How HARD CORPS are you?
Get ready to run through the terrain of Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton where our
U.S. Marines train. There will be over 300 Marines “Motivating” participants along the course,
as well as Military vehicle displays.
Your Participation helps support quality-of-life programs for Marines aboard Camp Pendleton.
Challenging course with 24 obstacles, including running through a real training combat town, a cargo net climb, six mud pits and other hard corps obstacles. Finally, a crawl through the Marine Corps Mud Pit before the finish.
5k Run includes nine obstacles, four mud pits and a crawl through the final mud pit before the finish. Vehicle displays and Marines to “Motivate” along the way.
2k Kids Run (AGes 6-12)
2K Kids Run is Presented By Orange County Soccer Club. Get dirty just like the big kids. Kids have the chance to test their might against six obstacles and finish at the muddiest pit in the world!
can’t make it to the race? you can still Run to Support our Marines!
Run where U. S. Marines Train.
What you get
+ Plus +
MUD RUN FEST FEATURING
Kid's Fun Zone
Mud Run Store
Shoe Drop Recycling
Dr. Bronner's Foam Experience
Chip timed optional Upgrade (+$10)
|DATE||10K+ CHALLENGE||5K+ CHALLENGE||2K KIDS RUN||VIRTUAL RUN|
|NOV 29 - JAN 17||$77||$54||$15||$37|
|JAN 18 - APR 30||$82||$59||$15||$37|
|MAY 1 - Jun 4||$87||$64||$15||$37|
Virtual Run includes t-shirt and medal. Kid's run does not include t-shirt.
alha oscar mike
fire in the hole
Leave no man behind
storm the castle
double mud pit
M4 rifles (10K Only)
Prime VIP Parking just a few steps away from the venue, including food and drink.
Your bib will be mailed to you along with your VIP parking pass
- 1 food coupon redeemable at any of the food vendors on site
- 1 drink coupon redeemable at any food vendors on site
- VIP Parking steps from venue entrance
- Private VIP Area
- Breakfast and lunch buffet
- Private Bag Check
- Private showers
- VIP Parking steps from venue entrance
Kids (12 & Under) $65*
Purchased online or day of the event pending availability
- Access to the Gold VIP Area
- Breakfast and lunch Buffet
- *Does NOT include VIP parking, bib mail back, private showers or private bag check
Saturday VIP pre-race registration and day of are closed
Sunday VIP registration available day of only
Preferred parking option is closed for Saturday and Sunday
15 minutes prior to your designated wave start, please proceed to the start line for instructions.
Your wave time is listed on your bib number and denoted by the color of your bib.
Please be sure to start in your correct wave. Do not start in an earlier wave!
Timed Waves with awards
|1 Sold out||10K|
Non-timed, no awards
Additional waves will be added as race fills up.
SAturday, June 9
|4 Sold out|
|5 Sold out|
|6 Sold out||10k/5k|
|7 Sold out||10k/5k|
|8 Sold out||10k/5k|
|9 Sold out||10k/5k|
|10 Sold out||10k/5k|
SUNDAY, June 10
|3 Sold out||10k/5k|
|4 Sold out||10k/5k|
Non-timed, no awards
|3||9:30am||2K Kid's Run|
|2||9am||2K Kid's Run|
Schedule of Events
|6am||Bib Pick Up 10K/5K/Kids Run Opens|
|8am||Commanding General's Welcome|
|8:10am||Athlete Staging Begins – Wave #1|
|8:20am||Athlete Safety Brief at Start Line – Wave #1|
|8:30am||Race Start – Wave #1|
Additional Waves to Follow
All race bib numbers and t-shirts must be picked up race morning (must show ID).
If you selected the bib mail-back option or one of our VIP packages,
your race bib number and other info will be mailed to you 1-week prior to your race date.
BIB PICK UP COMPETITIVE WAVES
(WAVE 1 & 2)
Please confirm that the information is correct on your bib. If you need to make a change to your personal info, please see us at the customer service tent next to the bib pick up area (outside the venue). Pin your race number on your FRONT stomach or chest area – we have race photographers throughout the course and it will be easier to locate your photos if we can read your bib number!
DO NOT ALTER THE RACE NUMBER IN ANY WAY. DO NOT PIN THE BOTTOM PULL TAB PORTION (this will be used for timing purposes for the competitive waves)
NOTE: THIS NUMBER IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. ONLY YOU CAN WEAR THIS RACE NUMBER AND ONLY ON YOUR SCHEDULED RACE DAY AND DESIGNATED WAVE START TIME.
Pick up bib at the Athlete check-in table just outside the venue.
MUST show valid ID.
Pin your race number on your FRONT stomach or chest area – we have race photographers throughout the course and it will be easier to locate your photos if we can read your bib number!
NOTE: THIS NUMBER IS NON-TRANSFERABLE – ONLY YOU CAN WEAR THIS RACE NUMBER AND ONLY ON YOUR SCHEDULED RACE DATE AND DESIGNATED WAVE START TIME.
CLEAR BAG POLICY
MCB Camp Pendleton takes great pride in keeping our Patrons safe so we will be requiring ALL participants and spectators at our race to use clear bags for all their gear. For security purposes, no one will be allowed to enter the venue area unless all items are clearly visible in a clear backpack or bag.
We will have clear bags available in our parking lots on race morning – FREE of charge.
T-shirt pick up must be done prior to the race. T-shirts will not be available after the race.
There is a bag check-in area to drop off your gear while you race. Pull the “bag tag” tab from your race bib number and securely attach it to your issued clear bag. Please don’t wait until the last minute to secure your gear or you will be waiting in a long line and risk
missing your wave start .
Race Day Parking and Shuttles
Free General parking is located across from the Air Station race staff will direct you to parking and bus shuttle locations.
Free parking and shuttle are available starting from 6am.
VIP parking is available with VIP package purchase.
VIP parking is located a few steps away from the venue
at Lake O’Neill Road
(Please have your VIP parking pass displayed).
Click map to get directions
We recommend that you ARRIVE AT THE MAIN GATE NO LATER THAN 2-hours
prior to your race wave start time.
Preferred parking $20
Preferred parking passes are limited and subject to availability. See Map for Preferred Parking Location. Parking is less than a mile away from venue.
RESULTS AND AWARDS
Unofficial results for the top finishers will be posted just outside the venue at approximately 10am. The awards ceremony for the top three overall winners of the 10K competitive wave is scheduled for 10:30am. Individual awards will be available for pick- up after 11am at the awards tent next to the Mud Run Store.
KID’S MUD RUN
Please have your child at the start line 15 minutes prior to their race start. Parents are NOT ALLOWED to participate in the kid’s run unless child has special needs. Please allow the kids to enjoy their race running with their peers. NOTE: All Kid’s Mud Run participants will receive a finisher’s medal, they do not get a race t- shirt but can purchase kid’s apparel in the Mud Run Store.
THE MUDDY RACE RULES
No dogs or strollers on the course. No outside alcohol, coolers, food, canopies, tents, or large umbrellas allowed ANYWHERE in the venue.
Only service dogs allowed in venue area (leashed and vested)
Race Results and photos
2017 Race Results
Are there any age restrictions?
The minimum age to compete in the 5K is 9 years old and 10K is 13 years old. Ages 6-12 can participate in the 2K run.
Can you mail me my race bib?
For an additional $10 you can have your bib mailed to you to save time on race morning. No t-shirts will be mailed; you must pick those up morning of the race.
Can I get a refund of I can't participate?
Unfortunately no, but you can transfer your registration to another person for a fee. There are no refunds for any reason.
What does the kid's run entail?
The kid's race is a 2k run with kid friendly obstacles and finishes in the final Mud Pit. Please have your child at the start line 15 minutes prior to the kid’s race start. Parents are NOT ALLOWED to participate in the kid’s run without prior approval.
NOTE: All Kid’s Mud Run participants will receive a finisher’s medal; they do not get a race t-shirt but can purchase kid’s apparel in the Mud Run Store.
Can I transfer my registration if I can't participate?
Prior to May 14th, you can transfer your registration to another person for the cost of any fee increases that have occurred since your original registration date and an additional transfer fee.
Can I transfer my entry to another event in the Hard Corps Series?
What are my lodging options?
For the adventurous type, there is RV and tent camping available within walking distance of the venue. click HERE to contact the Lake O'Neill office for reservation information. There are also numerous hotels in our neighboring City of Oceanside. Click HERE for hotel information.
How do I get aboard Camp Pendleton?
Drivers must have a current license, proof of insurance, and registration for their vehicle. Passengers over the age of 18 must have a valid photo ID.
What are the rules and regulations?
No dogs, strollers, or children under the age of thirteen allowed on the 10K, and under nine on the 5K courses.
No outside alcohol, coolers, food, canopies, tents, or large umbrellas allowed ANYWHERE in the venue. Only service dogs allowed in venue area (leashed and vested).
Where can I put my stuff during the race?
We’ll have a FREE bag check area. All items must be placed in a clear plastic bag that will be provided to you upon arrival
Can my family spectate?
Yes, and unlike other races, it’s FREE! There are bleachers at the end of the final mud pit for family and friends to capture photos.
Where can I find photos?
They’ll be posted to our Race Results & Photos page a week after the race.
Where can I find race results? How are awards distributed?
Results are posted and updated throughout the event on race day. Awards ceremony for top 3 overall male and female competitive waves will take place at approximately 10:30am. Division awards must be picked up the morning of the race – awards for top 3 in each division will be available for pick-up after 11am. Waves 1 and 2 only are eligible for awards. If you are unable to pick up your award, please contact the race office at (760) 725-RACE to arrange for your medal to be mailed ($10 fee). The last date to request a medal to be mailed will be July 10, 2018.