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Since 1999 – The ORIGINAL National Mud Run Adventure Race Series. Mud, Music, Food, 30+ Obstacles, Beer, More Music, Crazy Costumes, After Party, Teams…built by former Marines!

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The Original Mud Run Reviews

Average rating: 2.5 / 5 from 18 reviews.

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Oct 09, 2016 by Paul

dennis townsend, Victoria D and Eric, There are no races I am aware of that offer refunds once registered. The May 28 Houston race was not canceled it was POSTPONED because Houston experienced the worst flood they have seen in 500 years and all runners were given opportunities to transfer to any race if unable to attend. Most people understood this, applauded the organizers concern for safety first and appreciated the race not just being cancelled. Obviously a few felt it necessary to disregard the tremendous loss of life and flood water in the area and be more concerned about their $50. The race organization rebuilt the entire course in 3 weeks having had it be destroyed by the flood. Reviews can sometimes be misleading because the come from people who really don't think about the reasons things happen in real life and remain concerned only with a self-interested world devoid of concern for others and lacking actual facts or relevant information. Mud Run in the least expensive race in its genre, the race is timed but only in the competitive division so if you want to be timed you have an option, the 33 obstacles are by far superior in number and also in quality compared to the 2x4 and cheap plastic (see for examples) seen at the races mentioned, if you don't like a small wait at ONE obstacle during the faster and you can get to it first...otherwise don't whine, and finally beer was there for everyone who finished so this statement is just blatantly false. Contact organizers directly if you have any issues and they are always willing to explain, are very accommodating and consistently organized and helpful.

Not worth the money

Jun 22, 2016 by Eric

Their are better events out their that offer more for better or similar prices.

Poor Event

May 27, 2016 by Victoria D

1st - The price is outrageous for what is provided. Also their is no refunds if they change the date at last minute
2nd - The obstacles are very poor compared to other events that have the same price tag.
3rd - Their is alot of waiting involed due to the obstacles being very small and not spaced
4th - The gear and hype in general and very low

Waste of Money

May 27, 2016 by dennis townsend

They swiched the date of race the day before the race to June 18th and refuseed to give refunds. I paid to run on may 28th not June 18th. So their for I should be offered a refund. Also for the price they charge you their are not any impressive and innovative obstacles.
Your better off doing Conqure The Gauntlet, Savage Race, or the Spartan Race

Apr 06, 2015 by Rick

Course was OK, but the event was poorly organized, delayed, and not timed. The real kicker was that the beer truck left before a majority of the participants finished.

Good Race

Sometimes I think some of these reviews are other race organizations trying to make races look bad. I thought it was fun! Lots of obstacles, mud was cool. Ropes crossings were tough! Don't believe all you read. I would do it again especially the new course they are building in Dallas.

Jun 01, 2014 by John Thomas

Boring run through a cow pasture. I would not pay $70 plus parking to participate in this event again. Poorly managed overall.

Never Again!

May 29, 2014 by Dizz

We've been racing these runs for the last 3 years and my wife and I loved them but May 25th's race was just horrible. We drove a long distance Waller TX to be exact only to do 5 of the weakest obstacles that a 10 year old could've easily done.

original mud run

May 27, 2014 by J

Not enough obstacles. Very simple obstacles on 10 K run. Venue nice, but they didn't bring the obstacles they had previously. Kids run had only five obstacles. Nice venue and setup, need more obstacles.

No mud

May 26, 2014 by Robin foster

The venue was nice but no mud. We went through a creek multiple times. One event crossing a pond had over an hour wait. One obstacle had mud at the very end, very disappointing. I convinced my husband to come along and felt so bad, as it was a run not a mud run.

The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 2.5 5.0 18 18 dennis townsend, Victoria D and Eric, There are no races I am aware of that offer refunds once registered. The May 28 Houston race was not canceled it was POSTPONED because Housto