Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do this? Yes!
How do I train? You should be able to run 3 miles, crawl, jump, climb & have enough balance to walk across a log.
What is the distance? 3.1 miles
What do I wear? Shoes and gear that can get muddy, wet and dirty! Please leave your jewelry at home.
Can I wear my ipod during the race? No! We will not be searching through the course and/or mud pits for lost ipods, phones, jewelry…we will have music throughout the event.
Can I wear a costume? Yes! Please consider that there will be kids at the event & that your costumes will get muddy & dirty!!
Any restrictions to race? Racers must 14 years old on race day & be able to complete the obstacles unassisted to qualify for awards. We will have volunteers at each obstacle, but racers should be able to complete them unassisted!
What if I need assistance at one of the obstacles? We will have volunteers at every obstacle. You will forfeit your opportunity to win an award if you are assisted.
Is there a time limit? No, athletes are permitted to walk the course.
Will it be necessary to swim? No, only crawling through mud/water and running through water.
Can a person of average ability participate or do you have to be an elite athlete? This course is designed for racers of all fitness levels to have a great and challenging time.
Can I walk around the mud pits? No, you will have to either crawl or run through them, if you don't want to get muddy, this race isn't for you!
Volunteers? If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and have a blast watching the mud racers!
Cancellation/refund policy? There will be no refunds for any reason including weather.
What does the entry fee include? T-shirt, entrance into the Arapahoe County Fair on race day, timing chip use(optional), live band starting at 11:00 on race day.
Will there be medical support? Yes, we will have medical support at the race and volunteers at every obstacle.
Will there be food or water available before/during/after the race? Yes! There will be water available on the course as well as after the race and food available to purchase from the many vendors at the fair (yes, you get to smell it while you're racing at no extra charge =).
Will there be Awards? Yes, the top 3 male and female in each age group will receive an award, as well as the over-all top 3 male and female. The entire course & obstacles must be completed unassisted in order to qualify for awards
When/how do I pick up my packet? Info to Come
Can someone pick up my packet for me? No, all racers will need to show an I.D. and possibly sign a waiver.
Can friends and family watch? Yes, however since this event is part of the Arapahoe County Fair this year spectators will need to purchase a ticket to get into the fair to watch. Racers can purchase tickets at 50% off the normal pricing ($5 if purchased either while registering, at packet pick-up or on race morning before 10:00 a.m., maximum of 10 tickets per racer). There is plenty of FREE parking.
Will there be teams? You can register as a 'team' with everyone being listed under the same team name; however, times are only given for individual entries as are the prizes. The team option is just for those who want to have fun with their friends/co-workers! Be sure to sign up for the same entry time with your friends/team when registering!
Why are there entry times? This is to spread the racers out so people are not standing around at an obstacle waiting to complete it.
Will there be photographers/videographers at the race? Yes! Smile when you see them! Are dogs allowed? No dogs are allowed on the fairground property with the exception of guide/working dogs.
Are strollers allowed? Strollers or baby joggers are not allowed on the course, only in spectator areas.
What if it rains? Even better! The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (lightning), the race may be delayed.
There is a strict no refund policy.
No drugs or alcohol allowed. Anyone found under the influence will not be allowed to race and will forfeit all fees. There will be beer available to purchase for racers 21 & over for after the race.
Who benefits from the Silly Pig Mud Run? A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Homes For Our Troops which is an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our severely injured soldiers and their families. There have been many homes built in the Denver-Metro area already by HFOT. We hope to have several of the families present at the race, as we did last year.