CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE! You pick how you want to enter the race.
1. Timed Individual – Recommended for competitive runners who want to see if they can be the fastest individual through the course! You will take off by yourself and be timed.
2. Team of 4 – Your team captain will register all 4 team members and choose the competitive level best for ALL your team. Teams are timed and will start and finish together.
3. Untimed Individuals – You will take off with a group of individuals, and it is your choice if you want to stay with friends or run alone! This is a great way for a group of friends to run together and register individually. This is not recommended for competitive runners and you will not be timed.
What is the Mad Mountain Mud Run?
Our objectives are clear (unlike mud): create a fun and challenging event to draw mud-loving runners of all abilities to our area. We have a range of competitive levels in our race, so you choose if you are “in it to win it” or happy to laugh & crawl your way through our approximately 3-mile obstacle course. Our course will take you through trails and trees, up hills (and down too), in water, and over many obstacles. And yes, there will be mud!
Best of all, 100% of the proceeds from this awesome event go to Hands On! Children’s Museum in Downtown Hendersonville. Hands On! is a501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides children and families with “hands on” educational exhibits and science programs that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.
Prizes will be given out to the fastest individual and the fastest teams (male, female & co-ed) along with team costume contests and team name.
Family members, friends and other people not interested in competing in the race challenge are invited to the site for the day to cheer on their muddy loved ones and enjoy a festival atmosphere with food, beverages, live music, and some fun challenges of their own. PLEASE NOTE: No pets will be allowed at this event.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Participants ages 12 and over are welcome!! We have had many families participate in the Nitty-Gritty Mud Lovers & Murky Mud Mates Category. All participants will receive a complimentary beverage upon completion of the race, but only those showing ID and 21 & older will receive a Muddy Beer.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Please carpool! We will have free parking available for participants, and you will walk through the registration line from there.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you need to make team changes prior to May 1st, you just log back into your account to do so. If you need to make substitutions on or after May 1st, you will do that the day of the event. T-shirts are ordered on May 1st and no t-shirt size substitutions will be available.
Do I have to bring any paperwork for the event?
YES. You will be emailed a waiver prior to the event, and every participant must bring a signed copy of the liability waiver. Participants under 18 must have a guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.
What is the refund policy?
There is no refund for this event. Thank you for supporting Hendersonville’s children’s museum with your registration fees. If you are not able to participate after registering, please know you are appreciated for your donation or give your team’s registration to another team & make the appropriate registration changes. Rain will help us make mud for the event, so that won’t stop us!! If dangerous conditions occur due to lightning or catastrophic circumstances that we are not able to manage, you will receive a tax receipt for your donation.