FAQ

How Does Team Registration and Timing Work?

Teams consist of 4 members (no more, no less).  Each team member signs up individually under the “team type”  you choose (male, female, co-ed)  and enters their team name when prompted. Be sure the team name is identical for each team member!  Team time is determined by the last team member crossing the finish line.  If a team member is not able to participate on event day, your team will be timed, however, you will not  place as a team.

 

How do I get a mud run t-shirt?

Free Cotton T-Shirt with  paid entry  for Adult 5K or Kids Mini Mud. Option to upgrade to a tech shirt or package available. Free Kids Tickets (offered during online registration for adult 5K) do not include a free t-shirt. Option to purchase during registration. Parent Runners not running the 5K, may run with their kids in the Mini Mud (offered during online Kids Mini Mud registration) Free t-shirt not included (option to purchase).  Event Day Registrations Do Not include a free shirt.  Extra shirts will be sold following 11:30 heat start.

 

 

 

What comes with my Grand Rapids Mud Run entry?

Your Runner Swag Includes:

Timed 5K race entry, free Kids Mini Mud ticket with each paid 5K registration (online registrations only), cotton GR Mud Run t-shirt with each paid 5K and Kids Mini Mud registration (online registrations only), and exclusive runner event sticker.

Is there a charge for spectators?

No!  Grab your friends and family and check out the “Funnest Event On Planet Dirt!”  Look for the designated spectator areas to catch all the muddy fun.

How do I find my timing results?

Following the run, results will be posted to the following link for Epic Race Timing:

http://epicracetiming.com/race-results

How do I get my “Kids Run Free” Promotional registration?

To qualify for the Kids Run Free promotion, register for the 5K as an individual or a team runner.  During that registration process you will be given the option to choose one free kids ticket.  Enter all info as prompted.  You will only be charged if you choose to purchase a t-shirt for your child as they are not included.  Offer is good online only.

 

 

Where should I park?

Parking is available in the lot of Kentwood Community Church. You can access the parking lot off Kalamazoo Ave. (North of M-6) and Eastport Drive.  Go West on Eastport Dr. and proceed past the Celebration Cinema then continue North on Eastport Drive.  Turn North (right) on Ridgebrook Drive.  Parking lot will be directly to your left.   Parking is only $5.

Is there a Secure Bag Check area?

Yes, secure bag check will be available day of the event.

Each runner will be allowed to check one bag.  Lost and found will be located in the same area.

 

Is it too late to sponsor?

No, it’s not!  Please contact [email protected], for more details!

Can I register day of the run?

Yes!  Event day registrations will be available beginning an hour and a half prior to the first run time on the day of the Grand Rapids Mud Run. See Events Page for heat times.

 

 

I do not remember receiving an email confirmation when I registered, what do I do?

Check your Junk Mail first. If you find it, please access your registration with the account and password you set up. Click on the View tab to access the option to print your confirmation. Print that out and bring  to packet pickup on event day. If you still cannot locate it, email [email protected] As a last resort, you may present your Photo ID.

What happens if there is an obstacle I can’t complete?

There will be an area to go around all of the obstacles if you are unable to complete them.

Can I get a refund if I am unable to participate in the Grand Rapids Mud Run?

We are unable to process any refunds.

My child wants to do the Kid’s Mini Mud, can I run it with them?

Yes, if you are an adult participant that is already registered for the Grand Rapids Mud Run, there will be no fee as long as you wear your 5K race bib.  For those adults not registered for the 5K run, you may join in the Mini Mud for a $15 fee. Look for these options during the registration process for your child’s ticket. Participants of all heats will be checked for registration at the start line.

Are there age requirements?

Our 5K run is for people at least 12 and up.  The Mini Mud is for ages (6 to 12). Unfortunately kids under 6 cannot do the run.

How long is the Mini Mud?

It is about 1.5 miles on a portion of the 5K course and includes many of our best obstacles and mud pits that are sure to thrill our Mini Mudders.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be held at the event location the day of the race and will open an hour and a half before the first heat.  Please arrive at least one hour prior to your heat time.

* See Events Page for scheduled heat times and event location.

What do I need to bring to packet pick-up?

You will need to bring your registration confirmation / photo I.D.  You also need to download and bring a completed waiver for each person running the course.  See the event page and click on the Waiver Tab.