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Tips and Safety

  • Wear your grubby clothes and old sneakers. (Most likely you won't be going home with these clothes.)
  • There will be showers and change tents for runners.
  • Bring a big trash bag so you can take your running clothes home without dirtying your vehicle.
  • Military type cammie (BDU) trousers work the best, but are not required.
  • Leave your jewelry at home. Many runners have lost rings and necklaces.
  • If you have long hair, it is best to put it up.
  • If you have a medical condition, that may impair you, please get an OK from your doctor.
  • Runners should consider wearing goggles when in the Mud Pits.
  • Drink fluids before, during and after your race. (Water and gatorade are best, stay away from sodas.)
  • Do not dive head first into the mud pit. The main Mud Pit is for low crawling only.
  • This is a fun run so help your neighbor if he or she needs help.
  • There will be a medical team that will follow the pack. There will also be Marines stationed along the course, including at the Mud Pits.
  • The Park will have a first aid and water station.
  • It is tradition for all team members to hold hands as they head to the finish line. This represents the Marines battle philosophy "never leave a man behind".
  • "If you do not come across the finish line as a team, the Marine Mud Police will send you back to retrieve your team and back to the mud pit you will go!
  • Any team that crosses over without their full five-person team holding hands will be disqualified.

Gear and Children

  • We are not responsible for any personal gear.
  • Be sure to take responsibility for the safety of your personal property.
  • Children must not be left unattended.