Roanoke, VA - MudRun

2018 MudRun - Saturday October 6th   


The Marine Mud Run has been rescheduled to October 6th due to weather conditions and potential flooding from Hurricane Florence. Although, we thought it would make the race muddier, we did not want to put runners in harm’s way making it necessary to reschedule.

All pre-registrations have been automatically adjusted to the new date with same times and on-line registration will remain open until Wednesday, October 3rd.

We appreciate your understanding, patience and are looking forward to seeing you on October 6th.


Marine 5k Mud Run/Devil Dog Dare
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Greenhill Park
Roanoke County, VA

The Marine Mud Run will be entering their 23rd year and has become an historical community event. Over the past twenty-two years, more than 30,000 “runners” have participated, generating over $300,000.00 to benefit the Roanoke Toys for Tots Foundation and Camp Roanoke. Both of these organizations benefit underprivileged children in the Roanoke Valley.

If you have yet to take the Marine Mud Run Challenge, you're missing out on the cleanest fun you'll ever have with a 5K race! As you will see from the pictures on our web site, it's a pretty muddy affair.
Many folks ask, just how tough is the course? We reply, it's as hard or easy as you want it to be! We have semi-pro runners down to the neighbor next door that has never entered a 5k race. Devil Dog Dare, Individual and 5 Person Team races and the Devil Pup Dare, a shorter version for kids 12 years and under.
Returning again for the 2nd Year...DEVIL DOG DARE
The Devil Dog Dare which was introduced in last year's race was a huge success. It will only get bigger and better. This race has more obstacles added to our 5k Mud Run and is designed for the runner that would like more challenges. The length of this race is up to the race directors discretion the day of the race. Let's just say the length is between 3 - 5 miles.  Some of the obstacles are Hay Bale Jump, Atlas Stone, Water Bucket Carry, Sand Bag Carry, Ammo Can Carry and Memorization Test. For those that choose not to do an obstacle or fail to complete, will be assigned penalty burpees.
One thing is for sure if you run this race, the Marines will see to it that you finish it. Part of the Marines creed is to never leave another Marine behind. And for this event we will never leave a runner behind!

Race Info and Directions:

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Place: Green Hill Park, Roanoke County, VA
  • Directions to Park: I-81, Salem Exit 137, Follow Mud Run signs to park. For more location information, visit our Maps section.
Opening Ceremony: 7:30 AM
  • National Anthem
  • Posting of Colors
Race Times:
  • Devil Dog Dare (No Race Day Registrations Allowed)
    • ​Male - 8:00 AM
    • Female - 8:15 AM
    • Group - 8:30 AM
  • 5k Individual Race - 10:00 AM
  • Devil Pup Dare Race - 11:00 AM
  • Team Race 5k - 12:00 PM

Runners will be required to be at the race site no later than 90 minutes prior to your race. Should you pick up your packet on Friday then you will only need to be there 45 minutes prior to race time. The races will run on time with or without you. You should give yourself adequate time to park, pick up your race bib and put on your shirt. Instructions will be included in your packet.

IF YOU WANT TO PICK UP YOUR PACKET EARLY, COME TO GREENHILL PARK ON FRIDAY, October 5th BETWEEN 11:30 AM AND 6 PM. This will only require you to be at the park 45 minutes prior to race start time. 

No Checks accepted on Friday or Race Day...

Please read the following carefully:
  • Mail-in Registration forms must be received no later than Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  First come first served.
  • All teams must have 5 runners & all mixed teams must have at least 2 females (no exceptions).

We encourage you to register online and avoid long lines on Race Day.



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