Obstacle Race Info

Make sure you're ready for your big race!

Here's all the info to get you ready to conquer YOUR Terrain. Check out our FAQs if you still have a question and don't hesitate to contact us.

Terrain Mud Run Obstacles

What will I have to crawl over?

It will be tough. It will be fun.

And you will be proud to say you’re a finisher. Obstacles commonly seen at our events:

  • Mud. Yes. Plenty of it. And you will love crawling in it.
  • Monkey bars. They have an incline and there is water under them.
  • Cargo nets to climb. And navigate across.
  • Tubes to crawl through. With mud in them, anyone?
  • Walls to climb over. Some with holes you wiggle through. Some with ropes.
  • Balance beams. Not wide, and not dry if you fall off.
  • Hurdles are too easy. Can you jump blind-folded over hay bales?
  • Climbing walls to traverse.
  • Barbed wire to crawl under. You’ll get muddy.
  • Tire fields to run through. But with a fun, surprising twist.
  • And tire piles to climb over.
  • Strength tests. Don’t just run to train for Terrain.
  • Mental tests. Conquering this terrain is something you can do.

*All venues have different terrain and different requirements. And we keep building fun challenges, don’t be surprised when you see something that isn’t on this list!

Timing and awards

The Competitive Wave is timed:

Your time will be slower than a 5k or 10k race, and most athletes don't get timed at the race.

We use chip timing if you're in the first 8a or 8:05a Competitive Waves so you can see how fast you really are and we provide you with a free printable ‘finisher certificate’ online after the race. If you want to be eligible for an award, sign up for the competitive wave.

No matter what wave you’re in, you can pay extra to be timed and you will be able to see your results and ‘finisher certificate’ online. The only advantage of running in the Competitive Wave is the course will be clear for some serious fast running, and you will be eligible for an award.

Awards for the following in the Competitive Waves only:

  • Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the 5k and 10k. (You must complete all obstacles to be in the results and available for prizes.)

Please let our staff remove your timing chip after finishing your race. All unreturned chips will result in public humiliation… and a $25 fee.

Packet pickup

Get ready to get dirty!

The only Packet Pick Up is on race day. PPU will open 1 hour before the first wave.

Please plan to arrive 60-90 minutes prior to your wave start to allow for time to park, scan your barcode to get your shirt, drop off your gear bag with clean clothes, and stretch!

You MUST have the following before your race packet is released:

  • Check-In Sheet OR a Picture ID
  • Signed waiver. We’ll have copies available race morning, or print your own.

After you show this, you'll get your:

  • Timing chip for your shoes (Competitive Waves only)
  • Race bib for your shirt
  • Freakishly awesome Terrain race shirt
  • Access to our gear check tent – we can hold onto a change of clothes while you race

Post race

Showers, food, souvenirs, and contests!

Bring some extra cash and plan to hang out with friends for awhile.

Showers to rinse off the mud? You bet, and plenty of them. Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of shoes!

Remember to go grab the gear you checked before the race so you can relax at the Terrain Festival with friends and family. Speaking of family, bring everyone for free* and spread out a blanket. There is plenty of room for them while they’re cheering you on through the final exciting obstacles!

We will have vendors with great food and drinks. Plan on listening to music and cheering on athletes while you get some lunch and a drink!

Race Swag! We have so much sweet Terrain gear, it needs its own event!

So, get started

Register now and start training!

The prices go up as we get closer to your race day, sign up now!

Choose which race you want to do and get excited for your big race!