Big Dog Brag obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

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THE COLORADO MUD RUN….BIGDOGBRAG is a community wide family-friendly event. The 5k obstacle course with 26 obstacles and 15 mud pits is designed for thrill seekers and mudslingers 12 and up! We also have a 2k Little DOG FUN obstacle course with 15 obstacles which is perfect for families with kids 5 and up who want more FUN than RUN…or for bigger kids who just aren’t ready for the BIG DOG 5K. Adults that are signed up for the 5k have FREE ACCESS to the 2k course with their kids that are signed up!  Both courses have more obstacles and mud than any other race around…you'll experience really muddy mud pits, epic slides, cargo net climbs, tarzan swings, canyon traverses,  rope climbs out of canyons and a day of making memories with family, ,co-workers and friends! Race to the finish line or soak up each challenge at your own pace. Do it your way Colorado!!! But whatever you do, make June 3 or June 24 the Saturdays to beat this summer!

Not only will you have a great time at the BIGDOGBRAG, but you will be supporting 2 local charities…NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness with funds directed at the Ending the Silence Campaign preventing teen suicide) and VETERANS OVERCOMING OBSTACLES supporting vets in Colorado Springs and Pueblo! 

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Big Dog Brag Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 5 / 5 from 9 reviews.

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This race was so much fun! I had a great time interacting with the community, and meeting the different vendors. Getting muddy, and making some good memories might have been my favorite part. These guys do a fun setup that's different from other races I've been to, and I'll definitely be back this year.


If you're only going to do one...BIGDOGBRAG is the one to do!

Big Dog Brag was the first ever mud run I attended. I had signed up as a group but everyone bailed on me at the last minute so I had to run alone. I was sleep deprived and stressed out and a little scared! When I got there all of the staff/volunteers were very helpful directing me to where I needed to pick up my packet and what to expect. Every staff member or volunteer at each obstacle were extremely helpful and nice and cheered me on, making me feel more confident. At the end of the race, I felt great, like I really accomplished something! The after party was a lot of fun as well. It was really the best combination of mud and obstacles compared to the other races I've been to and everyone involved was so extremely nice. Best customer service and response time out of ANY race I did last year by far (out of 20 total). I had so much fun at BDB that it inspired me to sign up for those other races. But if you're going to do only one, BIGDOGBRAG is the one to do!


The B E S T and funnest!

May 05, 2017 by Shawn McCorkle

I have done this run the past three years and it is always fun, well attended, and challenging in the best ways! The event is well organized and friendly and each year we bring more and more people to join us in the mud fun!
The organizers of the run are always present and some of the best folks you'll ever meet!


Big Dog

Mar 31, 2017 by Anne Cutter

Best mud run in the state. The course is way more fun then the other ones and a lot more obstacles. I love that it is a "local" run and the people who put it on actually live here!


Feb 27, 2017 by Misty

The BIGDOGBRAG is a great, interesting obstacle course with really unusual obstacles that I haven't seen in other obstacle races. The setting is really nice with a view of Pikes Peak in the background and there are climbs out of canyons on ropes and cargo nets! After you run the 5k, they let you run the 2k with your younger kids who are registered for free....it's plenty challenging but an awesome experience to do with the whole family too!


Great Race!

Aug 18, 2015 by Mark Edwards

This race was great. They mixed a good terrain with obstacles and it was an awesome local OCR. No emphasis on competition and the organizers were very friendly and motivating. Obstacles aren't the toughest out there, but the mix of obstacles and running was perfect. This is an OCR all about fun and the organizers and volunteers do an awesome job conveying that message.


Jul 08, 2015 by Robert Morris

A friend of mine, my daughter, and I, have done the Big Dog Brag every year since it first started in Colorado Springs. That should speak for itself as a review, we wouldn't do it, if it wasn't so awesome! There is lots of mud, lots of smiling, and lots of fun obstacles. We will definitely do it again in Colorado Springs next year! :)


Aug 02, 2014 by Alejandra

Just did the BDB CS today and I must say I was really impressed. While, the obstacles aren't as challenging as other OCRs, it was still very enjoyable. The volunteers/staff were awesome. They helped to facilitate a very friendly and fun atmosphere that resonated throughout the waves of runners on and off the course. I especially loved how they utilized the venue and built many obstacles into the hill sides. I also really like the fact that this is a locally run race that directly benefits the community by promoting their many local sponsors.

I will definitely be back next year and I would recommend this to beginning and experienced OCR runners alike.


Aug 02, 2013 by rian taylor

we did the big dog brag last year and are signed up for tomorrow, we love it! its great for the whole family! and still a challenge!


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 5.0 5.0 9 9 This race was so much fun! I had a great time interacting with the community, and meeting the different vendors. Getting muddy, and making some good memories might have been my fav