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California Russian River Mud Run Spring 2013

May 05, 2013

Rio Lindo Adventist Academy

3200 Rio Lindo Avenue, Healdsburg, CA, United States

Use discount code MUDRUNGUIDE for $10 off your registration


May 05, 2013

Add to Calendar 05/05/2013 09:00 AM 05/05/2013 11:00 AM California Russian River Mud Run Spring 2013 Russian River Mud Run
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy
Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, 3200 Rio Lindo Avenue, Healdsburg, CA, United States Russian River Mud Run use-title true MM/DD/YYYY

Race Start Time:

9:00am start time


Rio Lindo Adventist Academy
3200 Rio Lindo Avenue
Healdsburg, CA, United States - View Map

Distance & Course Length:

5K or 10K


Russian River Mud Run

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Cost & Pricing:

$55$65First 400 reigstrations
$60$70401-800 reigstrations
$65$75801-1200 reigstrations
$70$801201-1600 reigstrations

Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Discount for teams of 10 or more
Children age 8-15 years $25

What You Get / What's Included:

  • Custom Long-sleeve TShirt
  • Race Dog Tags
  • Pancakes!!!


Course Description:

This is the second mud run event held at Rio Lindo and it features completely redesigned 5k and 10k courses. Nearly 20 unique, fun and challenging obstacles are positioned throughout the course and consist of multiple terrain surfaces, elevation changes, man-made and natural obstacles including parts of the Russian River. Gorgeous views of the Russian River valley and surrounding vineyards are just a few of the many perks offered at the Russian River Mud Run.

5K Course: This is the full course for the 5k and the start of the 10k course. Runner will experience road, gravel, dirt, riverbed, forest and orchard terrain. If you participated in the first RRMR, this course will be completely NEW. Three steep uphill elements are incorporated into this course with two additional downhill elements. Mud-pits, roped terrain, ""The Beaches of Normandy"", river crossings, ""Sherwood Forrest"" and a flooded orchard are a few of the obstacles runners will encounter. This course finishes on the campus named “Killer Hill” which will be one of the most difficult challenges of the course.

10K Course: Once these runners finish the 5k course they continue onto the last half of the 10k course. Runners will quickly transition through the ""Big Apple"" obstacle and into the riverbed portion of the course. Obstacles on this part of the course include mud-pits, ""Log Jams"" and river crossings. Runners will spend much of their time on the riverbed, orchard and forrest sections of the course. Obstacles here include downed trees, steep slopes, mud pits, log carries, roped courses and ""Pits of Despair"". 10k finishers complete the course by once again traversing “Killer Hill”.

The obstacle list for the 2012 course included:

  • River Bale Bonds
  • Slippery Slope
  • Ultimate Slip and Slide
  • Walk the Plank
  • Sticks and Stones
  • The Beaches of Normandy
  • Sherwood Forrest
  • The Big Apple
  • Killer Hill
  • Skin Diver
  • Snake River
  • The Straight and Narrow
  • Log Jam
  • The Beaches of Normandy #2
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Sherwood Forrest #2
  • Pits of Despair
  • Killer Hill #2

Aid Stations:

Aid stations are strategically positioned all along the course with water and sports drink.


Awards presented to 5k and 10k overall winners in Individual and Team categories.


$5. Spectators are allowed to enter Rio Lindo Adventist Academy campus with a spectator pass only. All spectators must purchase a $5 pass and read and sign a release waiver to watch the event. (Children 12 and under are free). Spectators are not allowed on the course at any time. Spectators may watch the event from designated areas only. If spectators do not comply with all race rules and regulations, they will asked to leave the premises.


$5.00 pre-paid and $10 day off. Parking is available on the campus of Rio Lindo Adventist Academy. Once participants arrive on campus they will be directed as to where to go for the designated parking areas. You will not need to find alternative parking areas as there will be enough space for all participants.

Post Party:

Family Friendly Post-Race Fall Festival from 9:00am -12:00pm

Entrance is Free with Specator pass! Some activities are provided free of charge but there are a few that have a minimal fee such as food and some of the games. Activities include games, gunny sack races, bobbing for apples, face-painting, pumpkin carving, food, costume contests, Kids obstacle course, and more. This will be a fun post-race festival for the whole family. Children are encouraged to come and participate in the festivities as well as cheer on their parents as they run.


We support Open Table, a community outreach project started in 2008 by Rio Lindo Adventist Academy.

Care should be taken to complete obstacles in the way you are directed. Race Directors stationed at each obstacle will provide instructions. Some obstacles have ropes that can be used if you feel the terrain is too steep. Ropes do not have to be used but rather are there for your safety. If obstacles cannot be competed, Race Directors will give you further instructions.

What should you wear?
Shoes – normal running shoes. Cleats are not a good idea because of the many different terrain surfaces. Some people recommend boots but these can get heavy when they become wet and muddy.
Clothes – lightweight stuff that dries quickly. Clothes should fit comfortably and not get loose or baggy after getting wet. Even if it’s a cold day, heavy or thick clothing will just retain water and make you colder. You should also bring a change of clothes for after the event so you can enjoy the post-race festival.
Gloves – this one is more debatable. Some people swear by them, others prefer to go glove-less (faster drying). If you go with gloves, be sure to grab tough, thick ones to prevent burns from the ropes and splinters from the walls.

The following amenities are available:
Showers: Showers will be provided for racers to wash off after the race (although you look so good in mud!)
Soap: Tecnu soap will be provided at the shower area. We strongly recommend that runners shower after the race to help prevent skin irritation.
Changing booths: Provided for runners change post race so they can enjoy the post-race festival.
Restrooms: Restrooms are available at the festival area.
Food: Runners will receive free pancakes after the race. Festival goers can choose from pancakes and other food items for a small charge.


Teams must sign up together for the discount to be applied. Once you click on the link below, follow the link for TEAM REGISTRATION. A minimum of 4 people must sign up together for the discount to be applied. So if you are signing up as a team make sure you have each of the team members information before you begin the sign-up process. If you have any questions about this process, please send us an email from the contact page.

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