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DATE: Saturday, August 23, 2014

LOCATION: Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln (4100 N. 84th Street - View map)

"Come dressed in your finest attire to run over the river
and through the mud at the Nebraska Sports Council
Mud Run '14. Choose from the 3-Mile, 6-Mile or Mini (1-Mile)
Mud Run solo pursuit or tether yourself to two friends and
compete in the team 3-Mile or 6-Mile Worm Race."


Timeline of Events

(4100 N. 84th Street, Lincoln - View Map)

7:30 - 11 a.m. - Runner Check-in/Packet Pick-up/Costume Contest Photos
9:50 a.m.
 - Pre-race announcements
10 a.m.
 - Mini Mud Run Starts
10:30 a.m. - Start 3-Mile Individuals/After-Party Begins
11 a.m. - Start 3-Mile Teams
11:45 am - Start 6-Mile Individuals
11:50 a.m. - Start 6-Mile Teams

Noon - 3-Mile Awards Presentation
1 p.m. - 6-Mile Awards Presentation


Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, August 21—EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Scheels (2960 Pine Lake Rd, Lincoln, NE - View Map)

Friday, August 22—EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Scheels (
2960 Pine Lake Rd, Lincoln, NE - View Map)

Saturday, August 23
7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Lancaster Event Center, Pavilion 1

NOTE: We encourage participants to pick up their race packets during the Thursday and Friday packet pick-up times if possible. This will alleviate congestion in the packet pick-up area on Saturday morning before the race.

Runners are allowed to have their packets picked up by a friend, who will have to simply give the runner’s name and sign the pick-up list.

Participants that pick up their packets on Thursday or Friday DO NOT need to check-in the morning of the race. Simply arrive Saturday morning prior to the 9:50 pre-race announcements with your chip and bib number ready to run.

BAG DROP: Scheels will provide a bag drop service near check-in on race day, so participants will have a safe and secure place to stash their valuables while they run.


Course Overview

Course maps will be posted here when they are final.

Distances are not exact. Courses are approximately 6 miles, 3 miles and 1 mile.

All courses include obstacles and mud pits, and the 3-Mile and 6-Mile courses include creek crossings. These elements add to the event, but can cause congestion, so please be patient. Faster runners competing for medals should start near the front of their wave to avoid lines at the obstacles. Non-competitive runners--especially those caught by a runner or team from a subsequent wave--are advised to make way for faster and more competitive runners, especially at the obstacles. However, no cutting in line is allowed.

At the main mud pit, please DO NOT go down the slip-n-slide head first. The mud pit is not very deep and sliding down head first could result in serious injury.

All runners should review the course maps and be aware of obstacle and aid station locations.

Balance Beam Extreme
Trench Warfare
Great Escape
Irate Gates
Crazee Mazee

Tubes of Fun

The Swamp

Bum's Hill
Slimey Creek
The Quarry
The Forest
Rock Creek

All obstacles are designed to be fun. If, at any time, you are not comfortable with an obstacle, there are exit locations available for you to go around the obstacle. If you choose not to participate in an obstacle, you must wait on the other side until the person who was in front of you completes it. No cheating! This rule does not apply to creek crossings...creek crossings are mandatory. There are no other ways around the creeks.


General Info

Nebraska's original Mud Run has become a running tradition attracting participants from throughout the Midwest. The spectator friendly 3-Mile and 6-Mile courses feature music, obstacles, a creek crossing, and multiple mud pits. In addition to the 3-Mile and 6-Mile events the race includes a tethered 3-person team division and as always the Mini-Mud Run.

After the race, there will be multiple outdoor shower stations available for the racers to de-mud. After getting rid of all the mud, participants are welcome to dump your dirty shoes into multiple bins located near the showers. All the shoes left behind will be donated to Green Sneakers, an organization that distributes shoes throughout the world to people in need.

Post-race festivities - including food, drinks, music and awards - will be held in Pavilion 1. Participants are encouraged to hang out after the race and enjoy time with good friends, family and other runners.


Chip Timing

Chip timing will be used for the 3-Mile and 6-Mile participants. The Mini Mud Run will not be timed, so no chips are needed for mini runners. Participants will tie the chip into their shoe laces to make sure it does not get ripped off in the mud pits. For tethered teams, the chip needs to be attached to the middle runner.

There will be volunteers stationed near the finish line to retrieve the chips.


Runner Packets & Awards

Every participant will receive a Mud Run ‘14 shirt, along with other sponsor gifts in their athlete packet.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the following age groups in the individual run for Male 3-Mile, Male 6-Mile, Female 3-Mile and Female 6-Mile: 19 & under, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60 & over.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to each team member of the top three teams in the following divisions: Male, Female and Mixed.

All Mini Mud Runners will receive a participation medal after crossing the finish line.


Costume Contest

A photo backdrop will be set up outside Pavilion 1. Participants wishing to enter the Costume Contest should get their photo taken during runner check-in.

Photos will be taken from 7:30 a.m.–11 a.m.

Judges will review the photos and select the winners during the run. Winners will be announced and will receive a special prize at the awards ceremony during the After-Party. All participants are encouraged to show up in their best tasteful costume!

Costume contest photos are posted on the Mud Run Facebook page for participants to share with friends and family.



In the shadows of the finish line, the indoor After-Party will have food, beverages, a DJ and live music on the main stage. The awards ceremony will be held during the After-Party, so participants are encouraged to hang around, check results, collect their medals and cheer on their fellow Mud Runners while watching footage of the run on the big screens!



New Victorian Suites (225 N 50th St, Lincoln - View map) is offering special rates for Mud Run '14 participants! If you're traveling from out of town, and looking for a place to rest your head, call New Victorian Suites at (402) 464-4400 and mention Mud Run '14. Participants can book a king suite for $64.99 or a double queen for $74.99 the weekend of August 23.



Carpets Direct
Geist Plastics
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Green Sneakers
Lincoln Fire & Rescue
Mapes Industries
Midwest Medical Transport
Muhlbach Enterprises
Planet Earth Distilled Drinking Water
Precision Race Results
Spartan Race
Spine & Sports Chiropractic
Street Team (Nebraska Lottery)
Three Eagles Communications
Tinius Plumbing