Click HERE to view the 2019 Runner Guidebook

Click HERE to view the 2019 Results!





The Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run is Nebraska’s ORIGINAL mud run!

The spectator friendly 3-mile (approx.) course features music, obstacles, creek crossings, and multiple mud pits. The race also includes a tethered 3-person team division and a one-mile Mini Mud Run.

There are no age restrictions for Mud Runners.  Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.  Participation is at the discretion of parent/guardian.

After the race, there will be multiple outdoor shower stations and a station for runners to dump their dirty shoes.  There will also be an After-Party that will include food, drinks, music and awards presentation. Participants are encouraged to hang out after the race and enjoy the party with friends, family and other runners.

All registered runners that finish will receive a finisher medal!


Mud Run Booth Space Available

Looking to connect your business or organization with thousands of active Nebraskans?  You can purchase booth space at the Mud Run and/or Pumpkin Run for $200 per event.  You can also purchase packet privileges.  Email for more information or click HERE for an application form.

Individual Runners

Male/Female 3-Mile (approx.)
14 & Under | 15-19 Years | 20-29 Years | 30-39 Years | 40-49 Years
 | 50-59 Years | 60-69 Years | 70 & Over

Chip timing will be used.

Tethered Teams

Male/Female/Mixed 3-Mile (approx.)

Each team will be given 16 feet of bungee cord in their packet to tie themselves together to make a chain of runners. Runner 1 tied to middle runner, middle runner tied to runner 1 and runner 3, runner 3 is tied to middle runner.

One bib number per team. Bib number must be worn by runner 1.

Chip timing will be used. Chip must be worn by runner 2.

Bungee cord is stretchable. But, if it breaks, team has to continue running together and cross the finish line holding hands.

DO NOT run 3-wide. Run in a line or a V. Make decisions together or follow the first runner’s lead, especially at the creek crossings and obstacles.

Mini-Mud Run

1-Mile (approx.) fun run for families, children, or anyone who wants to run a mile in the mud! This event is not chip timed, but a clock will be at the finish line for runners to see their time. All Mini Mud Runners will receive a participation medal at the finish line.

3-Mile (approx.)

$35 per participant ($105 per team) if registered by July 31
$40 per participant ($115 per team) if registered by August 20

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20

Mini (1-Mile approx.)

$17 per participant if registered by July 31
$20 per participant if registered by August 23

Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 23

- Sorry, there are no refunds on entry fees.
- Race will be capped at 2,500 participants, so early registration is encouraged.
- Late entries WILL NOT be accepted.
- On-site registration WILL NOT be available.

7:30-10 a.m.      Runner Check-In/Packet Pick-Up
8:50 a.m.              Pre-Race Announcements
9 a.m.                   Mini Mud Run
10 a.m.                 3-Mile Individuals & Tethered Team
11:30 a.m. (approx.)  3-Mile Awards

Note: Times subject to change. Check the website often to make sure you don't miss your heat!

Both courses include obstacles and mud pits, and the 3-mile (approx.) course includes creek crossings. These elements add to the event but can cause congestion, so please be patient. Faster runners competing for medals should start near the front of their wave to avoid lines at the obstacles. Non-competitive runners--especially those caught by a runner or team from a subsequent wave--are advised to make way for faster and more competitive runners, especially at the obstacles. However, no cutting in line is allowed.

All runners should review the course maps and be aware of obstacle and aid station locations.

All obstacles are designed to be fun. If at any time, you are not comfortable with an obstacle, there are exit locations available for you to go around the obstacle. If you choose not to participate in an obstacle, you must wait on the other side until the person who was in front of you completes it. No cheating! This rule does not apply to creek crossings...creek crossings are mandatory. There are no other ways around the creeks.

Course maps will be posted here once available.

All registered runners that finish will receive a finisher medal!

Every participant will receive a Mud Run shirt, along with other sponsor gifts in their athlete packet.

Runners 21 years and older will receive a FREE BEER (courtesy of Backswing Brewing Co.), at the After-Party.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in the following age groups for male and female individual runners: 19 & Under, 20–29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, 60 & Over.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to each team member of the top three teams in the following divisions: Male, Female and Mixed.

All Mini Mud Runners will receive a participation medal after crossing the finish line.

Friday, August 23—EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
11:30 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Lancaster Event Center Pavillion 1 (4100 N 84th St, Lincoln, NEView Map)

Saturday, August 24
7:30 a.m.–10 a.m.

Check-in on-site at Lancaster Event Center (4100 N 84th St, Lincoln - View map)

Participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets during Friday packet pick-up times if possible. This will alleviate congestion in the packet pick-up area on Saturday morning before the race.

Participants that pick up their packets on Friday DO NOT need to check-in the morning of the race. Simply arrive Saturday morning prior to the pre-race announcements with the chip and bib number ready to run.

Runners are allowed to have their packets picked up by a friend, who will have to simply give the runner’s name and sign the pick-up check-out list.

Bag drop will be available during race-day packet pick-up.

A photo backdrop will be set up alongside the Check-In tent. Participants wishing to enter the Costume Contest must get their photo taken in front of the backdrop between 8 a.m.–11 a.m.

Judges will review the photos and select the winners during the run. Winners will be announced and will receive a special prize at the awards ceremony during the After-Party. All participants are encouraged to show up in their best tasteful costume!

Costume contest photos are posted on the Mud Run Facebook page for participants to share with friends and family.

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Mud Run Advertiser:

Complimentary Beverage Provided By:

Contributing Partners:


Advanced Chiropractic Solutions

Lancaster County Emergency Management

Medical Reserve Corps

Midwest Medical Transport

Precision Race Results

Tinius Plumbing

Vinnie Krikac - State Farm Agency

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2803 Folkways Boulevard in Lincoln

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them know you are a
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