Is there an age minimum for participants?

Yes, the Del Mar Mud Run is for ages 13 and up.

Can I volunteer?

Absolutely! Email info@delmarmudrun.com to get on the volunteer list – and thanks so much for your interest and support!

Can I drop off my registration in person?

No, we’re sorry, there is no drop off, phone or fax registration for this event. Please register online – thank you!

Who do I contact with registration questions?

If you have a question concerning:

  • Difficulties registering
  • Need to change or confirm your registration
  • Verifying your user account
  • Experiencing login issues
  • Registration credit card charges

Email us at info@delmarmudrun.com.

Why are there only two registration options?

We offer 2 waves because it gives us more flexibility to ensure that teams are all in the same timeslot. If you register as a team, you are guaranteed to run with your team.

What time will I run if I sign up for Wave 1?

Wave 1 is the morning wave, so you may expect to run in a range of times from 9am -12pm. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to race day, you will be assigned your specific start time.

What time will I run if I sign up for Wave 2?

Wave 2 is the early afternoon wave, so you may expect to run in a range of times between 11:00am – 2:00pm. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to race day, you will be assigned your specific start time.

Do you allow refunds for team member substitutions?

We’re sorry, but there are no refunds for this event. However you can transfer your registration. To transfer your registration to another participant, please log in to your Active Account at http://myevents.active.com and select “transfer registration to another athlete”. You will then be prompted to enter the email address of the new participant and to hit submit..

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, a team captain (or any other team member) can pick-up the packets for the other team members. However, the person picking up for everyone will still need a copy of all of the participants photo IDs to pick-up their packets. The photo ID must contain the name, photo, and date of birth, of the participant. You can have all of your team members, take a picture of their photo ID, and text it to you, rather than actually printing out a copy. We can verify the pictures electronically. Note: If there are any minors on the team, you will not be able to pick-up their packets, unless their parent or guardian has signed the waiver on their behalf. Additionally, you will not be able to pick-up the packet of any participant that has not signed their waiver electronically.

What time do I need to arrive on race day?

Please plan on arriving at the Fairgrounds at least 1 hour prior to your race start time to park and get your bag checked in. Traffic will likely be heavy that morning, so please leave extra early and carpool if possible.

Where do I park?

Del Mar Mud Run parking attendants will direct you when you enter the gates. Please follow their directions and keep the flow of traffic moving. This is a very large event with a lot of vehicles entering and exiting the event site. We encourage carpooling to this event!

Is parking included in the participant fee?

Just like when you attend the San Diego Fair or the racetrack, there is a separate fee for parking. The parking lot is managed separately and there is a $13 cost per car CASH ONLY to park at the Del Mar Fairgrounds/Race Track complex. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE CARPOOLING to reduce your per-person cost (plus it’s good for the environment!)

Is there a bag drop for my things?

Yes! We offer a FREE bag drop to all participants with a racing bib. Make sure to bring your own bag to contain your things as we do not provide bags or accept loose materials.

Can we practice or see the course before the event?

We’re sorry, the course is closed to the public until event day. You can click here for a good idea of the types of obstacles you’ll encounter on the 5K course.

Is there a changing area?

Yes, there is a rinse-off area, foam showers, and private changing areas for males and females.

Will there be food and beverage after the run?

Yes – plenty, at our Mud Fest! Please bring cash and your ID to enjoy the day’s treats.

What should and shouldn't I bring to the event?

Bring: change of clothes, your ID, cash for yummy things, and tons of fun! Dress in costume! DON’T bring: Pets are not allowed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. BBQs, coolers, glass containers, skateboards and bikes are not allowed at the event (there are places to lock up bikes at the Main Gate to the Fairgrounds). There is no tailgating or overnight camping at the venue.

Check-in and registration: What to bring?

You must bring a photo identification to pick up your race materials.

When can I pick up my race materials?

Packet Pickup time/date coming soon! The location will be at Road Runner Sports San Diego, 5553 Copley Dr., San Diego, CA 92111. You can also pick up on Event Day. A $5 Event Day Pick-up fee applies.

How soon do I need to register for the event?

Space is limited, so we recommend signing up as soon as registration is open to guarantee your spot. Make sure you’re on the VIP list to find out when everything is happening and for a special discount! delmarmudrun.com/vip

How do I know if my entry was received?

We will send you an email confirming your registration. As the race date approaches, we will contact you with more information.

How many miles is a 5K?

A 5K race is 3.1 miles. The race takes an average runner approximately 40 minutes to complete.

Do I have to wear my race number?

Yes, you are required to run with your bib number and will not be allowed on the course without it. This is used for identification purposes as well as participant photos.

Do you offer chip timing?

Based on customer feedback, we will not offer chip timing as an option for 2018. However, for all participants at no additional charge, timing clocks are provided at the start and finish to roughly gauge your time in completing the course.

Is a charity or nonprofit benefiting from Del Mar Mud Run?

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.

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