Our Story


The founders of the Big Muddy Challenge are an active bunch. From 5K’s to marathons, an adventure dash to the toughest mud run, we’ve done it. And, then something happened… WE HAD KIDS.

We wanted an event DESIGNED for us to do WITH our families and friends. We couldn't find it - so - we made it.

The Big Muddy Challenge was born in 2013.


BMC Overview:

The Big Muddy Challenge Adventure Race builds active outdoor memories for parents, their children and friends. Are we a race - - - Yeah, pretty much... except we don't care how fast you go.

The Big Muddy Challenge is proud to welcome all fitness levels ages six and up to celebrate the day with family and friends. Our ~2.5 mile obstacle course averages 38 min to complete (run fast and the time will be shorter - walk slow and the time will be longer). We guarantee equally loud cheers for all speeds. Over 30,000 participants have experienced the BMC event series and we are proud to earn the repeated designation as a Family Tradition.

We hope to see you this season!

My 7 year-old keeps asking when your coming back to do another one here. Truly awesome time! I pushed her into puddles, she splashed me in the pond. We did mud angels. A really great daddy/daughter day. So… when are you coming back!
— Andy S.
Thank you for an awesome race day last year! One of my favorite memories of the summer! It was so nice to be a part of an event that the whole family could enjoy and complete together. Can’t wait to slide, leap frog and run my way through the mud again this year!
— Heather W.
We have done three BMCs and it is a great way for my family to have fun together. When else do you have a chance to forget about life and roll around in the mud? Thanks for organizing this great race!
— Christine D.
The Mud Bugs: Thank you for the best family friendly event that safely allows all age groups the opportunity to get a little dirty and laugh a whole bunch! We love playing together AND the 5K mud run, walk, climb, slide, hop, swim, drop, plop was awesome!
— Dani O.
BMC was one of our top family memories of the year. It was great to see the kids working together and cheering each other on. We’ll be back!
— Scott F.
Mud, fun and memories all in one. We love the Big Muddy Challenge!
— Lisa L.