Mud Run FAQ

Join us for the 4th Annual Mississippi Mud Run September 20th 2014!


How do I register?

Before race day, you can register online on this website or in person at the Prairie du Chien City Hall, or the Family Resource Center in Prairie du Chien.  You can also register in person on race day, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

What is the kid’s race?

There will be a shortened course for kids 11 and under.  The course will be about a mile long and there will be several easy obstacles for the kids to complete including a mud pit at the end.  There is a $10 fee for each child running the course and each child must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to run.  (Yes, parents may accompany their children on the short course at no cost.)

Do kids have to do the kid's race or can they run the full "adult" course?
Kids under 14 can run the "adult" course, but they must run with a parent or guardian who will stick with them throughout the course. Kids 14 and up can run the "adult" course and only need a parent or guardian to be in attendance at the event. Anyone under age 18 on race day MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their waiver. 

Can I get a refund?

No.  We are sorry to say that we cannot give you a refund if you cannot race.  This is a fundraiser and we appreciate your donation.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else if I cannot race?

Yes.  You can transfer your registration to someone else if you cannot race, but that person must present written and signed permission from the registered person on race day to take his or her place. 

Is the run safe?

There is certainly risk involved in the mud run, but we take every precaution possible to get you to the finish line safely. There will be medical personnel on site in case of an emergency; however, you enter the run at your own risk.

Can we compete with a team?

Yes, a team is must be at least three but no more than five participants.  There are no team discounts given for signing up, however, we will be awarding some team prizes. 

Can we wear costumes or run barefoot?

You will not be allowed to run barefoot for safety reasons.   Don’t forget the duct tape to keep them on your feet?  Our mud likes to steal your shoes.

Costumes are encouraged.  In fact, we are awarding prizes for the best costumes!

Can I do this even if I am not in good shape?

Yes.  The Mud Run is more about the community and having fun than it is about fast times and competition.

How should I train for this?

Starting weeks in advance is encouraged.  A good running or walking regime is appropriate.  Strength training is also suggested but not necessary.  It depends on your plans for the day.  Are you going to win this thing or are you just having fun?

Can I walk the run?

Yes.  You can walk the course.  However, there is a time limit of 2 hours to finish the race.

Am I allowed to skip obstacles if I cannot do them?

Yes.  After you have made a serious attempt to complete the obstacle you can go around it, but doing so will disqualify you from any awards.  Working with others to complete obstacles is encouraged.

What should I bring?

Athletic clothes that you don’t mind getting muddy (you will be getting muddy), good running shoes, but maybe not your newest pair, a towel and a garbage bag to sit on for the drive home.

What can I do with my keys and phone?

We will hold your keys for you during the race if you don't have friends of family along to do it. You just need to label them with your name and bib number on a tag we will provide and turn them in at the designated location at the registration area. There will be a sign. We suggest that you lock other valuables in your car.

Can I bring my dog?

You can bring your dog to the park, but all animals must be leashed and will not be allowed to run with you on the course.

Where do I get my bib, t-shirt and race packet?

You will get them on race day at the registration table.

Will there be water along the way?

There will be water available for participants half way through the race and at the finish.      

What if it rains?

You will be getting muddy and wet!  More fun!

Will there be showers afterward?

There will not be showers, but the Prairie du Chien Fire Department is providing a wonderful shower system to get clean.

When will the prizes and awards be presented?

All medals, prizes and awards will be presented after the last participant crosses the finish line.

Will food be available?

We plan to have food available for purchase.

Is there a special rate for families? (Family – Mom and/or Dad with children under 18 years old all in the same household.)

Families of four or more may be eligible for a special rate.  Please e-mail us at or call Lorie at 608-412-2974 to get more information.

Whom do I contact if I have questions?

Send an e-mail to or call Lorie at 608-412-2974.


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