Saturday, June 17, 2017


James Cownie Soccer Complex/Park
2600 Hartford Ave.
Des Moines, IA


Little Muddy Buddy Trot: 9:00 a.m.
Mud Run (approx. 3 Miles): 9:30 a.m.

Packet Pick Up

Location: Cownie Soccer Complex

Friday, June 16 - 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 17 - 7:30 - 9:20 a.m.

Family or friends may pick up each other's packets.  No ID or confirmation required.  Individuals please check-in by LAST name.  Teams please check in by TEAM name.

Mud Run Course 

This unique trail is like no other in Iowa!  In the heart of Des Moines, the course is carved through a grass and wooded stretch along the Des Moines River.  Racers of all abilities will have a great time traversing obstacles and several mud pits including the signature Mucky Mud Pit!  

New for 2017.  Participants will have the option during the run to choose the path they want to take.  Participants can choose a short and easier route or a longer and more difficult course. 

The short and easier route will be approx. 1 mile with less obstacles and less mud.  

The longer and more difficult route will be approx. 3 miles and participants will experience more mud, more obstacles.


Little Muddy Buddy Trot (approx. 200 meters)

The Little Muddy Buddy Trot will be a chance for the kids to get muddy as they venture through the Mucky Mud Pit.  Parents are encouraged to run with their child (parents do not have to register to run with their kid in the Little Muddy Buddy Trot)


Age Requirements

Based on the age determining date of June 17, 2017
Little Muddy Buddy: 5 and under
Mud Run: 6 and over

Entry Fee Includes

Mud Run T-shirt - upgrade to a dri-fit shirt for an additional $10
Post race refreshments
Finishers survivor medal
Free parking
Rinse stations (hoses)

Race Tips

Wear your grungy clothes and old running shoes. (No Spikes Allowed) 
Make sure your shoes are double or triple tied.
Avoid clothes with pockets, pockets carry extra mud.
Leave your jewelry at home.
Bring a trash bag, dry clothes and towel.
Make-shift shower stations available.
Men's and Women's Changing tents available.
We are not responsible for your personal gear.

Bag/Gear check is not available on event day


The Iowa Games Mud Run would not be possible without our volunteers.   If interested in volunteering please click here:  Mud Run Volunteer

All volunteer assignments will take place at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.   Parking is Free however please plan enough time to park and walk to the run location.  

All volunteers will receive a Mud Run t-shirt and refreshments.  

Volunteers may potentially get muddy.  We encourage all volunteers to wear shoes or clothes they don't mind getting muddy.  

Volunteers please check in at the packet pick up tent on the West side of the complex.  


Friday, June 16
Packet Pick Up - 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Job duties - Handing out race packets & t-shirts to participants, stuffing race packets with materials, etc. 

Saturday, June 17
Packet Pick Up - 7:00 - 10:00 AM
Job duties - Handing out race packets & t-shirts to participants

Post Race Refreshments - 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Job duties - Stocking post-race refreshment table with snacks, cutting watermelon & other fruit, cutting bagels. 

Water Station (on the course ) - 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Job duties - Filing water cups, handing water cups to participants.  (An ATV will transport you to the location on the course)

Water Station (finish line) - 8:45 - 11:30 AM
Job duties - Filing water cups, handing water cups to participants, refilling water jugs, monitoring bottled water station

Start/Finish Line - 8:45 - 11:30 AM
Job duties - Help stage athletes for the start, handing out the survivor medal as participants finish the run

Course Monitor - 9:00 - 11:30 AM
Job duties - Make sure that the participants know the route to run, monitor obstacle stations, be on alert for overall safety of participants.





$25 - Postmark and online through Wednesday, March 15, 2017
$30 - Postmark and online from March 16 - June 7, 2017
$35 - Online only until 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017
$40 - On-site (registrations will be accepted at packet pick up on Friday evening or Saturday morning)
*Upgrade to a Dri-Fit shirt for an additional $10.00.

Teams of 4 or more runners. The first 4 runners pay full price. Starting with the 5th runner, a discount of $5.00 will be given during registration. You must select the team registration option during online registration.  One person must register the entire team.  You can add members to your team through June 15.  Your initial transaction must meet the minimum number of team members (4).


$5.00 - Postmark and online through Wednesday, June 7, 2017
$5.00 - Online only until 1:00 PM Thursday, June 15, 2017
$7.00 - On-site (on-site registrations will be accepted at packet pick up on Friday evening or Saturday morning)

Entry includes a cotton T-shirt, race number, post race refreshments. 

Katie Kramer
888-777-8881 ext. 103