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

Muddiest. Challenge. Ever.

Dreamt up by the wonderfully insane Crazy Canucks team, Mud Hero is the ultimate place to scale new summits. Conquer your fear of muck, madness and mayhem and embrace your love of friends, fitness and fun. Crush your inner wimp as you crank your adrenaline to push yourself and your fellow Heroes to the finish (without spilling over laughing). Then celebrate your achievement with other mud-lovers and spectators at the post-race Mud Bash featuring a BBQ, bevies, live music and more. If you’re mad about mud, this is your run.

Upcoming Mud Hero Events

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  • June 02, 2018
    Ottawa Canada Mud Hero 6K 2018
    Commando Paintball, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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  • June 03, 2018
    Ottawa Canada Mud Hero 6K 2018
    Commando Paintball, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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  • June 03, 2018
    Ottawa Canada Mud Hero Ultra 10K 2018
    Commando Paintball, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Mud Hero Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 4.88 / 5 from 16 reviews.

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Fun vs Danger

Jun 06, 2016 by Victoria

We have done this event a few times as well as other "mud runs" and I was very disappointing at how the torrent of mud was handled in terms of runner safety. We all know the risks of running a course like this. You will get dinged up and scraped and everyone accepts that. But with the heavy rain and HEAVILY used course the endless slipping was treacherous, not fun. We ended up walking it and believe me the comments from the other runners that passed us were not positive. We saw so many runners go down painfully, or lag in exhaustion just from slogging through heavy slippery mud in places where the course was supposed to be fairly clear. The hill climbs were just plain dangerous. So many people opted to walk around them. Compared to other years where we saw many volunteers lining the course and at most of the obstacles it seemed that, on this dangerously slippery day, they were few and far between. At one point Adam, the co-founder, was out trying to tape off an alternate route around one of the hill climbs because it was TOO DANGEROUS to tackle....unfortunately the alternate route was through prickly bushes, up a smaller slippery slope and along a 12" wide ridge that after 7 people walked along it was as slick as the hill itself.
I hate to say it, because i know a mud race is supposed to be hard and a little tricky and dirty---I even love that aspect of it--.... but Sundays run was just plain dangerous.
People do these runs for fun (for the most part).... and Sunday wasn't fun. Sorry.

next year, if it rains that hard again here is a little hint for the staff ........Drainage trenches!!!!!! Heck you can do it with a stick. And please...PLEASE, have at least one staff near each hill climb and obstacle. Some of the people who got hurt were just sitting there waiting for someone to track down a staff member. That's not ok.
We will be running again next year, rain or shine but we are seriously hoping the staff learned a few lessons this time around.

So much fun

Jun 10, 2015 by Denise Wright

Fabulous day. Did it as a mother-daughter bonding event. Wasn't sure what I was getting into and it definitely made me come out of my comfort zone. Couldn't help but enjoy every minute. Very well organized and many details were attended to. Definitely a "Do-Again" :)

Amazing OCR!!

Feb 04, 2015 by Mike Maher

From start to finish and everything in between the Mud Hero is a class event. The social media information is awesome and the staff are helpful and answer any questions you have. The event itself is so much fun and as challenging as you want. It has become a family event for me as my wife comes out (2015 is her first year to compete) and we bring our young daughter and son to show them how important fitness and fun is. The event itself is run smoothly and any issues are handled immediately by the operators. The course is great with more mud than I have ever seen, great sponsors and tents, awesome food, music and some of the best, local craft beer. The atmosphere is fun, and a little competitive, with the idea of having the best possible experience, getting dirty, working your butt off, and doing it all with a lot of friends. The mud is unreal and lives up to its name. The charity work that MH does with the shoe donation is great and a very worthy cause (bring flip flops or other footwear for after). When I had questions, one of the owners got back to me immediately. You won't get that anywhere else. Customer service and the experience are their big features. Get into this event...I am coming back early from vacation so I don't miss it!!

Jan 20, 2015 by Em

Awesome event! It was the perfect blend of challenges for any athletic ability. From the moment we parked our car, to picking up our bibs, to cleaning up afterwards, the MudHero team paid attention to every last detail. I can't wait to have my family and friends join me for the 2015 event!

Jan 13, 2015 by Kristen

Amazing event run by an amazing and well organized group. Can not say enough good things about how this event is ran. Always a blast to partake in with great obstacles and loads of fun. Very safe and enjoyable. Looking forward to future MudHero events.

Jan 13, 2015 by Chris Zimmermann

This race is the best in its class! I have done others like Warrior Dash but Mud Hero wins hands down. The event is busy, but not over crowded, you won't feel like they are just trying to push you through and get you out. All obstacles are built well and you can feel safe making your way through them.

Jan 08, 2015 by Kim

The race was an awesome time. It was very well organized and I couldn't have asked for a better time! The obstacles were very challenging and extra muddy! I look forward to signing up in the future!

Jan 07, 2015 by Michael W

This was my first mud run and I couldn't have asked for a better event! Both the length of the run and the moderate challenge of the obstacles made the event perfect for groups with varied athletic ability. The waterslide was my favourite. Well organized event with lots of parking, easy to register with short line ups, and a clearly marked course. The good food, cold beer and music made for a great chance to chill out with friends after the run. The staff at Mud Hero were all really friendly. I will definitely be participating in Mud Hero 2015.

Jan 07, 2015 by Matt black

Mudhero in Albion hills was a great event. Well organized and fun for various levels of runners, you could go full out for a challenge or leasure jog and enjoy obstacles as you go. DJ before and live band after provided able entertainment. Be sure to bring extra shoes and clothes, youll get a good dose of mud! Good facilities and lots of helpful volunteers and workers at event, the swag and cold beer after a definite plus!

Cant wait to try the downtown event in may this year

Thank you Crazy Canucks!

Jan 06, 2015 by Alex F

I’ve been a mud hero for 3 years running and this event has quickly become a favourite course of mine. It’s fun yet challenging and designed for all levels. The course is a great mix of terrain, trains and endless mud pits. From the organizers to the volunteers everyone gives it their all and the energy is insanely positive. Everyone is there for the same purpose…to have fun! Celebrating the race with great music, people, food and drinks is just an added bonus and the best part…..this race is purely Canadian. #EH

Step outside your comfort level & get Dirty this summer!

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 4.9 5.0 16 16 We have done this event a few times as well as other "mud runs" and I was very disappointing at how the torrent of mud was handled in terms of runner safety. We all know the risks