How to train for MuckFest MS

The MuckFest® MS course is built for laughs, but it’s also designed to give runners a real feeling of accomplishment. There are muddy pits, trenches and craters that surround 15+ obstacles, so there are additional physical demands associated with the event. However, the most important thing to remember is that YOU can approach the run in any way you choose.

No Special Training Required

This is the fun mud and obstacle 5K for everyone, whether you just ran a marathon or just rolled off the couch. It’s your choice whether you run the entire course like it’s the Olympics or take a, shall we say, more leisurely approach. The point is that you can conquer the MuckFest MS course in whatever manner suits you. No one’s timing you and there are no prizes for being first across the finish line. We won’t even make you do push-ups if you skip an obstacle, but we might put your face up on the Jumbotron or on the side of the MuckFest MS Blimp. (We don’t have a Jumbotron… or a blimp.)

You Know Best

How you train and for how long are dependent on you. You know best how you can handle the physical demands of running, jumping, swinging, climbing, swimming and celebrating (at the finish line and in the MuckFestival area). So, whatever your fitness level, being prepared for the run allows you to have the best MuckFest experience possible.

Other Tidbits of Interest

Event Photos – get a look at the people who do MuckFest MS (and check out those wacky outfits!)

Get Inspired by Michael from Boston – read this blog post from a Boston runner who chose MuckFest MS as his first running event!

Anatomy of a Mud Obstacle Runner – our handy-dandy infographic for the sharp-dressed mucker. (Coming soon!)

And now, a fun note from someone with a law degree…
Please note: any health, safety and training information provided to you in connection with your participation in MuckFest MS is not intended to replace or be construed as medical advice and any such information is not a substitute for seeking medical advice or treatment from your medical provider. Before starting any exercise program or following any recommendations, advice or other instructions regarding training for this event or any athletic event, you should first consult a physician and have a physical examination.