"A Muddy Run for the Greater Good "
What is the Kalamazoo Muddy Double (KMD)?
-Its the Muddiest Challenge Kalamazoo has ever seen! By registering for the Kalamazoo Muddy Double you get to run in The Muddy Patriot and The Kalamazoo Mud Run for 1 low price! Just follow the Kalamazoo Muddy Double Registration link and you'll get registered for both awesome events for 1 low price! Registering for KMD saves runners $13!
What should I expect from the Muddy Patriot Registration?
-You can expect muddy running, swinging, jumping, crawling…..crying, gut wrenching, and high fiving good times! A sweet t-shirt, race bib, timing chip so you'll know your run time and a Muddy Patriot Finishers Dog Tag...when you finish! (No shame in walking a lil' bit...or a lot!) You should also expect drinking water strategically placed throughout the course, a festival atmosphere with music, food and beverages.
-Parents should expect a Lil' Muddy Patriots Course for kids 12 and under (NO pre-registration required for the Lil' Muddy Patriot).
How do I register for the Muddy Patriot?
-Go to "Register" button on any of the web pages or click here.
What if I just want to watch?
-Spectators are encouraged to come out and support their favorite Muddy Patriot. There will be no charge for spectator admission. Spectators will have access to all viewing areas throughout the course, Ski Lift rides, the Lil' Patriot Mud Run for kids 12 and under. You can also enjoy the Live Music, food, drinks, entertainment, and hugs from your favorite Muddy Patriots! Parking will be $10, cash only.
What are the different events?
-The MP consists of 3 events: Individual, Team, & Lil Patriot Kids Mud Run. The Individual Heats will be from 9am to 11am. Team Heats will start at 11am and go until the last team is finished. The Lil' Patriot Mud Run for children under 12 will run from 9:15 am until 12pm. (No pre-registration is required for Lil' Patriots)
What kind of obstacles will I encounter during the run?
-Giant Mud Pits, The Spider Web, Log Pit, Plank Pit, Giant Slip N' Slides, Tire Run, Tarzan Swing, and others that you'll just have to be there to see for yourself. *All event obstacles are subject to change prior to Event Day.
Is there a minimum or maximum age to run in the Muddy Patriot?
-Minimum age to run the course is 13. If you are under the age of 18, your parent/guardian must sign for you to participate. There will be a fun filled Lil' Patriot Mud Run for ages 12 and under (Sign up same day).
Will there be any first aid available?
-A First Aid station will be available for minor cuts and scraps. Volunteer paramedics will be available throughout the course to evaluate and aid injured participants.
Who put together the Muddy Patriot?.
-Chris Bushart, United States Navy Veteran. During my 8 years on Active Duty I was fortunate enough to travel all over Asia and the Middle East, which made me realize how blessed we are here in America. I wanted to create a family event that gave people a good reason to get a little crazy, help stimulate job growth by promoting American made goods, and give back to the community. I believe that making shopping a patriotic decision and focusing on the local community will help America remain a great place to work and raise a family. My wife, Brandy and I, have created Muddy Patriot Enterprises, LLC., and have two daughters. This event is a reflection of our love for our children and country. It is in no way a statement of political beliefs or agenda.
Are pets allowed at the Muddy Patriot?
-No. We love pets as much as anyone but no pets allowed on Timber Ridge for this event.
Can I bring my own food or drinks?
-You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. But NO outside alcohol or glass of any kind will be allowed. There will be beer and lots of delicious food for purchase. Timber Ridge also has an ATM available for use.
Race Day Questions
What do I need to bring on Race Day?
-Picture I.D is a must. Dry clothes to change into and a plastic bag for your muddy running gear is recommended. Running in gear that you don't care too much about is also recommended. We are working on having shoe donation boxes set up so you can ditch your shoes and feel good about it. The charity that picked the shoes up during our first event has since ran into financial difficultly and it turns out that taking a few hundred pair of muddy shoes, cleaning them and delivering them to those who need them is not easy to pull off!
What time do I need to show up?
-We recommend you show up 1 hour prior to the start of your heat to be safe, as traffic and getting lost can be unpredictable. Check your confirmation email for your heat start time.
Will there be a way to clean up after the mud run?
-Yes, we will have fresh water rinse stations set up to get you cleaned up. Bring a towel and a change of clothes!
What if there is inclement weather?
-The show must go on! That is our philosophy. Unless there is a lightning, a tornado, or a giant locus swarm...the Muddy Patriot is on! If one of these unlikely events does occur, check our Facebook page. This is by far the best way of communicating to large numbers of people...ahhh technology!
How do I get a discount?
1. Sign up early, register today!
2. Sign up for the Kalamazoo Muddy Double! Saves each runner $13!!
How much is it to Register?
-The cost of Registration depends on when you sign up-the earlier the better! Prices will continue to go up. Click on the "Pricing" tab above for all the pricing details. NO pre-registration required for the Lil' Patriot Mud Run.
What do I do if I am experiencing technical difficulties registering?
-Contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-855-1972.
What if I can't attend the race and I am already registered?
-Contact customer service to transfer your credit to the next Muddy Patriot event. There will be no refunds.
What is the Waiver all about?
-You will sign the waiver electronically as part of the online registration process as well as a hard copy during pre-race packet pick up.
-The waiver is a necessary part of any event of this nature. We need you to totally, 100% understand, that this event is inherently dangerous. By initialing all the statements shows that you have read and understand this concept. Prior to participating in the event you must sign the waiver electronically and a hard copy(turned in on race day) as part of your registration. We will have extra waivers on site for you to initial and sign.
If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian accompanying you to sign the waiver on your behalf, without it you cannot participate!
Building teams for the Muddy Patriot?
-If you are interested in running in the MP as a team, you are in luck. Teams must consist of at least 4 runners and the team captain just needs to click the register button, then click the link that says "Team Registration-Team Captain Click Here." The team "time" will be calculated based on the average runner in your team. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams for the Muddy Patriot.
-Sorry, there will be no Groupon for the Muddy Patriot or the Kalamazoo Muddy Double in 2013. Groupon is a great service but it provides such a small amount of revenue for our organization that it is not sustainable. We have made an effort to set our prices to make the Muddy Patriot affordable for the average family and income earner.
-Pre-race packet pick up will be accomplished by simply showing up at least 1 hour prior to the start of your heat at the Timber Ridge Ticket Office. Remember that if you are under the age of 18, your parent or a guardian must sign the waiver to acknowledge the release of claims.