EVENT BASICS

When is it? Saturday, September 22, 2018

When should I sign up? Registration is open! Sign up here

When is it?  Check-in begins at 8:00 am and the first heat will begin at 9:00 am

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

Notice: Highway 169 has a detour between Perry and Ogden. Please use an alternate route (we would suggestion Highway 17 or Interstate 35) or plan for extra time to go around the detour.

 

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? We will announce our food vendors closer to the race! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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! Here's a brief explanation of each and you can find more info on The Course page.

  • The Family Course is approximately three miles over 15 obstacles guaranteed to get you muddy. Want to test your family's or friend's teamwork skills? This is the course for you.

  • The Mini Course is perfect for the little ones who want to get in on the fun. This course is much shorter (approximately one mile), but is just as long on fun (and mud)! Note: there is an option for one free Adult Walk-A-Long with your Mini Course registration.


Cost & age info for each race

The Family Course

$50/person
$35/person for Girl Scout Members 

Ages 8 and up

Anyone under age 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Mini Course

$30/child
$15/child for Girl Scout Members

Ages 4 to 10

There is an option for one free Adult Walk-A-Long with your Mini Course registration.

 Registration deadline is Monday, September 3. All prices will increase by $10 and a t-shirt is not guaranteed after this date.


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, as well as a fire truck available to hose people off. 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.

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.


Anyone who wants to be on either course must register and complete the necessary waiver, including adults who want to walk along with their children on the mini course. Due to size restrictions, adult walk-a-longs cannot use the mini course obstacles, but may walk alongside their child. For the family course, there will be a designated spectator zone to watch and take photos during the race.

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! Note: Adult Walk-A-Longs on the Mini Course will not receive a free t-shirt but will have the option to purchase a t-shirt during their registration.

 Registration deadline Monday, September 3. All other registrations after this date will not be guaranateed a t-shirt.

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 Mini Course available for ages 4+ and the Family 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?