Mud Factor obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

Mud Factor is a Seriously Fun 5k Obstacle Run. It’s a Mud Run, not a race. So if you’re looking for a fun challenge in the mud, this run is for you!



Upcoming Mud Factor Events

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  • June 12, 2016
    Anchorage Alaska Mud Factor 2016
    Kincaid Park, Anchorage, AK, United States
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  • June 25, 2016
    Fort Smith Oklahoma Mud Factor 2016
    Ascot Park, Moffett, OK, United States
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  • July 16, 2016
    Michigan Mud Factor 2016
    Baja Acres, Millington, MI, United States
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Mud Factor Reviews

Average rating: 1.81 / 5 from 54 reviews.

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Mar 22, 2016 by Reynaldo Justo

The weakest of all ORC. It literally is a 25-40 minute course with minimal obstacles. Here's a link to all the obstacles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsO81KXp_k
(this video is being generous)

DJ is horrible. Music was horrible. Course was horrible. Vendors were horrible.


Waste of time

Jan 06, 2016 by Josh

The only concern they had was collecting money for parking, or walking on site, and selling merchandise. Zero volunteers on the course to steer runners, zero mud except for mulch in a box at the finish line and zero medical staff on site.

Don't bother running any event put on by Mud Factor - as they're just in it for the money and don't give a flying shit what OCR, mud runs or fun is all about unless you pay them.


Mud Factor sucks!

Aug 24, 2015 by Mud Factor
Event Name: All 

Mud Factor is a pile of dog shit, i'd give them minus 5 stars if i could. Don't mind the fact that they are easily one of the top 5 most attended events in the industry. They are by far the premier kids mud run event in the country, by numbers and actual event experience. They have celebrities running their events on prime time television, but I am sure that is all paid for... Please stay away from Mud Factor, they play songs with cus words in them and they don't even know what OCR stands for, total cock suckers. FUCK YOU MUD FACTOR:^)


Several People Severely Injured

Aug 23, 2015 by Richard S.
Event Name: Dayton Ohio Mud Factor 2015 

I'm advising you that there are better places to spend your money.

1. MudFactor will charge you $10 just to walk into the event, to cover those who choose to park off-site. You're going to pay regardless.

2. No food or drink of any kind is allowed through the gate, so bring extra cash to buy $4 bottles of water, which you had better do, because...

3. There will be (maybe) one water station over the entire course. The the water will be warm and you'll be allowed just one 4oz cup.

4. The course will not be a full 3.1 miles (5K). It has never been at any of the other venues and will likely be around 2.5 miles, if that.

5. The course will not be marshaled by volunteers, so if you end up on an obstacle not clearly marked as not being part of the course and end up injured, it will be your fault.

6. Even though the site information states otherwise, there will be no medical personnel on site and the course volunteers will likely not know emergency procedures. If you have an accident or become seriously injured on the course, your best hope will be the medical expertise of those running with you. Put a cell phone in a sandwich baggie and make sure someone in your group has it.

7. My wife was grievously injured at the Ohio event for the reasons stated above. She broke her back in five places, fractured her pelvis, and spent two days in the Trauma Unit of the hospital. The course organizer stopped about fifty yards away on an ATV, took pictures of my wife laying on the ground, screaming in pain, while the medic arrived from ten minutes away, but never approached or otherwise offered assistance. Instead, posts asking about my wife's disposition made on this page and the Eight51.Inc parent page have been wiped, in case you're wondering why there aren't any visitor posts before this event.

By dealing with this company, you are volunteering to let them take, with no accountability, everything you offer them, including your health and well-being. My wife was fortunate. It will take at least six months, but she will eventually recover. But she could just as easily have died.

MudFactor's amateurish and half hazard approach to the recreation of mud running is chronicled in a record that goes all the way back to 2012. Fortunately, it is something they cannot dismiss so easily as deleting a FB post, so please read and make an informed decision.

http://www.mudrunguide.com/organizers/mud-factor/


Aug 23, 2015 by Richard S
Event Name: Dayton Ohio Mud Factor 2015 

I'm advising you that there are better places to spend your money.

1. MudFactor will charge you $10 just to walk into the event, to cover those who choose to park off-site. You're going to pay regardless.

2. No food or drink of any kind is allowed through the gate, so bring extra cash to buy $4 bottles of water, which you had better do, because...

3. There will be (maybe) one water station over the entire course. The the water will be warm and you'll be allowed just one 4oz cup.

4. The course will not be a full 3.1 miles (5K). It has never been at any of the other venues and will likely be around 2.5 miles, if that.

5. The course will not be marshaled by volunteers, so if you end up on an obstacle not clearly marked as not being part of the course and end up injured, it will be your fault.

6. Even though the site information states otherwise, there will be no medical personnel on site and the course volunteers will likely not know emergency procedures. If you have an accident or become seriously injured on the course, your best hope will be the medical expertise of those running with you. Put a cell phone in a sandwich baggie and make sure someone in your group has it.

7. My wife was grievously injured at the Ohio event for the reasons stated above. She broke her back in five places, fractured her pelvis, and spent two days in the Trauma Unit of the hospital. The course organizer stopped about fifty yards away on an ATV, took pictures of my wife laying on the ground, screaming in pain, while the medic arrived from ten minutes away, but never approached or otherwise offered assistance. Instead, posts asking about my wife's disposition made on this page and the Eight51.Inc parent page have been wiped, in case you're wondering why there aren't any visitor posts before this event.

By dealing with this company, you are volunteering to let them take, with no accountability, everything you offer them, including your health and well-being. My wife was fortunate. It will take at least six months, but she will eventually recover. But she could just as easily have died.

MudFactor's amateurish and half hazard approach to the recreation of mud running is chronicled in a record that goes all the way back to 2012. Fortunately, it is something they cannot dismiss so easily as deleting a FB post, so please read and make an informed decision.

http://www.mudrunguide.com/organizers/mud-factor/


Aug 16, 2015 by Justin

Yesterday I ran my first Mud Factor in Fort Smith, AR with my son (6yo). I was a little nervous because the day before a friend told me to read the reviews. After reading all the negative reviews about quality and safety, I wasn't sure I had made the right choice. We ran it anyway, because we had already paid.
Yes, we had to pay for parking, but the line wasn't bad, and there was plenty room.
The obstacles were set up on a motocross track, and were pretty sturdy. There were plenty of mud holes, and a decent amount of obstacles. The kids course was on the track, and the adult course added a 1.5 mile loop through a hay field. The obstacles were the same for kids and adults. I've run several different courses, and I would say this is is pretty good course for beginners. It's not too challenging. My 6 year old completed every obstacle!
If you want a challenge, go somewhere else. If you are new to OCR or under 12 years old, this one is for you.


SHIT SHOW

Aug 12, 2015 by Kevin Jones

The stars don't go negative and the site if forcing me to give them at least 1 star. Poorly built obstacles of which there might have been 5 over only 2-1/2 miles. No mud except for a box at the finish line with watered down potting soil in it. $10 to park onsite but not enough parking for the number of tickets sold. People had to park down the street at other facilities and when they walked up to the venue, they were charged $10 to walk on. The waterslide of all things sent more people to the hospital than I've ever seen at an OCR event. No changing tents and the washoff station had less water coming out of it than if I were standing there pissing out of the hose. This event is a complete waste of time and money and a joke in the OCR world. It doesn't even qualify as a mud run.


Aug 10, 2015 by Wai

First two obstacles were out of service? I cannot understand how it was broken at the beginning of the run. Theere was no safety to any obstacles, there was a big log next to a balance bridge that people can potentially fall on and hit their head if they lost their balance. No safety belt or cushion to the rope wall that is at least 10feet tall. The only safety measure they provided was a waver to promise not to sue them.
I think I can enjoy the run more if I know I won't kill myself if I slip and fall.


Seriously Disappointed

Jul 13, 2015 by JRT

I'll echo every thing that has already been said (and I wish I would have seen this website before signing up). Very little mud, and when there was mud, it was basically just a pool of mud that you had to crawl though...not too exciting. The obstacles were really basic, and generally involved climbing a ladder up and then climbing another ladder down. It would have been nice to have at least one real wall that required a little team work to get over. That really cool slide they show on the website was a small ramp with a tarp on it, and a guy on top spraying it with a hose and dish soap. One of the obstacles was an inflatable bouncy thing that you had to run across. I'm not sure how that is even an obstacle.

Besides all that, there was no consideration for traffic management, so even through we got into the area before the parking lot even opened, we ended up stuck in traffic about a quarter mile from the race for almost an hour. I had to jump out of the car on an overpass with my 6 and 9 YOs and run to the park in order to get there before the kids race started. Everything was really expensive (fortunately we used a groupon for our entry), and worst of all...NO BEER GARDEN!

On the positive side, the medals are really cool and double as a beer opener. (would have been great to have some beers to try them out on.)

My kids did this race and had a pretty fun time, but they even commented on the lack of mud and the level of difficulty of the obstacles. To summarize, this was at best a good kids event. Maybe my expectations were too high. I did Tough Mudder previoiusly, and while I was looking for something a little less intense, and something I could do with the whole family, this was very poorly executed and not the least bit challenging.


Blog Review

Jul 09, 2015 by Brenda Tollefson

We ran the Oklahoma City Mud Factor. If you want a better perspective on the run you can read what I had to say about it here.
http://www.familytogo.net/#!Mud-Factor/c1kw6/559c2dfa0cf2f0c6e759f6a8


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 1.8 5.0 54 54 The weakest of all ORC. It literally is a 25-40 minute course with minimal obstacles. Here's a link to all the obstacles:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsO81KXp_k (this vid
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