Most Common Questions

The event will be at the Isleta Amphitheater (previously known as the Journal Pavilion)

We will be located on the YAFL fields at the southern edge of the parking lot
The 5K course will be south of the YALF fields.
Registration Tent will be on the YAFL fields.

Address: 5601 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87119

The minimum age to participate in this event is 13 years of age (minor) on the date of the event.  A minor for this event is considered to be 13 on the day of the event or older, yet younger than 18 on the day of the event (i.e. 13, 14, 15, 16, or 17 years of age on the day of the event).  The minor participant must be accompanied by a participating adult chaperone. Both the adult chaperone and minor(s) must check-in together and move through the course together.  This is non-negotiable.

Yes, teams are a great way to enjoy the course.  When you register you will have the option to join a team or to organize a team.  Make-up a team name, get some friends together, for together we can conquer!!!  

You can register online here or directly through Eventbrite using the button below.

Eventbrite - The 'Mud And War Run' benefiting 'Homes For Our Troops' - Saturday June 3, 2017

Yes.  We will have spectator passes for $15.  Please Register Online as if you are purchasing a regualr entry ticket and select a "Spectator Pass".  This will allow access to the event property, the event course, but NOT on the obstacles or on/in the war scenes.  Come take pics and cheer on your Muddy Grunt friends.

MUST:  Sign Waiver Form.  
MUST:  Register online bring print out of ticket.
MUST:  Bring photo ID.

Yes, you can register online here or directly through Eventbrite using the button below.

Eventbrite - The 'Mud And War Run' benefiting 'Homes For Our Troops' - Saturday June 3, 2017

We have set up an account to receive Credit Cards.   You may want to bring cash anyway in case the reception is no good for our internet connection out there.

Find a parking spot, walk to base camp, register at the registration tent handing over your PRINTED TICKET, WAIVER and PHOTO ID, head to the starting line at your appointed start time, run the course, finish the course safely, take photo op at photo tent, go shower, receive swag bag, get changed, donate to Homes For Our Troops, enjoy the music, go home and tell your friends.

Yes.  Although, depending on the location of the event, parking may be limited or a small distance from the Base Camp.  Please review any maps or emails from us to ascertain the parking situation at the event you are attending.

For Albuquerque: Parking will be free and onsite at the Isleta Amphitheater Parking Lot.  Park to the south near the YAFL Fields.

The event in Albuquerque, NM – it is located at the Isleta Amphitheater (also known as the Swede Scholer Rec Area)

Go to the YAFL fields on the southern edge of the parking lot. 

Address:  5601 University Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87106

No!  We will not shoot any projectiles at participants during the event.  We may splash you with water pistols, but they will be part of the war scenes which will contain mostly noise and some visual effects.  The scenes will be as action packed as we can make them without projectiles.

CAN-SHOULD BRING: Wear clothing that is appropriate for muddy sporting activity and that you may be ok trashing afterwards.  Alternatively, you can dress up like a clown, soldier, superhero, animal or other funny costume, just make sure you are decent for the public to view.  Wear shoes (again you may be throwing them out afterwards).  Other suggestions include bringing a towel, bringing gloves, a change of clothes, a plastic car seat cover (trash bag), and bring cash to spend on food or merchandise, or to make a donation to Homes For Our Troops.  Oh, and bring a friend or 10.

  1. A photo ID listed here: (Passport, Drivers License, Student ID, Legal Alien Card, Birth Certificate).
  2. A PRINTED copy of your ticket as forwarded to you by Eventbrite.
  3. A signed Waiver & Agreement Form.
  1. Mock weapons to go with your soldier costume.
  2. Anything resembling a weapon of any kind. 
  3. A bad attitude - please leave that at home.
  4. Pets - unless required for safety, health or personal assistance reasons i.e. Seeing Eye Dog.
  5. Wheeled vehicles of any kind.  Wheelchairs are an exception of course.

Extremely safe.  We take all precautions to ensure the obstacles and scenes are safe.  However, as mentioned in the Waiver & Agreement Form there will be Inherent Risk associated with the event which you must acknowledge before taking place in the event.  We will have medical staff onsite should something happen, but we believe we have a very safe course and very safe obstacles.  Challenging, exhilarating and fun, but very safe.

Ummmm… really?  Is that really a question you need answered?  Of course…  You will find mud in parts that you never knew existed and be finding mud in other parts three days later when you are telling your co-workers about it at the water cooler…  “Oh this mud, its from….”

NOTE:  At our May 21 event we received feedback to have more mud next time....so that's what you are going to get.  More Mud. 

Your Start Time will be noted on main part of your ticket.  Note: we do not allow someone to change their start time on the day as slots are limited per wave.

Yes.  Anyone over the minimum age (13) is welcome.  It is a strenuous activity so we recommend you consider seriously whether you can do it based on level of fitness, age, health conditions etc before you register.  Make good and smart choices.

While not as hard as some, it might be harder than others.  Participants will have fun while also exerting themselves.  It is designed as more of a fun run than an ultimate challenge.  The experience will be unlike all other mud or obstacle runs because of the war-scene elements that are positioned throughout the run.

Yes.  There will be baisc showers (hose off area) at the Base Camp for washing off after the race is complete.  We still recommend you bringing a change of clothes though and yes there will be change rooms available too.

We MAY have mobile credit card machines onsite, but please, please, please plan on them NOT being there.  So we recommend you BRING CASH!

Yes of course you can.  Move through the mud and the war scenes at your own pace and move through the remainder of the course at your own pace too.  A lovely stroll covered in mud on a gorgeous day…why not.

Yes you can.  However, you might miss some of the recreated war scenes.  Some of these scenes will require a group of runners to congregate to create a better atmosphere for the scene.  For example, when we have you shuffled into a makeshift D’Day Beach Landing craft in preparation to land on the beaches of Normandy.  This scene will be much more effective when you are with a large group, we promise!!!  So we ask you to be patient as you wait for more Muddy Grunts to arrive and get ready for the charge!!!

Clothes.  Shoes.  Fancy dress costume.

Seriously though, wear comfortable clothing that allows movement.  For example, sports shirt and shorts or pants.  Maybe athletic undergear or pants that cover down over the knees (you will be crawling after all).  Wear reasonable running shoes, but ones that you are ok throwing away afterwards.  Bring gloves to protect your hands.  Wear anything really, especially anything that grabs the photographers attention.

NO, NO, NO!!!  Unfortunately we now live in a world we must say “no”.  Years ago we would have been able to allow people with toy guns to move through the course.  However, we live in a new era.  There will be specific people (actors) with replica rifles, etc., for the war scenes, but they will be ‘on station’ at the scenes for the event.  If a participant brings a toy gun, or replica gun to the event we will ask them to take it back to their vehicle and they will not be allowed to participate until they comply.  Security will also help them back to their vehicle if necessary.

Don’t wear items of clothing you don’t want to get muddy.   Your favorite suit, or favorite ball gown is a definite no no.  Please dress decent so as not to offend the other participants.

You don’t have to, but you will be missing out on a significant portion of what makes this run different and exciting.  However, we also understand that there may be those who simply don’t want to go through the scenes and that is totally up to them.

Yes.  The war scenes will have loud sound effects with explosions and gun fire to help us recreate some of the war events.  Please be aware we will be making the sound effects as real as possible.  If you have a sensitivity to these sound effects or (in all seriousness) suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or something similar) we recommend you consider and re-consider attending the event.

Well hopefully.  If it’s just you then that might be a little lame so bring friends...Build a Team!

Yes!  The 9:00am wave will be mixed.  All competitive 'Muddy Grunts' will line up in front with remaining non-competative 'Muddy Grunts' lined up behind.  
There WILL be a prize for the first, second and third place finishers.  Competative Muddy Grunts will not have to wait at the war scenes and will be able to run straight through to the finish line.

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