You have questions, we have answers.

Click HERE to download WAIVER *If you are under 18 your waiver must be signed by your parent or guardian.”

Refunds

  • Due to the nature of the event (it’s a fundraising event), in general we do not offer refunds. Once you register we are ordering supplies to make sure this event functions properly. We encourage you to find a substitute whenever possible then email: Mudrun@heartofthebride.org to coordinate the sub’s registration. Prior to May 1st, full refunds (minus fees) can be requested via the same email if you are military and getting deployed or transferring to another base. Refunds will not be provided after May 1st.
  • Race Insurance is NOT available for the 2022 race
  • Yes, full refunds (minus fees) are available upon written request BEFORE May 1st.
  • The cost of your registration MINUS Fees
  • Refunds will be issued back to card used for the original payment.

Find a substitute runner and (email: Mudrun@heartofthebride.org)  with your name and the substitute’s name, dob, and t-shirt size. or request a refund if before May 1st if getting deployed

Spectators

  • No. There is no fee to enter the vendor area or observe MudRunners from the Fairway.
  • Yes. There is limited bleacher seating on the fairway.
  • Chair = Yes, Small umbrella = Yes, Tent = No
  • Spectators can observe racers from the main fairway, but are restricted from all other areas of the course.
    • Effective January 1, 2019, smoking and the use of all tobacco products (including e-cigarettes, vaping and smokeless tobacco) are prohibited at all NWF facilities and properties.
    • We typically have at least 1 food/drink vendor on sight.
  • Yes, however, alcohol is prohibited anywhere on the NWFSC campus property.
  • Spectators and MudRunners alike may park in the NWFSC athletic parking lot nearest the MudRun Registration & Volunteer tents.

Racers

  • May 20th, 1600-2200 (4p-8p) at the NWFSC race site.
    • Photo ID, Signed hardcopy Waiver (copies provided on site if needed)
    • Emailed to you after you register. (If you did not get one, check your spam folder. Save this email to complete registration on race day)
  • Photo ID is required for packet pick up, we have to verify your identity.
    • Bring a photo copy of their ID and their signed waiver
    • If you have completed packet pick up, we just recommend arrive at least 45min prior to your race time.
  • We have a Men’s and Women’s changing tent available.
  • Gear Check is available for a $5 fee.
  • We typically have at least 1 food/drink vendor on sight.
    • Yes, however, alcohol is prohibited anywhere on the NWFSC campus property.
  • A wash area with hoses is provided near the Volunteer tent.
  • Yes. Volunteers who also register for a 5K,10K or Zero Dark Dirty race are eligible to receive a $25 refund when they check OUT of their volunteer shift.
  • Pick a different race time OR email mudrun@heartofthebride.org
    • 1 Parent/Guardian is permitted (at no cost) to run ALONGSIDE their child(ren) participating in the Kids Race and may provide assistance on obstacles, however, they are not permitted to complete the obstacles themselves.
  • No, 1 parent/guardian is permitted to run ALONGSIDE their child(ren) and ASSIST with obstacles.
  • The Kids Run is ideal for 5-12 year olds.
  • 10K Elite Warrior & 5K Competitive: age minimum is 14yrs old.
  • 5K Fun Run (daytime): we recommend 12yrs old as the minimum age limit
  • 5K Zero Dark Dirty: age minimum is 14yrs old.

Childcare is NOT available.

  • Create a team through the Race Registration process.
    • We recommend at least 1 hour before the race start even if you’ve done packet pick up.
  • We’ll run in the rain. We will delay for lightning. We are not able to reschedule due to the number of runners and volunteers.
  • Official times are posted on Facebook, on our website, and at the Registration tent.
    • Only for the 10K Elite Warrior Race. Typically around 10am, but will happen when all the race results are calculated.We will give out  placement prizes for the 10K Elite Warrior Race at the awards ceremony.
  • Enter the Race Entrance Start Line together. We count-off MudRunners for each wave as they enter the corral. Teams standing together will be able to enter the corral together.
  • ALL registrants sign a waiver at the race site.
    • A team of medics will be stationed throughout the course and our obstacle officiators, the first responder to an emergency, will make the appropriate call for medical assistance.
  • Only trained ADA Service Animals (dog or miniature horse, West’s F. S. A. § 413.08). They CANNOT do the obstacles or get in the mudpits.
  • Only trained ADA Service Animals (dog or miniature horse, West’s F. S. A. § 413.08). They CANNOT do the obstacles or get in the mudpits.
  • Winners will be drawn on race day and contacted via email or phone the following week.

Sponsorship

  • Become a Race Sponsor, Fairway Obstacle Sponsor or an Obstacle Sponsor

Certain sponsorship levels include complementary race entrants for a limited number 

  • Race registrations should be complete by MAY 1st.
  • Visit the Registration tent and designated race time line during packet pickup

Volunteers

  • Yes. Volunteers who also register for a 5K, 10K or Zero Dark Dirty race are eligible to receive a $25 refund when they check OUT of their volunteer shift.
  • Absolutely! During the Volunteer Registration process, choose a Shift and Team with enough open spots for you and your friend(s).
  • We “may” have tasks to be done in the days before and after the race. Register for the CleanUp Team through the regular Volunteer Registration system. Email Ashley@heartofthebride.org for pre-race opportunities.
    • Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your registered shift to allow time for parking, check-in and getting to your assigned location on the course.
  • No, we will delay for lighting.
  • T-Shirt pickup dates/times will be announced. The $5 T-shirt deposit is ONLY refundable when volunteers check OUT of their shift.
  • Only register for a volunteer shift for which you will be available the whole time.
  • Volunteers who wish to race MUST choose a race time that does NOT conflict with their shift.
    • Water will be provided and snacks per volunteer will be provided either before or after your shift. You should bring weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, extra water and snacks if you desire. Volunteers MUST wear their volunteer shirt as their outermost layer.

Raffle

  • Pre-Race Raffles must be purchased online along with race registration. Raffles may be purchased individually on race day at the Merchandise tent.
  • We will contact you via phone or email address you provide.
  • Raffles sales will end at 3pm on race day or when raffle tickets are sold out.
  • Local pick up required.
    • Raffles may be purchased individually on race day at the Merchandise tent.

MudRun Merchandise

  • Visit the Merchandise tent on race day.
  • Look for the tent selling swag near the Registration tent.
  • We accept all credit cards and cash. No checks.
  • Come by the Merchandise tent on race day to find out!

What do I need to bring?

  • Photo ID or Student/Military ID
    Participant Waiver (please read, initial, and sign in advance)
    Know your race and wave time. You’ll receive an email from us about a week before your event with this information and other important race-day details.
    Cash for bag check, food, drinks, and awesome Emerald Coast MudRun swag.
    Appropriate footwear. You will get muddy! No metal cleats allowed.
    A great attitude! We expect MudRunners to encourage and help each other through the course.
  • A bag to store your valuables in at our bag check tent. ($5 per bag)
    A change of clothes and a towel. (Yes, we have a rinse off station.)
    Lip balm, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.
    Camera or GoPro. (If you bring a GoPro, be sure to put your name, email address, and phone number on a slip of paper inside of the waterproof case. This is the best chance we have of returning it to you if you lose it on the course.)
  • We do not force anyone to attempt or complete anything that they feel uncomfortable with. We want everyone to feel safe and have fun. Those in the 10K Elite Warrior Race are required to complete the obstacles or face a penalty in order to be eligible for age awards. An example of a penalty would be to complete 15 burpees before they continue on. There are no enforced penalties for those in non-competitive waves.
  • Yes, you will sign an online waiver in order to register. You will also need to print and bring the signed waiver to complete registration. We will email you about a week before the race with the waiver for you to print, sign and bring with you to complete registration. IMPORTANT!! Anyone who is running and is under the age of 18 will have to have their waiver Signed by their parent or guardian.

  • You’d be crazy not to bring them. Who do you think is going to take that Facebook shot of you crawling through the Final MudPit? There is plenty of fun, food and drinks to keep your spectators having a good time. Check out the SPECTATORS tab above for more info.