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Dirt Runner is Chicago’s largest permanent mud run obstacle course sports venue. Through the season, we host day and night fun mud run events, obstacle course racing endurance, and training events that offer a unique experience to all levels of athletes and enthusiasts. You’ll get plenty of action in our courses and insane terrain with a total elevation change of over 1200 ft. Together we overcome the obstacles and conquer the challenges.
We offer music, activities like the ninja warrior wipe out, vendors and fun challenges throughout the festival fairground area. Our facility is spectator and family friendly. Our events are for ages 5+. We do have courses available to adults and kids. Have an escape adventurous weekend with your family and friends. Are you ready to conquer the challenge?

Check our EVENTS that are offered during the season. Come out to Dirt Runner, compete, play and make some great memories. Power comes in numbers. Invite your friends and o.c.r comrades. Join or create a team. Conquer the challenge as a group and enjoy a remarkable fitness experience. After the race, make a day of it with all the activities Dirt Runner offers at the main event area. We also open for birthday parties, team building, and family get together. Contact us to schedule a date.

The Dirt Runner courses will test beginners and top athletes – Run the course as many times as you want in the same day during our Training Day Events. Our year round events offer smaller crowds for any race and eliminate the waiting time to tackle any obstacle. All runners are free to set their own pace. Everybody can try any obstacle more than once during the race.

If you don’t want to run, we invite you to set up a picnic and enjoy the food, beer and music. We also allow pet parents to bring their K-9s on the trail during Training Days! Dirt Runner allows outside food and beverages, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own grills and make an all day picnic out of it. If you and your group want to camp at Dirt Runner fairgrounds and enjoy an action packed weekend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance.

Upcoming Dirt Runner Events

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  • August 26, 2018
    Columbia Ohio Dirt Runner D.R.X Games IX 2018
    Black Diamond Obstacle Course @ JCC, Bexley, OH, United States
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Jan 11, 2018 by Abel

More obstacles than miles. 60+ at that. Love the brutal way of Dirt Runner. OCR at it's finest. I call this home.


Jan 11, 2018 by Michelle

Dirt Runner is an excellent outdoor adventure venue for adults and kids. I've attended several of it's competitive obstacle course racing events. Definitely a one of a kind outdoor venue, and one of the most challenging OCR courses I've experienced! The Ninja Wipe Out and Buccaneer Swing are definitely a highlight to try. Dirt Runner never disappoints and is VERY reasonably priced. You can even arrange to have a relaxing weekend of camping with a group of friends or your kids!


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 5.0 5.0 2 2 More obstacles than miles. 60+ at that. Love the brutal way of Dirt Runner. OCR at it's finest. I call this home.