Building a great racer experience

At MST we look for dramatic and challenging race terrain and the right host site partners, with the goal of delivering a great racer experience.

Can I get hurt?

Certainly. Though we hope you won’t get seriously hurt, there’s no legal way to complete our courses without some scratches and bruises.

What do I get for my money?

Here’s what you get when you register for a Mudd, Sweat & Tears event:

 - Event ticket

 - Mudd, Sweat & Tears participant t-shirt

 - 1 free beer for racers of age (after you finish)

 - Custom Mudd, Sweat & Tears finisher medal!

Who is behind mudd, Sweat & Tears?

Mudd, Sweat & Tears is run by an experienced team of course designers, promoters and organizers of sports events and outdoor and adventure marketing pros. We are all athletes and racers ourselves. We know what mudd tastes like. Check out our team page for more info on who’s behind Mudd, Sweat & Tears!

What is the Muss, Sweat & Tears philosophy?

 - We don’t quit

 - We don’t whine

 - We take care of ourselves in order to take care of our team mates and help others

 - We treat ourselves and others with respect

 - We take every obstacle with pride

 - When we fall we get up, but first we enjoy the slide!

 - Lending a helping hand is nothing to brag about, it’s the only way to achieve something

Do I have to sign a waiver to participate?

Yes. Please check your confirmation email or the event pages for the download link.

What is the minimum age to enter a race?

The minimum age to enter the race is 12 years and up. Make sure you get your parent or legal guardian’s signature on the liability waiver you need to bring with you on race day!

Is there a maximun age to participate?

No – if you feel fit enough to complete a course we welcome you with open arms.

How do I request a race closer to me?

Drop us a line at @muddsweatandtears.com with a proposed location and we’ll see what we can do!

Are there course maps online before the race?

No – being prepared for the unknown is a part of the Mudd, Sweat & Tears philosophy.

Where can I buy Mudd, Sweat & Tears merchandise like t-shirts or sweatshirts?

At every race! In addition, we are currently working on an online shop that will be available on muddsweatandtears.com shortly!

What if I can't swim?

All obstacles are optional. We do not recommend that you try to complete a water obstacle, unless you are a competent swimmer.


Will I stay clean & dry?

Do 30 burpees, go for a hill run, then a mountain bike ride, roll in the dirt, jump in a lake, repeat 3 times and ask yourself the question again.


 Registration is done online the the further in advance that you register, the more you save. You can register individually or as part of a team and there are no limits to team size.

Race Day

Are pets allowed?

No – all Mudd, Sweat & Tears race courses have to be pet free for safety reasons.

Is there a parking fee or a fee for bag check?

There are no parking fees or bag check fees at any Mudd, Sweat & Tears race.

What should I bring for the race? What should I wear?

Bring your usual outdoor running gear:

 - Lightweight quick dry clothing
 - Trail running shoes
 - Gloves (personal preference)
 - We strongly recommend not wearing any jewellery with the exception of watches

- Spare bag with full change of clothes

- Towel

- Small plastic bag to put your race shoes and clothing in once you finish

Don’t forget to bring your signed waiver!

Will you cancel when there's bad weather?

Unless there is a hurricane, a tornado or a large, aggravated dinosaur bound for the race site, we will never cancel because of bad weather.  We do however, reserve the right to change courses or take obstacles out of play at any time, to ensure your safety and overall enjoyment when on course.

Can I skip an obstacle?

Yes.  All obstacles are voluntary, however, if you skip an obstacle, one out course marshals will ask you to do 15 burpees, 15 push ups and 15 squats (also known as the Mud, Sweat & Tears penalty).

 How is the starting done?

Heats or starting waves begin at 9am and are spaced 30 minutes apart. You select your starting time when you register online.

Will you have aid stations along the course?

There will be aid stations strategically positioned throughout the course with water and bananas.

Will you have first aid coverage of the race?

There will be a staffed first aid areas close to the Start, mid-point and finish area of the course. All Marshalls throughout the course will be on radio contact, and in the event you get injured or require medical attention, please notify the nearest course Marshall right away and they will notify our first aid team immediately.

What happens after the race?

Once you cross the finish line you will receive your medal for completing the course. Afterwards join us for your complimentary beverage.

How long before my heat should I show up?

We recommend that you arrive 1 hour before your selected start time to check into registration, grab your pre-race package and get pumped!

MST Photographers 

 We have 3-4 photographers positioned at various parts of the course at all races. We do our best to have photos published 24-48 hours after each race online at the MST Facebook page.


Where do I sign up to volunteer?

Right here.


Where should spectators watch?

We encourage your friends and family to come out and cheer you on! Viewing locations are provided near the start and finish areas of the race, as well as designated areas throughout the course (location and site specific). The best place to see the action really is the start and finish area, and due to the nature of the event and course design, we ask that spectators only watch from designated “spectator areas”, and that they not wander along the race course otherwise.

Is there a fee for spectators?

No. We want your family and friends to see you get dirty.

Will there be food and drinks available?

Yes. There will be plenty of food and drink stations along the race course for racers. For spectators and after the race, there will be drinks and food stands to purchase food.