Can I volunteer?
Yes, and we will very much
appreciate ANY help!
Presented by Sunriver Owners Association
A portion of the proceeds from this year's event will benefit:
Relay For Life
Shop With A Cop
La Pine HS Junior ROTC
Frequently Asked questions
What time will the mud run start?
The timed race starts promptly at 1 pm on March 22. The non-competitive waves for slower individuals or families with young children will start at 1:10 pm in 7 minute intervals. Waves will be pre-determined at the time of registration. Slower individuals or families with young children are asked to position themselves or their team at the back of their wave for safety and to ensure the enjoyment of all participants.
How long is the run?
1.5 miles. The course begins in the HOLA! restaurant parking lot off Deschutes Road in Sunriver, winds through Mary McCallum Owners Park and back. See Getting Here or Course Map under the More tab for more information.
Is the mud run timed?
Although the Mudslinger is designed to be a non-timed, non-competitive family-friendly event, this year's Mudslinger will include a timed wave open to 100 participants (ages 16 and older only). Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers in the competitive/timed race.
Can we participate as teams or as a family?
Yes. There will be waves made up of all ages. Please note that at least one person age 12 years or older is required to be a "race partner" with anyone
8 years old or younger. Teams with young children are encouraged to position their group at the back of the “pack” for the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If registering separately, please include family or team name on the registration form to ensure you get placed in the same race wave. Businesses are also encouraged to enter employee teams.
What do I wear?
This spring break event in the Pacific Northwest could see temperatures in the 70s — or it could be snowing! Check the weather forecast and bring extra layers just in case. But most important is to come prepared to get WET and DIRTY! There is a good chance that whatever you are wearing will never be the same color again.
Can we wear costumes?
Go for it! We encourage you to get as creative as you want. Just make sure the costume does not impair your vision, prevent you from breathing normally, or make you trip or get snagged on an obstacle. There will be a prize for the best dressed at the 2015 Mudslinger.
What do I do with my muddy clothes & shoes after the race?
You’ll want to bring large garbage bags or other waterproof bags for all your muddy stuff. You will want to bring a towel and clean clothes to change into in the on-site changing tents.
Will there be showers to clean off the mud?
Sort of. There won't be regulation bathroom showers, but the Sunriver Fire Department can rinse you off with their fire hose waterfall. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothes. There will be tents to change in.
Once I’m registered, when and where do I pick up my race packet?
You can pick up your race packet Saturday, March 21 in front of the ice rink in The Village at Sunriver from 11am until 3pm. On Race Day you can pick up at the Sunriver Marina/HOLA! Restaurant parking lot 11:30am-12:30pm (see map page).
I've never run a mud run; what makes it different from a regular run?
A LOT! This mud run is only 1.5 miles and is intended for ages 4 and up, including grandparents. The course has a half-mile run/walk, obstacles and multiple mud pits to run, crawl and jump through. Expect to get muddy – over and over again!
What if it snows or rains?
It means more mud and muck! The Mudslinger goes on, rain or shine.
Do I need to know how to swim?
No. The mud trenches are only a couple of feet deep. Unless you find it easier to be horizontal, you can slog through on your feet.
What kind of obstacles will there be?
The obstacles include walls of varying heights, tires to step through, a spider web weave, sloth crossing, mud crawl and over & under obstacles. The main obstacles are the mud pits and formed dirt berms. If you are not competitive, don't worry. While we encourage you to try each obstacle, if it's more fun for you to skip it, we won't tell. The course is intended to be family-friendly, so take your time and enjoy yourself! NOTE: Timed event participants are required to complete every obstacle to qualify for awards.
Will you have a designated kids’ race course?
No. This is a short course compared to most mud runs. This is a family event and we hope to see children, parents and grandparents out there together!
Don't forget, at least one person age 12 years or older is required to be a race partner with anyone 8 years old or younger.
Will you have a bag check at the venue?
Yes, bag check will be available at the registration tent. Please do not leave any valuables.
Where do we park?
There is limited parking at the event site. The parking lot will close once it is full or by 12:30 pm at the latest in preparation of the run. Traffic will be directed to additional off-site parking and there will be a shuttle to get you to the event.
Please try and carpool or get dropped off!
Can I bring my dog?
No. For the safety of racers and spectators, please do not bring pets to the event.
Will food and beverages be available to purchase?
Yes, Hola! will be open for lunch. Bellatazza, Sunriver Brewing Company and Hola! will have beverages and light snack options available.
Will there be a beer garden?
Yes. HOLA! and Sunriver Brewing will operate a beer garden. Each participant 21 years and over will receive a voucher for one adult beverage. Bring cash for additional beverage purchases.
Valid photo ID is required for admittance to the 21 and over beer garden.
How much does it cost to watch?
There is no charge to be a spectator and provide "cheer" support.
Can I buy merchandise at the Sunriver Mudslinger?
Yes, we will be selling a limited number of Sunriver Mudslinger T-shirts for men, women and children. Online T-shirt orders will be available at packet pickup Saturday, March 21 (11am-3pm at the Village Ice Rink) or Sunday at the event.
Can I transfer my registration or get a refund if I can't attend?
The ENTRY FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE (no refunds, transfers, exchanges). You may not sell or give your bib number to another person.
Where can I stay?
Cascara is the premier lodging sponsor of this year's event. Check their website under the Sponsors and Beneficiaries tab. They are offering discounted adult mud run registration if you stay in one of their rental properties.
Who does this event benefit?
A portion of the proceeds from this year's Mudslinger will support Relay for Life of La Pine/Sunriver, the Sunriver Police Department Shop With a Cop program and the Sunriver Fire Department Stair Climb Fund.
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