Register today for Little Rock’s Dirtiest 5k, the Mud Run!

June 17, 2024

This year’s race will feature a new team challenge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 17, 2024) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Registration for the Mud Run – affectionately known as Little Rock’s Dirtiest 5K – opens today. The Mud Run is a project of Little Rock Parks & Recreation and will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at War Memorial Park in Little Rock. 

Mud Run organizer Geneva Lamm said this year’s event will feature a new team challenge element called Mud, Guts & Glory, an old school tug-of-war challenge where teams of six will face off in a bracket format tournament competing for glory and the championship.

“We started the Mud Run to introduce people to the sport of running to people who would have never considered it before,” Lamm said. “It’s a big change of pace from your typical road race, which is great, but we wanted to add a more competitive element to the event.”

Lamm noted that part of the glory of the Mud Run is not to finish fast, but “to finish in style.” She said race organizers hope that adding Mud, Guts & Glory to the event’s roster will bring in people who are drawn to that competitive finish that the Mud Run doesn’t offer. “Not everyone wants to run or walk. Tug-of-war opens the day to people who workout but aren’t into running.”

This event shares the same mission of the Little Rock Marathon – to provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking while raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Although the two events share a mission, participants who have only run Little Rock on Marathon Weekend might be surprised at how laid-back event around the Mud Run can be. Mud Run shares another similarity with LRM – costumes and themes are highly encouraged for both the run and the tug-of-war competition.

Registration is $25 through July 16, when it jumps to $30. Day of registration for the Mud Run will be $45. Mud, Guts & Glory will follow the same fee structure. The Mud Bug, a special event for kids 10 and under, will follow a $15/20/25 fee structure.

For more information visit www.mudrun.org

Race Day Timeline of Events for the Mud Run and Mud, Guts & Glory includes:

  • 7:00 am – late registration and packet pick up opens
  • 7:50 am – presentation of official types (the VIPs and such)
  • 7:55 am – reading of the rules and other silly stuff that’s also important and needs to be said out loud
  • 8:01ish am – official race start (or as close to that as we can get)
  • 8:25 am – Mud Bug waller
  • 8:45 am – awards ceremony and other official stuff
  • 9:30 am – official start


About Little Rock Marathon
The mission of the Little Rock Marathon is to provide a premier event open to athletes of all abilities, while promoting a healthy lifestyle through running and walking and raising money for Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Since its inception in 2003, more than $1.3 million has been donated to Little Rock Parks & Recreation. Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend is held the first weekend in March each year and includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K run/walk, a children’s mile and a free two-day health and fitness expo. With an estimated $3 million in local spending annually, more than 335,000 individuals have participated in a Little Rock Marathon race, event, or free training program.  This has been achieved through school-based programs, community outreach, partnerships with running/walking groups across the country and passionate grass roots promotion.

About Little Rock Parks & Recreation
Little Rock Parks and Recreation oversees 63 developed parks and twelve undeveloped parks totaling over 6,100 acres.  In addition, the Little Rock Parks & Recreation offers a wide range of youth and adult recreational and sports leagues, after-school and summer playground programs for children ages 6-15, outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation and programs for seniors.  Funds raised will continue to support parks and recreational programs for all ages. For more information about Little Rock Parks & Recreation please visit https://www.littlerock.gov/residents/parks-and-recreation/.

Media Director, Little Rock Marathon
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