BMC is 100% team based and each participant must be at least six years old. 70% of youth participants are between the ages of 7 & 10 years old. 65% of adult participants are between the ages of 35 & 43 years old
BMC is proud to encourage participants to go at their own pace. You will hear equally loud cheers regardless if your team walks or runs. Average finish times range from 29 to 53 minutes.
BMC courses range ~ 2 to 2.5 miles and average twelve obstacles. Some courses have optional additional routes for those who want to extend the fun.
Plan on arriving at least 60 min prior to your start time to allow for parking, Check-in, bag drop off and warm up.
There are two critical items to bring to the race. Adults need a valid govt ID and each participant regardless of age must turn in a hard copy waiver form. Don’t worry about paper tickets, your online registration puts you on the list for race day check in.
During the online registration process you will select the start time for your team. If you are interested in changing that time, no problem. You may log back in to do so or drop us a line and we can help.
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Partnerships with venues are core element of our philosophy of building the best family experience. If you would like to talk, contact us through the form at the bottom of the page.
You will get wet and muddy. If you have brand new kicks or sweet gear it’s probably best to not wear them. Jewelry of all kinds are encouraged to be removed and left at home. Costumes however are highly encouraged!
An incredible experience shared with family & friends, a BMC finisher shirt, free event photos and on site sponsors often have plenty of give aways.
Big Muddy Challenge has on course photographers for each event. Great holiday card moments! Odds are the BMC photo team will capture a sweet photo of you and your team. After crossing the finish line and after you rinse off be sure to stop by our photo tent. The instant gratification continues when you see the latest photo's hot of the press.
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At the Big Muddy Challenge we do not charge spectators to cheer and congratulate their family or friends at the finish area. For everyone’s safety we set up specific spectator areas to keep the course clear for participants. We will kindly ask spectators to remain in the designated areas.
You have the ability to select your starting time during online registration. If you learn later that something comes up and you need to change your race time, no worries, you can log back in and select a new start time based off all waves that are still open.
We design all obstacles with detour paths and varying difficulty levels so there is a good chance you will be able to complete all obstacles. However, All runners should assess each obstacle at the approach to determine if their fitness level and overall condition will enable them to complete it without injuring themselves or others. Go around any obstacle that you or your child don’t want to complete.
The race will not be canceled for rain! This is the Big Muddy Challenge! If there is lightning, we’ll delay waves until it passes. When the race resumes, waves will go off at 15 minute intervals until the race is back on schedule. If there’s severe weather that prevents the event from being held at all on Saturday, it’ll most likely be moved to Sunday. In the event the immediate Sunday is unavailable, We will follow the same process as our venue selection process below.
We have a formal venue selection process to ensure once registration is open all details are accurate. However, if something arises out of our control we will select a secondary location within 60 miles of the primary venue. We also will make every effort for the event date to remain the same. If for any reason it does change, we realize the hassle this is for everyone. We will offer credits and discuss any situations that don’t work for our participants.
All registrations for Big Muddy Challenge events are non-refundable. However, if you are really in a jam you can contact us to potentially transfer your registration.