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Jun 5, 2017 2:15:16 PM

Get Muddy: Armed Services YMCA Mud Runs


The Armed Services YMCA is connected to two upcoming Mud Runs! Camp Pendleton and Hampton Roads both have Mud Runs happening this summer. These events are great for individuals and families looking to participate, or to spectate! Time is running out to register for the Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, but there’s plenty of time to register for the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Mud Run in August

 The Marine Corps Mud Run at Camp Pendleton is taking place June 10th and June 11th. Camp Pendleton is in Southern California and is the United States Marine Corps’ major West Coast base. You can choose the 1k, 5k or 10k. There is also a kids race. A T-shirt, medal, free parking, and post-race refreshments are included with registration. The best part is that this is an opportunity to have fun and support the Marines at the same time!

Marine Corps Mud Run participants can receive $10 off any 5k or 10k race with code YMUD2017. More information regarding the event can be found here and you can click here to register. The last day to register is June 7th.

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Armed Services YMCA Hampton Roads is hosting their own Mud Run in August. Geico Military serves as the main event sponsor. Together, they put on a wonderful Mud Run. The event takes place August 12th. The location of the race is Joint Expeditionary Base–Little Creek, located in Virginia Beach, VA.

The event can accommodate 2,100 adult runners and 400 Mini Mud runners ages 5-12 yrs old. The race continues to grow each year. The large number of participants make for an exciting and encouraging atmosphere.

The Mini Mud Run for kids varies between $30-$40 depending on when you sign up. The 8k race ranges from $50-$75 for individuals, $100-$150 for couples, and $250-$375 for teams. The sooner you register, the better the deal. Active Duty Military can use code MIL2017 for 20% off race registration.

A ton of great freebies are included as part of registration. A free 7-11 Slurpee truck will be on site in addition to free pizza and free beer! What more could you want?! An after party breaks out following the race thanks to the on-site DJ. Finishers also have a blast jumping in the ocean to swim and clean off. 

Lindsay Maldonado, Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Program Director says even beginner fitness levels would enjoy the event, “Some of our staff have run this race as first time beginners and loved every minute! You don’t have to be an expert to have some fun in the mud.”

The race is full of different elements such as sand, mud, and an obstacle course. These additional elements can be foreign to some, but well worth the plunge to participate. If you’re unsure about participating, she has another message, “Feeling uncertain about signing up is normal! However, what better place to push yourself and challenge those stomach butterflies than the same place that is home to some of our most elite US Navy personnel? Don’t hold back.. sign up and take the challenge!”

For more information regarding the event and to register, head over to this page. 


The Armed Services YMCA supports military service members and their families in a variety of ways. We’re proud our local branches provide fun activities for junior enlisted service members and their families. We also love connecting our junior enlisted military with an amazing community. If you or someone you know is looking to meet new people, make new friends, and have a blast consider checking out the Camp Pendleton or Hampton Roads Mud Run. To learn about other great programs and services we provide, check out our website.