Mudathlon Event Offers Adventure But Focuses on Fun

By: Reggie Flesvig Last Updated: July 12, 2010

Chicagoland Event Hosted Near Valparaiso, Indiana, on July 24th

The Chicagoland Mudathlon will take place at Graeber Family Farms (236 S. 200 W. Valparaiso, IN 46385) on July 24, 2010, in Valparaiso, IN, located 52 miles Southeast of Chicago off of Highway 30. The event begins at 9 a.m. Online registration is available at

Prerace entry fee is $75. ($85 on race day). Participants can enter in teams of five or more ($65 per person), or a participant can join an existing team ($65.00). All participants will receive an event t-shirt, an awesome Mudathlon medal, post-race food and beverages (including beer), a Mudathlon mug, and access to an awesome post-race party with live music. There will awards for the best costume and the best team name.

Mudathlon is a new breed of endurance events sweeping the nation that offer adventurous off-road runs that are uniquely challenging and focused on fun from start to finish. The Chicagoland Mudathlon event is 3 miles of off-road running featuring lots of mud, 20 fun obstacles, chip timing, and an outstanding post race party. Registration is now open at Participants must be at least 14 years of age.

“Each of our events will feature challenging obstacles that the Mudathletes will encounter all along their trek such as challenging mud pits, cargo net climbs, 30ft slippery mud slopes, hopping hay bales, creek crossings, and a tunnel of terror,” said Big Mudder Jeff Graves. “The Mudathlon Series is all about having a Mucking Good Time. The run its self will be a blast then add in a wacky costume contest, crazy post race activities, some great food, beer, and a killer band and you have a can’t miss event.”

Event Termology

Muck = A dark or black soil; mire; mud. Also a term used in place of profanities by the Mudathletes.

Mud-der = An athlete who performs well in muck, or muddy conditions.

Mud-ath-lete = A Mudder who successfully complete the Mudathlon and by doing so has a Mucking Good Time.

Mud-ath-lon = An off road running event consisting of multiple pits of mud, challenging obstacles, and access to post-race food, beer, and live music. An event that is simply fun, forcing even the grouchiest of mucks to have a Mucking Good Time! Products of the Mudathlon are Mudathletes.

Event Opportunities: Sponsorships are available and volunteers are needed; individual, corporate, and organizational opportunities are available at a variety of levels.