school! Helen Wilcox came in second place and Oroville Christian School third place; they won their own trophies and get to keep them in their schools for one year.
KIDS RUN FAQS
When And Where Is The Race?
The Kids Mud Run will take place on June 3 & 4, 2023. 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, 7-9, 10-12, and 13-17.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Kids Mud Run itself is FREE!
Does My Child Receive Anything for Participating?
Yes. Every child will receive a military-style dog tag medal with a 30 inch necklace chain for finishing the race.
What Is the Course Like?
The Kids Mud Run is just under a mile long with 18+ obstacles and includes climbing, crawling, jumping, and lots of mud! To make sure the course is age-appropriate, there are heats for 4 different age categories. We have extended the course for kids aged 7 to 17 to include some obstacles from the adult course. In addition, this year, we are adding new water obstacles for kids aged 13 to 17, and these water obstacles are optional for kids aged 10 to 12.
Can I Run With My Child?
Parents may run with children aged 4 to 6. If your child is 4 or 5 years old, we HIGHLY recommend a parent or guardian runs with the child.
If your child is aged 7+, and you wish to do the Kids Mud Run with your child, you can choose a Family Heat. If your child is signed up for a Regular Heat and not a Family Heat, you will not be allowed to run with them on the course; however, you still can follow them and watch them on the spectator trail. We may make exceptions for children with special needs—just talk to the race coordinator at the start line.
Please note that if you are running with your child(ren) in a Family Heat or an Age 4-6 Heat, you do not need to book a separate ticket for yourself. However, you will be required to sign your own copy of the Liability Waiver Form and pick up your own Race Wristband at Pre-Race Registration.
What Are Family Heats?
We have created Family Heats for parents or guardians who wish to conquer the obstacles and run in the mud with their kids between the ages of 7 and 17. In Family Heats, each child may run with one parent or guardian.
Can Siblings Of Different Ages Run Together?
In order to ensure the safety of all children involved, we cannot allow older children to run in a younger age group (or vice versa). We may make exceptions for children with special needs.