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Chino Mudder...

  • Running: 5K Run
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Old Home Manor
2125 Old Home Manor Drive
Chino Valley


THE Chino Mudder is a, 5K adventure run with more than 20 fun and unique obstacles to challenge the body and spirit of all fitness levels from ages 5 and up.

All proceeds benefit the expansion of carefully considered parks’ facilities and recreation programs.


Event details and schedule


What is the Chino Mudder?

The Chino Mudder is a 5k (3.1 mile +/-) run over cross-country terrain. Along the way there are 20 military-like obstacles to overcome and maneuver and lots and lots of mud.

I've never run a mud run, what makes it different from a regular 5k?

A LOT! More people running over cross country and professionally built obstacles and multiple mud pits to run, crawl and jump through. Expect to get muddy (over and over again)!

What kind of obstacles will there be?

There are combinations of man-made and natural obstacles. Man-made obstacles are built by master-craftsman and include jump walls of varying height, tires to step through, ramps to climb up and over, cargo nets to climb and…wait…we can’t tell you everything. Oh, we will mention there’s mud.

What happens if it rains or there is a storm?

Public safety is our first concern. If it rains, the race will continue. It just makes for more mud anyway! If there is lightning present, we will postpone each wave until the lightning passes and is a safe distance from the venue.

Can a refund be issued if I am unable to attend?

No. We do not issue refunds as spots are reserved.  If you would like to transfer your entry to another participant, you may do so by visiting our registration site.

When should I arrive on race day?

Gates open at 7:00 am.  Please arrive at least one to one 1/2 hours prior to your wave time.  This will allow you to find a parking spot.  Get checked in, hydrate, stretch, and be ready at the start line.   If you miss your scheduled wave time you will have to wait until the next available wave time releases.

If I want to change my wave time the day of the event or miss my scheduled wave time what happens?

Please be sure of the wave time that you would like to participate in. If, for some reason, you are not able to make that wave time or miss your scheduled wave time, you will be allowed to race. However, you will have to wait until the next available wave.  In the case of a sold out event and you missed your wave time you registered for, you will not be able to run.

Can I change my wave time prior to the day of the race?

Yes.  However, you will only be able to transfer to another wave time that is not sold out.  You can visit your registration confirmation email for information on how to change details about your registration or wave time

Can I run barefoot?

We do not recommend it. If you chose to run barefoot you accept any and all additional dangers that you could encounter from doing so.  If you are concerned that you may lose your shoes in the mud, we recommend taping your shoes with Duct Tape (or equal) prior to the race.  A Duct Tape Station on the day of the event.

How long will it take to complete the course?

Your pace and athletic level will determine the amount of time it takes you to complete the course.   For the average participant, you can expect that it will take one to one and 1/2 hours or more.    

Do I have to know how to swim in order to participate?

No swimming is required. The mud pits are only a couple of feet deep and easy to wade through.

What if I can’t complete an obstacle or I don’t have the ‘courage’?

The Chino Mudder is about having fun and teamwork! If you need help on an obstacle, other participants or your team members can help! If you feel you need to skip an obstacle for any reason, please do so. Your safety is our main concern.

Will there be showers or place to clean up?

Whatever doesn’t wash off during any water encounters you may have, you can take care of at our open rinse stations. We encourage bringing a clean change of clothes and a towel, which you can store at our bag check area. 


Will there be water stations?

There will be water at the finish line.  We also have hydration stations setup at our 2 First Aid Stations where you can hydrate with water.  Don’t over-do it as it can cause muscle cramping.  

Will there be first aid stations?

We will have volenteer aid stations with 1st aid kits onsite. There will be volunteers at each obstacles who can contact emergency personnel in the event of an emergency. For minor injury assessments, we will have a first aid personnel near the finish to help you attend to your needs.

Will there be a place for personal belongings?

There will be a bag check to store personal items. The cost is $3 and 100% of the proceeds will go to a local, non-profit organization who will be operating the station.

Are the events timed?

No. This mud race is classified as a “challenge course” designed for individuals, teams, and families who want to participate in a fun run.   Hence, participants will not be timed.

Can I wear a Costume?

Absolutely!!! We encourage people to dress dress up for every wave...however this year we have created a specific wave dedicated to costumes!!  The top 3 creative costume(s) (individual or team) will receive a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon.  We encourage you to get as creative as you want. Just make sure the costume does not impair your vision, prevent you from breathing normally, or can potentially make you trip or get snagged on an obstacle. Nudity of any kind is prohibited.

How much does it cost for parking?

Parking is free.  There should be adequate parking available, but is recommended you arrive as early as possible to minimize the walk time to the starting line. Pleas carpool to help save fuel, and space in our parking lots.

What is included with registration?

With your paid registration, you will receive the following:

Official Chino Mudder tee-shirt, official water bottle with Chino Mudder logo, colored wrist band for your assigned Wave, a free MUD bath...and memories that will last a lifetime!

What charity will be benefiting from this event?

Many, local non-profit organizations that will be operating facilities like rinse stations, Duct Tape stations, and bag check areas. All proceeds from registration will benefit the expansion of carefully considered parks’ facilities and recreation programs for the Town of Chino Valley, AZ.

Is there a minimum age for this race?

Youth from 5 years old to 12 years old can participate if running with a parental guardian. Youth from 13 on may run alone with the signed consent of his/her parental guardian.

Can I bring alcohol?

No. You are not allowed to bring alcohol or any other illegal substance on the event property.

Can I bring my dog on the mud run course?

Due to liability reason, no dogs, pets or animals of any kind are allowed on the mud run course before, during or after the event.  All spectators must keep pets on a leash at ALL TIMES.  You will be responsible for cleaning up after your pet.

Explanation of waves...

8:00 AM: Competitive Wave (ribbon award):
This wave will be dedicated to competitive athletes, although all levels/teams can sign up for any wave. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be handed out at the end of this wave.

8:30 AM: 1st Open Wave
This wave is dedicated to any and all participants/teams.

9:00 AM: Family Wave
This wave is dedicated to families and children. Individuals/teams can sign up for this wave but please be aware you may be running next to small children and/or non-competitive groups.

9:30 AM: 2nd Open Wave
This wave is dedicated to any and all participants/teams.

10:00 AM: 3rd Open Wave
This wave is dedicated to any and all participants/teams.

10:30 AM: Family Wave
This wave is dedicated to families and children. Individuals/teams can sign up for this wave but please be aware you may be running next to small children and/or non-competitive groups.

11:00 AM: Costume Wave (singles and group- ribbon award)
Teams & Individuals encouraged to come in their most outrages (but safe) costumes!!! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons will be handed out to the most creative and fun individuals and/or teams (not based on time).
11:30 AM: Police & Fire Fighter Competition Wave (ribbon award)
This wave is dedicated to our amazing first responders in the Town of Chino Valley. This is a competitive wave between the Chino Valley Police Department and the Chino Valley Fire Department to see who is the best of the best when it comes to running in the MUD!!!

12:00 PM: 4th & Final Open Wave
The final wave of the day…dedicated to any and all participants/teams.

Can’t wait to see you there!!!

Other Info

• 2017 race registration is open.

Registration Information.

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