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No, we’re sorry, there is no drop off, phone or fax registration for this event. Please register online.
If you have a question concerning:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Wave 1 is assigned times between 7:30am and 12:00pm. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to race day, you will be assigned your specific start time.
Wave 2 is assigned times between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Approximately 1-2 weeks prior to race day, you will be assigned your specific start time.
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..
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.
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.
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!
Just like when you attend the San Diego Fair or the racetrack, there’s 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!)
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.
Yes, there is a rinse-off area, foam showers, and private changing areas for males and females.
Yes – plenty, at our Mud Fest! Please bring cash and your ID to enjoy the day’s treats.
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.
The Del Mar Mud Run is for ages 13 and up.
You must bring a photo identification to pick up your race materials.
Race numbers and shirts will be given out at Packet Pickup, on Friday, May 12, from 12-7pm, at Road Runner Sports San Diego, 5553 Copley Dr., San Diego, CA 92111. You can also pick-up on Event Day, May 13. A $5 Event Day Pick-up fee applies.
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!
We will send you an email confirming your registration. As the race date approaches, we will contact you with more information.
A 5K race is 3.1 miles. The race takes an average runner approximately 40 minutes to complete.
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 the race photos.
For an extra fee, you can have your run professionally timed. You will receive a timing chip that is attached to your bib. The chip is encoded with your name, race number and other information and allows us to quickly and accurately determine your race time. For all participants, timing clocks are provided at the start and finish to roughly gauge your time in completing the course.
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.