Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!
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- MUD FACTOR ADULT WAVES vs. MF KIDZ FAMILY WAVES
Mud Factor 5k Adult Wave Times
Mud Factor 5k adult waves are intended for participants ages 14 and up. While we recommend ages 14 & up, it's ultimately up to each parent whether or not their child under the age of 14 can participate. Anyone (including children of any age) must be registered in the appropriate "adult wave" time in order to access that specific wave time.
MF Kidz 3k Wave Times
The MF Kidz wave is a shortened running course (approx. 1.86 miles) with the same obstacles as the adult waves. MF Kidz Family waves are intended for children ages 4-13 to participate with or without their parents. Mud Factor allows parents to decide if your children are capable of running unattended. If your child is 14+ and you prefer for them to participate in the MF Kidz wave, that is also acceptable.
- WHAT TO BRING
We verify your purchased event registration against your photo identification. You must have your photo ID.
A completed liability waiver is required to participate. Download one via your cities event page or from the link below.
Parking is $20 cash only per vehicle. Motorcycles always park for free. You must park in the area designated by our event permit only. No parking on streets, roads, or adjacent lots allowed. Absolutely no "walk-ins" from outside the event parking area will be permitted to participate in any Mud Factor event, no exceptions. There are accommodations for drop-offs inside the venue gate without charge. Because space is limited at many venues, workers in yellow vests will instruct you where to park your vehicle.
Extra Funds + Water
Bring cash for food, beverages, merchandise, etc Bring extra water to hydrate before and after your run.
A supervised bag check service is available and is located in the festival zone. Mud Factor is NOT responsible for any items left anywhere, with anyone (including event volunteers / workers) outside of our Bag Check area. $5 Cash per bag.
Wash Off Station
We will have a wash off station with running water. Bring extra clothes, shoes, towels, etc. with you in your vehicle to change into. We also sell plastic car seat covers so you don't dirty up your car!
What Not to Bring
No Pets, Alcohol, Weapons or Glass allowed.
- MAKING CHANGES
Mud Factor adheres to a strict NO REFUNDS under any circumstances policy, as outlined during the registration process. All options for making changes to your registration are listed below.
You may transfer your registration to someone else, change your running (wave) time, or switch to another Mud Factor location or future event date by re-registering for an event using a Golden Ticket- Any Wave voucher code provided by Mud Factor via email after initiating a change request. Each registrant must make a change request, as Mud Factor cannot make changes to your order on your behalf. There is an additional fee and specific deadlines to facilitate any changes.
Deferment voucher codes never expire, and are valid for the GOLDEN TICKET - Any Wave option at any current or as yet published future event date.
DEADLINES for ONLINE changes:
Switching registrants (transfer) or changing your wave time online must be completed at least 7 days prior to the event date to allow Mud Factor staff to process the request and forward a voucher code.
Transfer or Wave Time Change link: https://mudfactor.redpodium.com/wave-time-changes-and-transfers
Location Change or Date Deferment link: https://mudfactor.redpodium.com/changes
Location or event date change requests (deferment) must be completed prior to online registration closing for your original event date. Transfers and wave time changes can also be made the day of the event at the venue (see below).
Transfer Your Registration to Someone Else (Day of Event)
The new participant must bring their I.D. and a copy of the ORIGINAL PARTICIPANT'S CONFIRMATION EMAIL to the 'Post Registration' line at the registration tent. Arrive at least one hour prior to their desired running (wave) time. There is a $15 fee (cash only) to make this change. The original registrant does not need to be present, they simply need to provide the new registrant with their original confirmation email.
Change Your Wave Time (Day of Event)
Arrive one hour prior to the wave time you want to run in, and head to the 'Post Registration' line at the registration tent. The fee is $15 (cash only) to make this change.
2022 events are scheduled to run as planned. Mud Factor will follow local jurisdiction guidelines in order to safely host events at each respective location. Due to varying requirements that are constantly changing, we will update each events online "info page" the week of the event with current requirements.
Don't see your city in 2022?
We are happy to have successfully completed all rescheduled events without incident in 2021. With the reshuffling of event dates to late summer or fall to complete the season, we are eager to get back on track to our normal tour schedule. In order to accomplish this, we will have a lighter schedule in 2022 and resume a full nationwide tour starting in the spring of 2023.
- THE BASICS
PRINT OUT your original confirmation email and bring it with you to the venue. Can't find your email confirmation? Have it resent by selecting your city and entering the email address used for purchase HERE
There is an important "INFO Packet" link and a required Waiver download link at the bottom of each cities event page. You can access this information anytime by visiting your specific city via the LOCATIONS tab in the menu bar. This "Info Packet" may be updated with new info the week of the event.
Parking is $20 cash only per vehicle. Motorcycles alway park for free. You must park in the area designated by our event permit only. No parking on streets or roads or adjacent lots allowed. Absolutely no "walk-ins" from outside the event parking area will be permitted to participate in any Mud Factor event, no exceptions. There are accommodations for drop-offs inside the venue gates without charge. Because space is limited at many venues, workers in yellow vests will instruct you where to park your vehicle.
Spectator passes are $10 cash and are available the day of the event at the venue. Spectators have access to the Festival Area Only (start and finish line) - No Course Access. Course sight lines and obstacle visibility is limited and not guaranteed. Children 13 and under are admitted Free (as spectators) into the festival area. All spectators must sign the liability waiver to access the venue. See waiver download link below. No Pets Allowed.
Get There Early!
You should arrive at least one hour before your wave time. The registrant on file must match a photo I.D. Checking in to the run requires a photo ID and completed participant waiver.
All registered runners will be issued a wave time specific bib assigned to your purchase. Adult wave running bibs will allow you access to the course to run in a KIDZ Family Wave with a registered child, however, KIDZ Family Wave only bibs are not valid for adult wave running times. You may change your wave time the day of the event at the venue. See the header MAKING CHANGES for more details below
Check-in will remain open until 15 minutes before the last wave of the event.
MF Kidz Family Waves
A parent or guardian will pick up bibs for minors. Your children do not need an I.D. for check-in. Everyone accessing the course needs to be a registered runner and have a runners bib. No exceptions.
Parents may use their adult wave running bib in an MF KIDZ Family wave, or register in a KIDZ Family Wave only themselves to participate with or supervise their registered children. Adults must be running with a child to participate in the KIDZ Family Waves. Learn more about MF Kidz
Pre-paid T-shirt Pickup
Online orders must be picked up at the T-shirt tent, located in the Festival Zone, on the day of the event. We do not ship, refund, or credit for items not picked up at the venue.
Choosing a Wave Time
Mud Factor Adult waves are a two lap system and you must cross the halfway point within 45 minutes after the last wave of the day takes off from the start chute. Mud Factor staff may start to remove course markings and obstacles after that time. Pace your run accordingly and start in an earlier wave time if you need additional time to complete the full 5K.
THE BOLD PRINT
DOWNLOADS & LINKS
WAIVER - Liability
(Download, print & sign)