FAQ's

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 Kids run.

Can you mail me my race bib?

If you purchase Gold or Silver VIP (not Guest VIP) your bib will be mailed. Otherwise you may pick it up on race day. T-shirts will not be mailed; you must pick up morning of the race.

Can I get a refund of I can't participate?

If you purchased the insurance when you registered then you can contact the insurance company and they will get you a refund. Unfortunately we do not give refunds for any reason but you can transfer your registration to another person for a fee.

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?

Sorry, no.

What are my lodging options?

Camp Pendleton’s neighbor to the south, Oceanside is a playful and fun coastal community with the perfect blend of sea and land adventures for the entire family. Build sandcastles at the beach; kayak, shop or dine within Oceanside’s quaint Harbor; discover awe-inspiring art and culture; and experience the tasty local flavors of incredible food and brew. Stay and play in Oceanside! The city is host to a variety of accommodations from traditional to boutique-style hotels and numerous beach front vacation rentals.
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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. > Race Results and Photos

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. Timed waves are eligible for awards. If you ar 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, 2019.

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