Mud on the Mountain | Saturday, May 9, 2015

Mud on the Mountain offers athletes a chance to get down and dirty atop the beautiful Laurel Highlands. The seven mile mud run course winds its way up, down and through some of the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania. This event will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Across more than seven miles of body-breaking terrain you will traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb your way over obstacles and claw your way up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish! After working to destroy your body, stick around for the Recovery Party in the Foggy Goggle, pamper yourself in the Trillium Spa and dine in one of the resort’s amazing restaurants or give sporting clays a shot for a little extra excitement!

CLICK HERE to Register for Mud on the Mountain


Packet pick-up will open on Friday, May 8 from 5 - 10 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9 at 6 a.m. in Festival Hall. Please remember to bring both an ID and a signed copy of your waiver with you. You can download a pdf of the waiver here. Please plan on arriving at least an hour before your wave.


Sperctator passes will be available for Mud on the Mountain at the Cortina chairlift..


We have parking for thousands of cars on the mountain. Help the environment, and help ease the congestion on the mountain, by riding with a friend. If you are staying with us on the mountain you will have reserved parking near the hotel.


No need to worry about where to stash your dry clothes or your camera while you are slogging though the toughest seven miles of your life. We will keep your stuff nice and dry in our bag check area, located in the Timberstone Room at the Skier Services Building.


To make sure you get the most out of your weekend including early registration Friday night and the Recovery Party, plan to spend the weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort!

Special room rates will start at $128 per night - room only plus tax. Call 866-437-1300 and ask for the Mud on the Mountain rate.


  1. Cat Tales – Climb Wagner Slope with the help of some rope but it won't be that easy because our snow guns will be on blowing water while you try to reach the summit.
  2. Worm Holes – Slithering through a dark wet tunnel might make you feel like a spelunker, just remember to crawl towards the light.
  3. Bond – Run down this trail in the shape of a 7. Named after our favorite super spy 007, James Bond.
  4. Cargo Net – Climb over this net that was salvaged from a real Pirate Ship.
  5. Sno-Way  – This very tricky jaunt will travel through a winter wonderland and just remember when you are running through the snow that it is actually May.
  6. Giant Hurdles – Get a good jump to make it over these giant obstacles made from oak trees.
  7. North Face Plant – Another obstacle to make you think about the upcoming ski season.
  8. Falling Wallers – Your arms will start to get a work out as you make your way over these leaning walls.
  9. Trout Line – A pond that has been filled with melting snow and 2 flimsy ropes, can there be a better obstacle? Current water temperature 46 degrees.
  10. Tired Out – Another arm workout, 3 in a row. Just pick a tire that fits you the best.
  11. Nail Biter – Pretend you are a climbing on a ledge 20 stories up, but actually you are 3 feet off the ground. But don't fall or you will get your shoes dirty. You will see all the colors of the rainbow after this biter.
  12. Giant Boulders – No giant boulders here. Just the name of the steep steep slope you are climbing up.
  13. Boulder Dash – Here are your giant boulders. Be careful traversing this granite obstacle.
  14. Tahoe Trot – Don't be afraid of the water because it is only thigh deep but it might get cold as you make your way through 70 yards of our version of Lake Tahoe.
  15. Clint's Hurdle – Named after our favorite skipper. Just remember what Clint always says, ”Every pitch is a game within a game. Don't take a pitch off.” This 8ft obstacle is that pitch within that game.
  16. Teeter – Welcome back to the playground except this time you can run up and down the teeter totter.
  17. Piggy Back – This is an optional obstacle. Find a partner and carry your partner the prescribed distance and then switch places.
  18. Speed Bump – A big giant wall of tires. Are you tired yet? You are at mile 5.5 so you have a little less than 2.5 miles left.
  19. Swamp Swaggle – Down in the valley where the green grass grows you will pull or push yourself through this mud pit covered by a fence.
  20. Hangover – back to the monkey bars on the playground but don't slip because you will get wet.
  21. Granite Scamper. – Over the creek through the woods but watch out for the small boulders and rocks. This isn't a very smooth scamper.
  22. Pole Land – “Over and Under”. Are you tired yet?
  23. Dunk Dunk Goose – probably the toughest mental challenge on the course. Going under the barrels in this spring fed lake. When you get out of the water you will feel like Einstein.
  24. Foggy Without the Google – Keep your head down and crawl through this foggy cave.
  25. Three Stooges – 8ft wall – some foam and a 12 ft wall....enough said.
  26. Cork Screw – Finally running downhill, but you are not done yet.
  27. Valley Mud Pit – Have you ever felt dirty?...Well you will be after this muddy chasm.
  28. Cheese Grater – The most popular obstacle. A giant slip and slide...If you don't feel like a kid after this obstacle there is something wrong with you.
  29. Sand Trap – Just a little limbo, how low can you go?
  30. Fireman Fred – Who doesn't want to get hit with water from a fire hose?
  31. Roller Derby – You did it, get over these rollers and get your medal you are a champion today.


After pushing your body to its limits, you will need to celebrate your accomplishments and unwind. Stick around after the event for the Recovery Party at the Foggy Goggle! Trade battle stories with your comrades, show off your battle wounds, and enjoy the cold beverages or the Recovery Buffet and live entertainment!

The Recovery Buffet is open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Foggy Goggle. The buffet is $21 per person and includes: fresh fruit, roasted and fresh vegetables, breads, assorted pastas, grilled chicken, assorted desserts and more!

Kids' Mud on the Mountain | Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kids, it's your turn to take on Mud on the Mountain and play in the mud without getting in trouble with your parents! The course is based upon the highly-popular grown-up Mud On The Mountain as it shares many of the same obstacles, some scaled down versions of classic obstacles, and some new fun features.

The race is split up into three heats, which are divided by age. Kids ages 8-9 will enjoy a .94 mile course with 13 obstacles. This course is designed so parents can watch their children and follow along the whole race. Tweens ages 10-12 will experience a 1.15 mile course with 14 obstacles that takes participants part way up the mountain and down ski slopes. Teens ages 13-17 have the chance to experience the mountain with many of the same obstacles as the adults do in a 3.5 mile course, the equivalent to a 5k. There are 21 obstacles. The teen course is designed to take participants up and down the mountain, over the water and through the woods. It is a perfect way to kick off your summer vacation!

CLICK HERE to Register for Kids' Mud on the Mountain

Seven Springs In the Community

Seven Springs is proud to be an economically vital and compassionate part of our community. We support out local charities that work to improve the quality of life for our neighbors and out communities.

Over the past three years, Seven Springs has supported and developed relationships throughout the local community, including Somerset, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties, as well as the Pittsburgh region. Seven Springs Mountain Resort supports many non-profit and civic organizations through considerable charitable and community efforts, specifically charitable giving, merchandise and ticket donations, and volunteer efforts.

Giving Back

Seven Springs directly participates in and supports a number of important initiatives. For instance, since 2006, the resort has contributed to 1,104 community organizations ranging from:

  • Toys For Tots
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The American Red Cross
  • Special Olympics
  • The Salvation Army
  • Samuel Hicks Memorial Fund
  • The Girl Scouts of Western PA
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Boarding for Breast Cancer
  • The Children's Home of Pittsburgh
  • Scholarship Programs
  • The Humane Society of Somerset County
  • The United Way of the Laurel Highlands
  • and Many More!

For more information please Click Here


For a complete list of frequently asked questions, click here.

Must be 18+ years of age


*Registration for Mud on the Mountain closes on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.


Printable Waiver Form >

Mud on the Mountain

Saturday, May 9, 2015

  • March 14 - May 6, 2015 | $85*

*Timed heat at 8 a.m. add $10

Child Care

Child care is available during the May 9 Mud on the Mountain event from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Child care is available for children walking age through age 5. Ask about sibling rates and if you need an earlier drop off time.

  • $13 per child per hour
  • $45 4 hours, per child
  • $60 8 hours, per child

Reservations are required. Please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7997.


Kids Ages 8-17


Kids' Mud on the Mountain

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Juniors (ages 8-9)

  • After May 1, 2015 | $45

Tweens (ages 10-12)

  • After May 1, 2015 | $50

Teens (ages 13-17)

  • After May 1, 2015 | $60

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