I did the event last year, will this be different?

After the event in 2012, we heard you wanted MORE MUD, and more mud it will be. Plus, look for more obstacles, and more challenges to the obstacles. Expect the best of both events, plus a few new surprises!

What should I wear during the event?

Since you will get wet several times during the event, a dry wicking fabric such as Under Armor will give you the most comfort.

What kind of shoe should I wear?

A running type shoe with a good tread will help you in the mud. Your shoes will get muddy, so if you wear a pair that can be washed, it will make clean up easier for you. No football or golf-style cleats may be worn.

Can I wear gloves?

Yes. Most people find a cheap pair of wide-receiver style gloves can be very helpful with the climbing portions of obstacles.

I’m really short. Will I be able to do the obstacles?

People should plan on working together to complete many of the obstacles. “Vertically challenged” people should be fine. In fact, shorter people may be at an advantage on some obstacles.

I’ve notice there are some water crossing and I can’t swim. Will I still be able to do them?

Only one obstacle has water deep enough that it MAY require swimming. We will have personal floatation devices that can be used there if a competitor feels that they need it. There will be certified lifeguards on duty at all water locations.

Can I go around obstacles that I can’t do?

Yes, you can. Remember though that part of the fun of doing an event like this is conquering your fears and doing things that you didn’t know you could do.

Is this a race?

For most the challenge is finishing, not winning, for those that think they have to be the first across the finish line we have set up a special timed heat just for you. Simply sign-up for the 8 a.m. time slot. We are even going to have some prizes for the first people to slide across the finish line.

What kind of swag is there?

Competitors will get a great tech shirt when they register and a Mud on the Mountain finisher’s medal when they complete the course.

Is there an after party?

Yes! You will want to make sure you stick around for the after party in the Foggy Goggle. Your race bib comes with a free coupon for a beverage there, plus we plan on having bands all afternoon.

Where should I stay the night before the event?

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is offering some great packages that will allow you make the course-side hotel your base camp for the weekend. Contact the resort at 866-437-1300 for detail on the packages, or click here

My spouse and I want to do the event together. Is there child care available?

Yes, we have both part and full day childcare available. Please call 800.452.2223, ext.7781 for more information.

What do I need to bring with me to registration?

You need to bring an ID with you, you should also bring a signed copy of the waiver. You can download the waiver here, or you can pick one up in the registration area. www.mudonthemountain.com/waiver.pdf

Are you a member of the media and want to cover Mud on the Mountain?

Members of the news media are welcome to attend this event. Please contact Katie Buchan, Communications Manager, at (814) 352-2065 or kbuchan@7springs.com to obtain the necessary press credentials or arrange an interview. Professional photography intended for resale MUST be approved by Seven Springs Mountain Resort before the event. Please contact Katie to make such requests.

Is there a place that I can get rid of the mud after I finish?

Yes, we will have a place near the finish line where you can hose off. While the facilities are basic, they are sure to help you from looking like a mud monster all day.

Can I get a refund? I thought I would be able to do the event but I have changed my mind.

A refund of registration fees is not possible at this time. If you would like to transfer your bib to someone else you can do by logging back into the registration site at Active.com. A token transfer fee will apply.