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 sign up today.

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2021 course map

This is the course race map for 2020 which will be similar to the race map for 2021.  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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4-6 Year Old Course

7-17 Year Old Course

Obstacle List




When And Where Is The Race?

The Kids Mud Run is taking place on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, 2021. 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. You'll find all the details on our registration page

How Much Does It Cost?

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

What Are Your COVID-19 Regulations?

We take the safety of our participants and volunteers very seriously. At Pre-Race Registration, we will have a COVID-19 Declaration Form for parents to sign to make sure that both they and their kids are symptom-free in the past 14 days. We will have hand sanitizers available throughout the location. We will have 6-feet markers on the ground and increase our sanitization efforts in high-touch areas. All of our staff and volunteers are required to wear masks. We also ask every participant and spectator to practice social distancing and wear masks when they are off course. (Masks are not required for racers on the course.) Please note that our entire event is 100% outdoor. 

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 (Friday, June 4) 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.

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?


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.


In the Superhero School Bell 2019, Helen Wilcox won the most points and won the School Bell trophy plus free Yoville frozen yogurt for the entire school! Ophir Elementary School came in second place and Stanford Avenue won the third place; they won their own trophies and get to keep them in their schools for one year.