Pig Trail Mud Run obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more
The Pig Trail Mud Run is located in the beautiful Ozarks on a course featuring extreme hills, underbrush, lots of trees, a stream bed and ponds with challenging obstacles you’ll have to navigate to complete this 5K race. (3.5 miles Obstacles: approx.) There is also a one-mile kids’ run. There will be five or six kid-challenging obstacles with plenty of mud, hills, and other fun.
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Pig Trail Mud Run Reviews
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A Fun, Local Mud Run
I enjoy supporting local, home-grown mud runs. The Pig Trail Mud Run was only 15 minutes from my house and supports the benevolent work of the Springdale, AR Rotary Club.
- Great weather!
- Close parking ($5). Easy registration and (free) bag check.
- Scenic course - woods, fields and streams
- Fun obstacles - zip lines, rope swing across creek, creek crawl, slip-n-slide
- Difficult obstacles - the triple, inverted wall climb was tough but awesome
- Loved the monkey bars with the ring option
- Free hot dogs, hamburgers and all-the-beer-you-wanted after the race (but they ran out of condiments). They also had bananas, raisins, Powerade, water, etc.
- Decent medals and t-shirts
- Sufficient water stations, though it was cool, cloudy and humid
- No clocks for comparing times -- not a big deal.
- Waves were too large creating long waits at obstacles. There were only 3 waves at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00. Very strange. It would have been much better with smaller waves every :30. The wait at the zip line and innertube crawl was over 15 minutes each if you were not at the front of the pack.
- Some obstacles were not maintained - the innertube crawl had fallen apart after the first wave and the 'string and chicken wire crawl through the mud' had fallen apart after the first wave.
- No lifeguards. Several obstacles involved water. Though not too deep, there is always risk, especially when the visibility in the water is zero.
- Dangerous obstacles. The Fireman's pole only had padding under one side of the pole. I saw a girl slide down hard onto the ground. The Balance beam was fun but the drop was over six feet into a dry creek with rocks. The landing area at the zipline had volunteers helping, but it could have been safer. I saw an elderly volunteer gentleman fall down the embankment.
Overall it was fun, but there is room for improvement, especially regarding safety and wait times.
I will do the race again to encourage friends to get into OCR.