The Lord's Gym Kids Mud Run is a fun, yet challenging, obstacle course open to all kids ages 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 three age groups, 4-6, 7-12, and 13-17 and two courses; there is a longer, tougher course 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
This course and main event map for the 2022 Kids Mud Run, which can give you a good idea of what to expect for the 2023 Kids Mud Run. 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 the Kids Mud Run is like.
4-6 Year Old Course
7-17 Year Old Course
KIDS RUN FAQS
When And Where Is The Race?
The Kids Mud Run will take place in 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, 7-12, 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 and includes 18+ obstacles that include climbing, crawling, jumping, and lots of mud! We separate the Run into three 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?
Parents may run with children ages 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 age 7+, and you wish to do the Kids Mud Run with your child, you can choose Family Heat on Sunday. If you signed your child up for the Regular Heat and not the Family Heat, you will not be allowed to run with them on the course (you can 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 the Family Heat or the Age 4-6 Heat, you do not need to book a separate ticket for yourself. However, you will be required to attend the Pre-Race Registration in person to sign your own copy of the Liability Waiver Form and pick up your own Race Wristband.
What are Family Heats?
We 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 1 parent or guardian.
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 heat (or vice versa). We may make exceptions for children with special needs.
What is Pre-Race Registration?
Before doing the Kids Run, there is a 10-minute process for the parent to go through—signing a liability waiver, getting the race wristband, 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 on the Friday before the event, at the Lord's Gym Oroville at 2120 Bird Street. 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/written consent from the parent or legal guardian. Please note that a child CANNOT take part in the Kids Mud Run without a liability waiver form signed by their parent or legal guardian.
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 download a copy of the liability 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. We recommend bringing 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.
Why Should I Pre-Order Mud Run Merchandise 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 you register your child(ren) online and pick up your pre-ordered items at Pre-Race Registration or on Race Day!
What else is there to do?
There will be free family games and activities for you to enjoy; to find out more, please visit our Event Overview page. In addition, there will be food, inflatables, sledding, and other attractions available at an extra cost to raise money to support the mission of the Lord's Gym.
How Do I Register?
Watch this space for the registration link to the 2023 Kids Mud Run.
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.