A morning of dirty fun and fierce competition!

This exciting mud and muscle event features two main attractions:

The Mud Run – Little Rock’s Dirtiest 5K
The Mud Run is not your average 5K. Participants may run, walk, skip, trot, or even cavort through our 5Kish (please refer to helpful hints section for the clarification of “ish”) course, which winds through scenic trails of War Memorial Park. The highlight of the race is a frolic through our famous mud pit, ensuring you end the day completely covered in our premium, locally sourced mud.

The point is not to finish fast, but to finish with style. 

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Mud, Guts, & Glory Tug-of-War
Teams of six will face off on our specially designed mud pit, pulling with all their might to drag their opponents into the mud pit. The tournament follows a bracket format, with teams advancing until we crown our Mud, Guts, & Glory Champions.

It’s a test of teamwork, strategy, and raw power that’s as fun to watch as it is to participate in.

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Whether you’re looking to get muddy in the 5K, test your strength in the tug-of-war, or simply enjoy the festivities, this event offers something for everyone.

Participants can choose to enter one or both events.   Spectators are welcome to cheer on the participants and enjoy the muddy spectacle.  Food vendors, music, and a cleanup station will be available on-site.

Race Day Instructions (coming Sept 1)

Mud Run Map (click here)

Event  Day Timeline (ish applies)
7:00 am            Late Registration Opens/Packet Pick Up
7:50 am            Presentation of Official Types (very important)
7:55 am            Rules and All Other Silly Stuff (yes that’s important too!)
8:01ish am     Official Race Start
8:25 am            Mud Bug Waller
8:45 am            Awards Ceremony & Other Official Stuff
9:30 am            Mud, Guts, & Glory Tug-of-War Start

Fees (no refunds)

Mud Run 5K (ish)
Tug-of-War (per person)
Mud Bug (10 years and under)
Race Day

Participant Swag
The Mud Run and Mud, Guts, & Glory Tug are projects of and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Participants will receive:

Mud Run 5K

  • Official participant shirt
  • A scenic cross-country course
  • The flora and fauna of a crisp Fall morning
  • Mostly helpful volunteers (remember its the Mud Run)
  • The best time you’ve had in 6 months
  • Respect of all in attendance
  • Mud – Rich Mud Run Mud
  • Post race refreshments

Mud Bug (children 10 & under)

  • Official participant shirt
  • Special access to the Mud Pit
  • Really nice volunteers
  • A special mud pie tutorial
  • Mud – plenty of Mud Run Mud
  • Post play refreshments

Mud, Guts, & Glory Participant

  • Official participant shirt
  • Team receives a 10×10 tailgating space
  • Somewhat helpful volunteers
  • A reaallly good time
  • A chance at Mud supremacy
  • Post tug refreshments

Packet Pick Up

Pictures?  Oh yes, there will be pictures.  Don’t worry about carrying your cell phone because you could loose it in the mud pit.  RBSPics Photography will take care of making sure your stroll through the mud is captured.   Official photos will be available 24 hours after the race.  CLICK HERE for more information or to view your proofs.

Other Fun Stuff

2014 (photos by Lauren Clark)

2013 (photos by Vanessa Crossfield)



2010 (photos by Sam Giannovola)

2011 Mun Run Floor Show – Nerds Respect (click here)
2010 Mud Run Muzik Video – I Want the Mud (click here)
2009 Mun Run Muzik Video – Addicted to Mud (click here