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We created Survivor Mud Run to test your ability to run, climb, jump, crawl, & muscle your way through the most extreme 5k Mud Run Created! As a Survivor you will have to conquer whatever obstacles get in your way and test your all around toughness, strength, stamina, fitness, and mental determination. Upon your victory you will have earned your place in the Survivor world. Then you can celebrate with friends, food, music, beer*, and a muddy fist in the air!

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Survivor Mud Run Reviews

Average rating: 3.1 / 5 from 10 reviews.

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Poorly Planned and Executed

Jun 11, 2016 by Chase

Let me start with the good:
- The runners were all fun
- The venue was stunningly beautiful
- Some of the obstacles were kind of fun
- A cold water shower was available at the end

The bad:
-Everything, and I mean literally everything, was either not thought through or poorly planned
- The line for registration was 2x the length of the race common area as was very slow.
- Instead of helping with registrations or the bag checks (both of which had long lines with people missing their heats), the event organizers would get on the DJ's loudspeaker telling people to buy merchandise
- The course was poorly planned with people getting in huge lines for obstacles... Like literally 3-4 heats of people waiting on line for 4-5 of the obstacles. People ended up skipping parts of the course because nobody wanted to wait 10-20+ minutes for an obstacle that would last 60 seconds.
- The walls were dangerous. The main climbing wall as an example used the wrong kind of rope so your means up and down was this slick rope that had zero grip. I gripped it with everything I had (and I can climb ropes no problem) and I slid down the line like it was nothing.
- And for those like like their race schwag: the 'Survivor water bottle' they say is a race reward is a literal disposable spring water bottle like you would get from a grocery store.
- Most obstacles either lacked volunteers to watch over or the volunteers weren't differentiating themselves from the runners... So if you got hurt or had a problem, perception was that you were SOL

I've run a ton of these events and it would not have been hard for Survivor to hit the ball out of the park here... But they fell REALLY short


Organizers Don't Care

Jun 11, 2016 by Chase

Let me start with the good:
- The runners were all fun
- The venue was stunningly beautiful
- Some of the obstacles were kind of fun
- A cold water shower was available at the end

The bad:
-Everything, and I mean literally everything, was either not thought through or poorly planned
- The line for registration was 2x the length of the race common area as was very slow.
- Instead of helping with registrations or the bag checks (both of which had long lines with people missing their heats), the event organizers would get on the DJ's loudspeaker telling people to buy merchandise
- The course was poorly planned with people getting in huge lines for obstacles... Like literally 3-4 heats of people waiting on line for 4-5 of the obstacles. People ended up skipping parts of the course because nobody wanted to wait 10-20+ minutes for an obstacle that would last 60 seconds.
- The walls were dangerous. The main climbing wall as an example used the wrong kind of rope so your means up and down was this slick rope that had zero grip. I gripped it with everything I had (and I can climb ropes no problem) and I slid down the line like it was nothing.
- And for those like like their race schwag: the 'Survivor water bottle' they say is a race reward is a literal disposable spring water bottle like you would get from a grocery store.
- Most obstacles either lacked volunteers to watch over or the volunteers weren't differentiating themselves from the runners... So if you got hurt or had a problem, perception was that you were SOL

I've run a ton of these events and it would not have been hard for Survivor to hit the ball out of the park here... But they fell REALLY short


Apr 22, 2016 by Lisa

This run was a disappointment. The only obstacles were small mud pits dug out throughout the course and a big slide. There were not 20+ obstacles as advertised, unless they were counting each small pit. I would NOT do this run again.


Disappointed

Apr 20, 2016 by Steph

If you're looking for mud, that's about all they have. Advertised to have 20+ obstacles, I'd say that about 15 of them were muddy water pits. Two small walls to climb over, a couple nets to run under, and not much more. I'm still trying to figure out which runs I want to do each year and this is not one of them. I was able to complete this race in 25 minutes and it took about 2 hours to drive to the race location from my city. Not worth it. And the beer was one of the cheapest I've had post race. If you want a lower key intro race to get into mud runs this one isn't bad, if you're looking for a challenge, look somewhere else.


│BIG LET DOWN│

Apr 18, 2016 by Reynaldo Justo

Mud run? No! More like dirty water run.

NO WALLS TO CLIMB. NO NETS TO CRAWL OVER.

Half the obstacles on the website were not added to the actual race.
Dont have to high of hopes with this one


Decent first mud rin

Apr 18, 2016 by Ric

Based on online reviews for mud runs in general, I found the SMR to be pretty tame. It's nice that it was inexpensive. I registered early and found an online coupon, so it was $27 after insurance. I wouldn't want to pay much more. There's no shirt included, and the obstacles were minimal, mostly just some mud pits dug with some backhoes. So it ended up being mostly a trail run with a few mud pits thrown in. We had some people who didn't train at all and they were perfectly fine getting through the course in about 90 minutes. But again, a decent first experience to see if you like mud runs, especially if you can get registered for cheap.


Plenty of Mud

Sep 22, 2014 by Chris Q.

If you are looking for a mud run this is it! However, if you're looking for an obstacle course race - erm...this might not be the one for you.

The obstacles that I can recall are as follows:
-Climbing over small walls
-Climbing over a large haystack
-Crawling underneath nets
-Crawling underneath wires
-Climbing up and over a cargo net
-A slide-n-slide into a lake
-And lots and lots of mud pits/mud hills.

Overall, it was a pretty decent race. It was also timed (though I was completely unaware of this until the end).

Another thing to note is that the mud was SUPER THICK! Compared to other mud runs I have done, this was extremely thick. So if you are looking for a MUD RUN, this is definitely it.

I didn't give it a 5 star because I felt like it could have been a bit more...fun? There was a lot of potential. I also wished the festival grounds had a little bit more - but meh.


Aug 09, 2014 by Jon

This was my first mud run, or any race for that matter, and it was great. Well organized, good amount of obstacles, wasn't overly challenging, good for first timers like my self. I really liked that it was timed so I have some idea where I stand. Got a beer headband and medal (although it was tiny, more like a key chain). Will for sure do it next again next year.


Well Organized and Fun!

Jul 12, 2014 by Jeff

My son and I have completed ten mud runs and NorCal Survivor is one of the best. There is an energetic DJ to send you off from the start. It is well organized, the volunteers are friendly, the course is well marked and the obstacles are well built. You get wet and muddy from the very first obstacle to the very last obstacle. There is a hydration station on the course and EMTs on ATVs roaming the course. The clean-up area is the best I’ve experienced with high pressure overhead showers. There are plenty of food vendors after the race and music.

I really like the opportunity to pre-purchase photos for a set price with a guarantee for four photos. We ended up with 30 photos of one of the people in our group.

We will be back next year for more fun and mud!


Apr 26, 2014 by Sandy

Drinking Margaritas the day before to build my courage!!!!


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 3.1 5.0 10 10 Let me start with the good:- The runners were all fun- The venue was stunningly beautiful - Some of the obstacles were kind of fun- A cold water shower was available at the