General Information

DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016

SITE: Lancaster Event Center (4100 N 84th St, Lincoln - View map)


The Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run is Nebraska’s ORIGINAL mud run!

The spectator friendly 3-mile course features music, obstacles, creek crossings, multiple mud pits and a giant slip-n-slide. The race also includes a tethered 3-person team division and a one-mile Mini Mud Run.

After the race, there will be multiple outdoor shower stations and a Green Sneakers station for runners to dump their dirty shoes. Green Sneakers is an organization that cleans and distributes shoes throughout the world to people in need. There will also be an After-Party that will include food, drinks, music and awards presentation. Participants are encouraged to hang out after the race and enjoy the party with friends, family and other runners.


Individual Runners

Male/Female 3-Mile
19 & Under | 20-29 Years | 30-39 Years | 40-49 Years
 | 50-59 Years | 60 & Over

Chip timing will be used.

Tethered Teams

Male/Female/Mixed 3-Mile

Each team will be given 16 feet of bungee cord in their packet to tie themselves together to make a chain of runners. Runner 1 tied to middle runner, middle runner tied to runner 1 and runner 3, runner 3 is tied to middle runner.

One bib number per team. Bib number must be worn by runner 1.

Chip timing will be used. Chip must be worn by runner 2.

Bungee cord is stretchable. But, if it breaks, team has to continue running together and cross the finish line holding hands.

DO NOT run 3-wide. Run in a line or a V. Make decisions together or follow the first runner’s lead, especially at the creek crossings and obstacles.

Mini-Mud Run

1-Mile fun run for families, children, or anyone who wants to run a mile in the mud! This event is not chip timed, but a clock will be at the finish line for runners to see their time. All Mini Mud Runners will receive a participation medal at the finish line.

Registration Details


$30 per participant ($90 per team) if registered by April 1
$35 per participant ($105 per team) if registered between April 2 and July 1

$40 per participant ($120 per team) if registered between July 2 and August 12

$50 per participant ($150 per team) if registered between Aug 13 and August 16

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16

Mini (1-Mile)

$20 per participant if registered by August 12
$25 per participant if registered between August 13 and August 19

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 19

 - Race will be capped at 2,500 participants, so early registration is encouraged.
 - Late entries WILL NOT be accepted.
 - On-site registration WILL NOT be available.

Timeline of Events

8 – 11 a.m.    Runner Check-In/Packet Pick-Up
8:50 a.m.       Pre-Race Announcements
9 a.m.            3-Mile Individuals
9:15 a.m.       3-Mile Teams
10 a.m.          Mini Mud Run
10:15 a.m.     3-Mile Awards

Note: Times subject to change. Check the website often to make sure you don't miss your heat!

Course Overview

Both courses include obstacles and mud pits, and the 3-mile course includes 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.

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.

Course maps will be posted here once available.

Runner Perks & Awards

Every participant will receive a Mud Run ‘16 shirt, along with other sponsor gifts in their athlete packet.

Runners 21 years and older will receive a FREE BEER provided by Zipline Brewing Co. at the After-Party.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in the following age groups for male and female individual runners: 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.

Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, August 18—EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Nebraska Sports Council office (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln, NE - View Map)

Friday, August 19—EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Nebraska Sports Council office (4903 N 57th St, Lincoln, NE - View Map)

Saturday, August 20
8 a.m.–11 a.m.

Check-in tent on-site at Lancaster Event Center (4100 N 84th St, Lincoln - View map)

Participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets during Thursday or Friday packet pick-up times if possible. This will alleviate congestion in the packet pick-up area on Saturday morning before the race.

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 pre-race announcements with the chip and bib number ready to run.

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 check-out list.

Bag drop will be available during race-day packet pick-up.

Costume Contest

A photo backdrop will be set up alongside the Check-In tent. Participants wishing to enter the Costume Contest must get their photo taken in front of the backdrop between 8 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.


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Contributing Partners:
5-City TV
Academy of Rock


Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Horak Chiropractic
JA Concrete
Jacobsen Fire Equipment
Lancaster County Emergency Management

Lincoln Fire & Rescue
Lincoln Plastics

Mapes Industries
Medical Reserve Corps

Midwest Medical Transport

Muhlbach Enterprises

Norland Pure

Precision Race Results

Spine & Sports Chiropractic

Street Team (Nebraska Lottery)


Tinius Plumbing

The Country Inn & Suites on
5353 N 27th St in Lincoln is
the official partner hotel
of Mud Run '16! Call
402-476-5353 and let
them know you are a
Mud Runner to receive
special room rates.