When is it? Saturday, September 21, 2019

When should I sign up? Right now! Registration is now open. General registration closes September 6. All other registrations after this date will have a late fee and a t-shirt will not be guaranteed.

Where is it?  Camp Sacajawea, 55 miles northwest of Des Moines. The address is 638 L Avenue in Boone.


How do I get there?  Prefer written directions? Take Hwy 30 to Boone. Turn north onto Story Street (4-way stop). Turn west (left) onto Mamie Eisenhower and drive about 1 mile. Turn north (right) onto Marion Street (just after Lincoln Elementary on the right). After railroad tracks, turn west (left) onto E26. Stay on E26 – you will curve around, pass Waterworks, and then cross over the Des Moines River.  After the river, continue on E26 for about 3 miles until you come to a wide left curve in the road. Take the right fork onto gravel (L Ave). In about ¾ of a mile, camp will be on the right. Parking will be on the left. 

Will there be food? Yes! The Machine Shed Food Truck will be there with food for purchase. Be sure to bring cash if you’d like to purchase food.


What is the format of this race?

We have two different courses so participants of all ages and skill levels can join in the fun!

  • The 3 Mile Course is approximately three miles with over 20 obstacles guaranteed to get you muddy. Want to test your family's or friend's teamwork skills? This is the course for you.

  • The 1 Mile Course is perfect for the little ones who want to get in on the fun. This course is much shorter, but is just as long on fun (and mud)! NEW THIS YEAR! We’ve updated the 1 mile course and adults can now participate with their little ones! *Course is still recommended for runners under age 8.

Cost & age info for each race

The 3 Mile Course

$35/person for Girl Scout Members 

Ages 8 and up

The 1 Mile Course

$15/person for Girl Scout Members

Ages 4 and up

*Recommended for runners under age 8.

Note: Anyone under age 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for either course.

How early do I need to arrive the day of the event?

Plan to arrive an hour ahead of your heat time to allow plenty of time for parking and registration.

There will be outdoor overhead showers along the fence of the pool at camp. Participants must use these outdoor facilities to wash as much mud as possible off before entering the Shower House to cut down on the mud entering the building. Please note: the Shower House is only available for female race participants. There will be outdoor showers and enclosed changing areas for male race participants.

Will there be showers available?

Will the race be timed?

No. Participants are encouraged to bring a stopwatch if they want to track their time.

Great news! We’ve updated the 1 mile course and adults can now participate with their little ones. Anyone who wants to be on either course must fully register and complete the necessary waiver. There will be designated spectator zones to watch and take photos during the race as well.

Can I walk along with my child running the race?

Water will be provided on the course.

Will water be available on the course?

Race participants will receive a t-shirt and refreshments after the race!

What do I receive with my registration?

Yes, runners will be required to sign a Participant Waiver for the race. Parents/guardians will sign on behalf of participants who are minors.

Do I have to sign a waiver?

This race benefits Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, with funds supporting valuable leadership experiences for girls across the state.

Who does this race benefit?

Of course! Spectators are welcome to come and watch the race!

Can I bring my own cheering section?

We're still busy planning! Check back for more information on pre- and post-event fun.

Is there a post-race party?

You can expect to get wet and muddy, so wear old clothing and shoes! 

What should I wear/bring?

No, due to the size of this event, we are unable to provide child care.  Parents/guardians are solely responsible for the safety and supervision of their children on the day of the event.

Will there be childcare provided?

Obstacles are designed for people of all skill levels, but runners can choose to skip obstacles they are not comfortable with.

What if I can't complete an obstacle?

Yes! This is a family friendly event with the 1 Mile Course available for ages 4+ and the 3 Mile Course available for ages 8+.

Are kids welcome?

Of course! We couldn’t do it without them. Find more information here


Are there volunteer opportunities for the Gimme S’more Mud Run?

Parking will be available for no charge on site at Camp Sacajawea. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged!

Where do I park and will there be a charge?

Port-a-potties will be available at the event.


Will restroom facilities be available at the event?

 Yes, there will be a secure location to check your belongings during the event.

Will there be a bag check?

First Aid personnel will be on hand for minor injuries.  Boone County Hospital is less than 10 miles from our location.

Will first aid be available if I get hurt at the event?

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this event.

Can I bring my pet with me?

There are no refunds and no transfers. This event will occur rain or shine, however, we reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. If the Gimme S’more Mud Obstacle Run is cancelled, no refunds will be issued. Instead, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

What is the refund or transfer policy?