Event Details


Thanks for everything, Mud Runners – you rocked as always! Until next year, check out our next 5K event on Saturday, June 17th – The Official County Fair 5K! Tickets at sdfair5k.com.


Saturday, May 13th, 2017


Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014


The 8th annual Del Mar Mud Run will be taking over the historic Del Mar Fairgrounds on May 13th! Fifteen epic mud- and fun-filled obstacles strategically placed along a 5K run/walk course, followed by our signature post-race FOAM FEST showers courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience! Are you ready for this?!

All participants will receive:


  • Official 2017 participant shirt
  • 1st beer FREE
    (or non-alcoholic beverage)
  • Located at the Historic Del Mar Race Track
  • FIFTEEN mud & fun filled obstacles
  • Sponsor hookups
  • FREE Bag Check
  • A unique 5K course around the stables & infield
  • Chip Timed Wave Option (Extra Fee) + Timing Clocks


***Please help support our charity partner, the Challenged Athletes Foundation! Half of all tech tee proceeds go directly to support Operation Rebound!***


Price increases to the next level at 11:59pm on the dates listed below, unless the allotment of tickets in that price category sells out early. The best way to ensure you receive the lowest available price is to get registered as soon as possible!

Price Level Good Until Price
Presale SOLD OUT $47
Early Birds SOLD OUT $52
Gettin’ Dirty SOLD OUT $55
Mud Lovers SOLD OUT $60
Time’s Almost Up May 12th $63
Event Day May 13th $73

*Please note: Entry fees are non-refundable and prices above do NOT include the mandatory insurance contribution, processing fees or additional purchases. Prices are subject to change at any time.*

Looking to challenge yourself? For just a $5 upgrade fee, you can have your Del Mar Mud Run experience professionally timed! Choosing this option in the registration path provides you a temporary timing chip to attach to your shoe during the 5K run, so you can train to beat your personal record or square off with your friends!


2016 Course Map


Packet Pickup will be Friday, May 12th from 12pm to 7pm at Road Runner Sports – San Diego (5553 Copley Dr. San Diego CA 92111). If you pick up your race materials on the day of the race, there will be a $5 fee per person to pick up at the race location.

BONUS! You’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! OR join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! Restrictions apply. See store for details.


Whether you’re an army of one or many, we want you to be a part of the fun too! Volunteers 16 years old and over are welcome, and you’ll receive a commemorative t-shirt, food and beverage, and a bunch of thanks from our staff and our participants! We need your help Friday at pre-race packet pick up at Road Runner Sports, Saturday on the course (task areas include obstacles, chip timing, water stations, parking, bag check-in, etc.) and Saturday afternoon cleanup on the course.

Find out more – Visit Our Volunteer Page »


Get ready for heart pumping music throughout the event!  More info coming soon!


This event is proudly benefiting CAF, Challenged Athletes Foundation’s® (CAF) Operation Rebound® program. This is the premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities. It provides unparalleled opportunities to pursue active, athletic lifestyles by offering access to funding for equipment and training and competition expenses, Military Medical Center Physical Training (MMCPT) and sports clinics. Check out more on the program here!


Dr. Bronner’s brings their Magic Foam Experience to the Del Mar Mud Run. Post-race, dance your way through their All-One hot showers and be blasted tingly clean with their organic and fair trade castile soaps. Try out their organic and fair trade body lotions and hair crèmes and take home a free 2-oz bottle of soap at the race. The “Foam Zone” is open all day. See you there!


Work Hard and Play Hard TOGETHER!
Purchase registrations for your employees and enjoy:

  • Discounted Bulk Registrations
  • Designated space on site for your employees
  • Customized T-shirts and apparel
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Charitable tie-in (CAF)
  • Seamless integration into your current Wellness program

Click here to learn more about Corporate Registration Packages and pricing.

Email jamie@govavi.com to get registered today!


Supports Shoes for a Cause for worthy causes for those who are less fortunate. Extending a hand to reach out for shoeless people and making life worth living. Together we can make a difference. Anyone can donate shoes at the event, not just participants!

Please note, there are no refunds for this event.

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