MF Kidz! is an opportunity for your 4 – 13 year old child to conquer Mud Factor just like Mom & Dad. They will experience the same “Seriously Fun Obstacle Run!” only in a shortened version, fast forwarding to the good parts! The course will be approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. Along with the same big smiles, MF Kidz! will be shown the same respect – tattoo, bandana before the run, and the same achievement medal when they cross the finish line.
MF Kidz! will run at the first waves of the day beginning at 9:00 am. A parent (1*) will be required to walk on the sidelines of the course near their children (ages 4 – 8) from start to finish. *No additional cost.
Parents of children (ages 9 – 13) are encouraged, but not required, to walk near their child as well. However, parents must remain at the venue.
MF Kidz! run on the same obstacles as the adults with a shorter distance. It is up to each parent to decide if each obstacle is appropriate for their child. You know your children better than we do!
Is this a race or competition? Absolutely not. Mud Factor is “Seriously Fun!” NOT “Seriously Serious.” MF Kidz! go at their own pace and finish when they finish. The goal of MF Kidz! is to increase your child’s confidence, promote athleticism, and motivate them to have fun the old fashioned way… outside playing!!!
Does a parent have to run alongside the MF Kidz!? Parent of 4 – 8 year old children must run alongside the course near their children. They should not perform course obstacles themselves unless assisting their child. This “Seriously Fun Obstacle Run!” is meant to inspire confidence, independence and encourage children to accomplish something great on their own. Just as children will not be in the adult waves, adults will not be running “in” the MF Kidz! wave. Parents of 9 – 13 year olds are not required to be on the course to assist their child, but are welcome to be there.
As a parent, do I have to register as a participant? No. The MF Kidz! wave is just for children. You only need to register your child. If you want to play in the mud too, you can register for an adult wave later in the day. Please visit our regular Sign Up Now page for adult waves.
How do I register? Click the Sign Up Now button… NOW!!!
How early should we arrive? 1 hour before the wave time.
Is there a discount for multiple children? No, our MF Kidz! price is already super duper discounted. There is however a group rates available for large groups (i.e. sports teams, schools, churches, etc…) Please Contact Us for more information.
What should my MF Kidz! wear? Any athletic clothes work great. Your children will get very, very muddy. Shoes are required. No cleats, please.
Are spectators free? We give one free spectator band per MF Kidz! registration. We’d love to see Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and Friends – Spectator fee is $10. Tell everyone to bring their smartphones and post the Seriously Fun MF Kidz! to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. #mudfactor @mudfactor.
Any more FAQs I should know about? Yes, we have plenty of FAQs. Check out our FAQs page to learn more.