There are key highlights in this email. Please review this email and the Northwest Indiana Event Page to make your day as easy as possible. Have friends or family members who are not yet registered? Online registration will close on Thursday, July 17 at 11:59 PM EDT.
You must have your Photo ID and signed waiver to pick up your packet.
Your ID will be needed for Packet Pick-Up and beer ticket redemption
Race day registration is $100. Bib transfers are $20 (information below).
Spectators are FREE and highly encouraged!
Outside food, drink and coolers are not permitted on the premise. This will be policed.
Where Do I Go?
Graeber Family Farms
236 S. 200 W.
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Parking will be located off S 200 W. Volunteers will help direct you to your parking spot. Parking is FREE!
Start Times and Waves
Wave start times cannot be changed day of the race. If you have forgotten a detail or two about your registration, such as your start time, double check by clicking here. To maintain the quality of the event for everyone, please adhere to your designated start time.
The last start time is scheduled to go off at 12:00 PM (noon). All Mudathletes must be off the course by 2:00 PM. You may be rerouted in order to finish within this limit.
An additional signed waiver is needed from everyone, no exceptions. Save yourself a few minutes at Packet Pick-Up by pre-printing and signing the Waiver.
*If you are picking up a packet for a friend, you must have a signed copy of their waiver as well as a copy of their photo ID.
Military Discounts: If you selected military discount while registering, you must present military ID when getting your packet. If you can not provide the proper ID, you will need to pay the $5 difference.
Before Race Day
When: Friday, July 18 from 11am-6pm CST
Where: Extra Mile
1330 E. Lincolnway,
Valparaiso, IN 46383
On Race Day
When: Saturday, July 19 starting at 7:00 AM
Where: Graeber Family Farms
236 S. 200 W.
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Registration and Transfers
Registration will be available day of the event for $100. If a person you know is unable to attend and you want to take their registration, they may transfer their bib.
1. Transfers can only be taken race day.
2. The new participant must have an email or note from the person they are replacing stating it is okay for them to take their bib.
3. Transfers are $20
4. All new participants must fill out a registration form and waiver.
Changing Tents, Rinse Stations, Gear Check
Another new feature to Mudathlon are the Changing Tents. There will be two tents, one for men and one for women, located next to the rinse stations in the post race area for Mudathletes to quickly change into cleaner clothes.
The rinse stations ARE NOT showers like you would find at your home or hotel. The water pressure is generally low and they are meant to rinse off most of the mud but not get you clean enough for a night on the town. Please plan accordingly by bringing towels and a change of clothes.
Gear check will be available to all Mudathletes in the post race area.
Mini-Mudathletes Kids' Course!
Now your kids can be Mini-Mudathletes and have just as much fun as the big kids! Register your child, ages 5-11 years old, to participate in our new Mudathlon-Indianapolis Kids' Course. The quarter mile course will include over a dozen muddy obstacles such as a little wall, hay bales, a mini mud pit, car tires, muddy crawl and much more. They will also receive a bandanna and medal for participating. The course will be open from 8am-12pm and will cost $10 for the first run of the course and $5 for each additional run. Your little one won't want to miss out on the opportunity to be one of the first Mini-Mudathletes!
Things to Bring
Old Shoes: the ones you've been putting off throwing away until after Mudathlon
Duct Tape: To tape you're shoes to your feet, they may still come off but we believe this helps keep them on.
Towel and Fresh Clothes: After cleaning off, you will want a fresh set of clothes and footwear for your trip home. Also, a swimsuit or other nylon gear under the clothes you wear during the race is a great idea for hopping into the rinse area directly after the finish.
Gloves: These are really helpful for maneuvering over and under obstacles, the kind that leave your fingers exposed are great.
Eye Wear: If you have contacts, a pair of goggles would come in handy and if you are wearing glasses, strap them on.
Bug Spray: It is June, we are in the middle of nowhere, there are bugs.
Sunscreen: If you are serious about it, make it waterproof.
Photo ID: ID's will be checked prior to distributing beer to Mudathlete's.
Extra Cash: Additional beer, beverages, food, as well as mucktacular Mudathlon Merchandise is available for purchase.
Waterproof Camera: If you are thinking of taking pictures on the course, bring something waterproof and disposable.
Costumes: We encourage and have a contest for them, just make sure they don't impede your ability to stay safe.
Waiver: Save a few minutes at Packet Pick-Up by bringing a signed waiver. See above for instructions on accessing the waiver ahead of time.
A Good Mucking Attitude: If you can't have fun at Mudathlon, we can't help you.
Show Us Your Bruise Contest
Think you have an award winning shiner from Mudathlon? Show us! The Show Us Your Bruise Contest will be taking place on the Mudathlon Facebook page July 22-24. Send your pictures to the Mudathlon Facebook page, Twitter page or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your picture by July 21 to be entered. Then go and vote for your favorite bruise!
Get your friends and family together and dress your best! Costume contest winner will be selected throughout the day and awarded their prize.