Madison Mud Run

05/17/2014 - 4pm
Festival Park
Verona, WI


The theme for the 2014 Verona Mud Festival is the the great decade of the 1980s!!! Make sure you wear your best 80's costume. Celebrate the music, the movies, the hair... We will be "Rockin' to the 80's" with on the course to get you through the tough spots and our obstacles names have stood up to the test of time.

Obstacle List

Simon Says: If you decide to skip an obstacle that is Bobby Brown’s prerogative.  Just be prepared to take orders from our cruel course marshals.

American Gladiators: Fuel up on diesel and nitro.  Ring the siren.  Bring the thunder and lightning when you step into this laser of a joust pit.  Don’t get zapped or iced by our gladiators.

Over the Top: Place your bets and get ready for the long haul.  Get Sly and be prepared to “flip the switch” and overpower these rocky climbing walls.

Donkey Kong's Barrels: Roll out the barrel of mud in this side scrolling adaptation of the classic arcade...

Grandmaster Splash: The message is simple; don't get pushed if you are close to the edge of this water crossing! 

Arsenio Falls: Are you ready to get busy with loud chanting and proficient fist pumps as you traverse down this wacky slip-n-slide???

Event Schedule:

May 16th:

3-7pm: Packet Pick Up at Quaker Steak and Lube in Middleton

May 17th:

8:00am: 3-Hour and 6-Hour Endurance participants start along with the competitive adult 5K Athletes

8:05-9:25am: The remaining adult waves go off in waves 5 minutes apart. Waves will have 75-100 participants in them.

9:30am-12:00pm: Tri 4 Schools Kids Mud Run. Food, Beverages, live music and games for the adults.

12:00pm: Mud Tug of War

2:00pm: Wife carry followed by the husband carry


Early registration and packet pick-up is available at Quaker Steak and Lube - Middleton on Friday 5/16/14 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.  Additional participants may register and packets may be picked up RACE MORNING 7:30am to 9:30am at Festival Park in Verona.  You MAY pick-up other participant’s packets if you wish.


While we are not timing the Madison Mud Run, we will have prizes for the top three men and women to cross the finish line. If you are interested in competing, make sure to register to run in the first wave!

Click Here to see the Muddy Fun of past years!!


Online registration will be available and is preferred. Don't want to register online? Email us at for a mail-in registration form. With registration you will receive a t-shirt, two beer tickets, a meal ticket, and sponsorship goodies. 

Interested in running the Mud Runs as a family? We offer a family pricing package for $80, which covers an entire immediate family of 4!*

Registration is open on, so get signed up today!

Don't want to register online? Click HERE for a mail-in form for the Madison Mud Run.

***When you purchase a family registration, we will send you a discount code that will allow you to register yourself and your individual family members as individual participants or team members at no additional cost. You'll be able to select waves and individual t-shirt sizes when the individual family members register. Do not try to purchase another family registration with the discount code. The code will not work.***

Verona Mud Festival Event Descriptions

Madison Mud Run - 5K Option:  Open to adults and kids of any age.  The 5K option will include all of the obstacles listed below.  Obstacles are differing levels of ability and optional.  Skipping an obstacle results in a 10 burpee penalty per obstacle (Completed at the obstacle)  This fun event is not timed and is great for friends and families of all ages and abilities.

Madison Mud Run Pricing

  Feb Mar Apr May Race Day
Adult Individual $30 $35 $40 $45 $50
Adult Team (min. 4 members)* $25 $30 $35 $40 $45

*Each team member must pay the registration fee.

!!!New!!! Madison Mud Run - Endurance:  With a 3-Hour and 6-Hour option, this category is great for those looking to push the obstacle racing limits to the next level.  Participants in this category will complete continual loops for 3 or 6 hours depending on your level of insanity.  Participants will be required to check in at the start of each lap and a checkpoint near the halfway point.  The winner of each division will be the person completing the most laps (Half laps will be recorded and count for final scoring!)

Endurance Mud Run Pricing

  Feb Mar Apr May Race Day
Endurance 3-Hour $50 $50 $50 $75 $80
Endurance 6-Hour $50 $50 $50 $75 $80

Tri 4 Schools Youth Mud Run: Once again, there is a kids option at the Madison Mud Run.  Your child can run roughly the same 5K course as the adults, or run a special mud run course designed to be just the right size for your child.  Choose between the 1.5 kilometers or the .3 mile distances with age-appropriate obstacles.  Click HERE for more info!

!!!New!!! Mud Tug-O-War:  We want to make sure we use the mud pits for every possible purpose. Why not get 6 of your friends together and pull another team into the famous mud pit.  Teams of 6 will fight to capture the title of this newest addition to the festival.  Tug-O-War format will be double elimination with top teams in Male, Co-Ed, and all female.  Register early as a limited amount of teams may participate.

!!New!!! The Wife (Husband) Carry:  Another new addition to the festival, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  The Wife Carry event will pit heats of 10 couples against each other in a 200 meter race with two obstacles and the famous mud pit.  The winner of each heat will compete in the wife carry championship heat.  The overall wife carry champion will win the wife's weight in beer.

Don't worry, we want to keep this a non-biased event and will host heats of the "husband carry" as well. 

Register early as there is a limited capacity for this event!