Mississippi Mud Run Information:
The Mississippi Mud Run
consists of approximately four miles of Mississippi River Valley terrain and various natural and man-made obstacles. Participants will be in and out of Mississippi River Mud, through at least one memorable backwater slough, over and under brush, trees, and logs, and through the floodplain trail. Man-made obstacles will include whatever we can dream up, but you can expect things built from logs, large and huge tires, rope, round bales, concrete culverts, flatbed trailer(s), and salvaged vehicles. This run offers a challenge to warrior folk and tough guys and gals looking to put themselves to the test or beat their friends to the finish. It’s also completely cool if you’re not so much with the competition and just want to have some fun at a more leisurely pace. Teams and costumes are encouraged!When and Where:
This year's event will be held on September 17th on St. Feriole Island, located in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Race day registration
will open at 7:00 a.m.
The 1-mile Kids' Race
will start at 8:45 a.m.
The Full Course
will start at 9:30 a.m.
Please read the Mississippi Mud Run Rules
, and if you have questions take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions list
, or post a question on our Facebook page
. Don't forget to have a look at the Google Map of the course
Registration Cost: The cost to register will be $45 through August 31. Beginning September 1st the price will be $55. To guarantee a T- shirt on the day of the event, registrations must be made before September 1st.
Kids' Race Details: Kids' Race is for children age 11 or under. The cost to register for the Kids' Race is $10. The Kids' Race is approximately a 1-mile section of the Full Course and then loops back to the starting line. It will include mud and some fun and challenging obstacles. Parents are encouraged to accompany their kids on the course. Parents do not need to pay extra or be participating in the Full Course in order to run the short course with their children. Kids' Race prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for boys and girls. Prizes for the Kids' Race will be awarded immediately upon completion of all participants.
Kids on the Full Course:
Kids of any age can register for and run the Full Course race. It is recommended that any kid, under the age of 11
, have a parent or guardian accompany them throughout the race. The parent or guardian must also be a paying participant in theFull Course race. Anyone under the age of 18 on race day will need a parent or legal guardian to sign his or her participant wavier.
Participants with Intellectual Disabilities: The Mississippi Mud Run is excited to offer a division for people with intellectual disabilities. The entry fee for participants with an intellectual disability is $25. The participant can choose to run either the Full or Short Course and may bring an assistant to run with them. There is no registration fee for assistants, but they must sign a waiver; event t-shirts will be available to them for $8 if they register before the shirt deadline of September 1st. Contact Race Director Lorie Floyd at 608-412-2974 for questions.
All participants need to register individually. If you are part of a team, please make sure all team members register and place the same Team Name in the Team Name box on the registration form. If racing as an individual, the Team Name box should be left blank. Please note, if you are part of a team, the time of the last team member to cross the finish line will be recorded as the team's finish time.
Registration Options: If you prefer, download and print a registration form then mail it in or drop it off at City Hall, 214 E. Blackhawk Ave., Prairie du Chien. You can also register in person or drop off payment for an online registration at City Hall as well.
Early Bag Pick-up: If you would like to pick up your bag and get your bib early, we will be at the ball field concession stand from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Night before the race. If you are coming alone to the bag pick-up with the intention of getting your whole team's bags, you will need to have their signed waivers with you or no bags! If you need to arrange bag pick-up later in the evening, call Julie at 608-306-0499.
Awards: Awards and prizes will be presented at the baseball field concession stand (Mud Run HQ) after the last runner crosses the finish line. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place overall for both male and female divisions. Prizes will be given for best team name, best team costume, and best individual costume. Medals will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place for all age divisions.
Key Check Service: At registration time the morning of the race, if you would like us to hold your car keys, just fill out a tag with your name and bib number and leave them with us. We will keep them safe, dry, and mud free while you race! We encourage you to lock your other valuables in your car, if you drove to the race.