What are the dates for next year 2014 mud run?
Well, thanks for asking. We have set the date now for next year. September 20, 2014. Sorry for the change this year but with all the other "so called" mud runs, we felt we should try to accomodate others with changing our date from our first year September date. Bad idea. Still a great turnout for 2013, but much better fall colors and better time to be running through the woods and in the mud. So, SAVE THE DATE - September 20, 2014 for the 3rd Annual 5K Viking Challenge and 10K Viking Crusade all on one day. Music, camping, more food vendors, more colorful, and tons of people and fun!
What Do I Get?
- Entrance into the event grounds, a Viking Challenge and Crusade t-shirt, bib, timing chip and runners packet.
- Entrance to the live music event in the evening, access to the food vendors and a beautiful sunny or rainy day.
- Event participation pride!!!
Food vendors, clothing, merchandise, and beer will be available for purchase throughout the event.
How do I get there?
Is it safe?
Well, there is always risk of injury involved with everything. Even just simply walking outside can be dangerous. The Viking Challenge has mud, uneven trails, obstacles, risk of fall, and tripping, and getting wet, muddy, dirty, scratched, pulling a muscle, breaking a leg, falling off an obstacle, etc. Be careful. This is a family friendly event and safety measures have been taken to protect and make the run as safe as possible, however, there are 13 challenging obstacles, water, mud, rocks, tripping hazards, uneven ground, slippery grass, and many other ways that you could get injured. You must be careful and understand your own limitations when attempting an obstacle or participating in the event. Small children MUST be accompanied by an adult during the entire course. It is a parental decision to allow children under 18 to participate and children on the course who are less than 12 MUST have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times.
Participants and spectators enter and participate at your own risk. Every effort has been taken to make it a safe, fun day for everyone. There will be a medical tent for first aid along with paramedics and an ambulance on site throughout the event.
Para-Corp medical management will be on site coordinating the medical teams in case of an emergency and we will have an ambulance crew available for medical needs and transportation if necessary.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Can we compete as a team?
Yes. Teams are encouraged to register. Best costume, best theme team costumes are encouraged. Teams can help each other through the course, encourage each other to keep going, raise money for their cause by getting sponsors for their team and getting pledges for the charities.
TEAM CAPTAIN can register and CREATE a new team. Then the team captain can invite others to join the team. Individuals wanting to register for a team would select individual registration category and "JOIN" an existing team once the team captain has created it. Select the team you wish to join and you will be part of the team. This option allows teams to be created and individuals to pay for and register separately. There is no limit to the number that can join your team. There is a discount applied after "JOINING" a team from the regular individual registration price.
Teams do not receive a TEAM time. Individuals on the team receive the time and race results for all individuals will be posted on-line after the race. Compete as a team or individually. Raise additional money for your charity as a team. It's all about the challenge, the mud, the sweat, the fun and the money raised for our charities!
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->I am not in good shape can I do this?
People of all ages will be participating in The Viking Challenge and Crusade. If your not in good shape, maybe you should train a little so you don't hurt yourself. Also, it's just more healthy to be in shape! Any ability level can walk or run in the event. You can stop and take a rest during the course if you want. Remember, we have medical personnel available throughout the day but it is a good idea to be in shape for this challenge. There are no rules except that you must stay on the course and you assume all risk while on the property.
What if I can not swim?
Although there is some mud and water, there is NO swimming necessary unless you go off the track on your own and jump in the lake! It’s not allowed, and again it is at your own risk. If you go into the water, then you should know how to swim.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->What is Packet Pickup?
Participants can pick up their runners bag when they “check in”. Your bag includes your race bib with safety pins, your t-shirt, your extra t-shirts if ordered online, and some extra “goodies” to keep and use while in Fergus Falls and Otter Tail County.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->What should I bring?
- Your photo ID (required at packet pick-up).
- A change of clothes.
- To save time at check in, please sign the participants waiver form online at active.com
- Cash for food and drink. There will be an ATM cash machine onsite too!
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->What should I wear?
If it is cold wear something warm, or if it is hot then wear something not so hot. Should be a nice summer day so plan accordingly. After you are done running (short, t-shirt, costume, tennis shoes), have some dry clean clothes to change into for the music and watching the rest of the runners. You can wear a team T-shirt, running shirt, uniform, creative costumes, or anything you don’t mind getting dirty or muddy.
Running shoes or shoes with good support that can get wet, muddy, dirty, and if you choose, donated to Greensneakers when finished. We will have a shoe drop area for Greensneakers marked where they will be cleaned and donated.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->When is the post race party?
Continuous throughout the day. The Viking Challenge and Crusade participants will receive admission to the music event. Others coming after 5 pm for the concert will pay $10.00 cover charge for admission to the event. Food vendors and beverages (including adult beverages) are available all day and into the evening. Bonfire will begin when it is lit (around 7 pm).
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->What if it rains?
It will be a blast if it does, and even better if it doesn’t. Either way, you're getting muddy, dirty, wet, and tired if you participate. Spectators may want to have rain gear. Rain gear is available for sale at the event. Bring sun screen, and bug spray I suppose.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Are there showers available after the race?
Yes, there are "warm water" male/female showers available to shower off following the run.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Will there be drinking water along the way?
Yes, drinking water will be available along the way. We will have volunteers stationed at each medical station with tables of water available to runners and walkers. First aid personnel will be at these areas or race personnel will be able to contact our first aid folks if needed.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Can you mail in your entry?
No. All registration is done online through ACTIVE.COM registration system. Do not mail.
Can kids compete?
For participants under 18 years old on race day, your parent or legal guardian MUST be present or sign your waiver and release for you. Any children less than 12 years old MUST have their parent or legal guardian accompany them on the course at all times. Children less than 12 and older than 7 can only run during the 3:00 PM and later waves IF accompanied by their parent.
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-Waiting list?
Please check back if the time slot or race is FULL. We may increase numbers of runners and add race times if needed.
Race day registration?
If the race is not FULL by race day there will be registrations accepted, however there is no guarantee that late registrations (after August 1, 2013) will receive a participant T-Shirt or timing chip for timing your individual run. These need to be ordered in advance and although we will order some extra for race day registrations, there is no guarantee that you will receive one. We will not be mailing T-shirts out to late registrations. If they are available you will pick it up when you register. If none are available you can purchase T-shirts on-site until they are sold out. To guarantee a t-shirt and timing chip, be sure to register by August 1, 2013.
Where can I stay?
You can stay with mom and dad, in a tent, camper, hotel, resort, park bench, tree house, motel, your friends lake home, or you should check out the following links with lodging, resort and camping information.
On site camping available, $25.00 per night or $40.00 for the weekend per camper/tent. (payable on site or through Active.com with registration)
Click Here For Lodging Info
<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Warrior Dash is only open to participants 14 years old and older. or participants under 18 years old on race day, your parent or guardian must be present during on race day at packet pick-up to sign a waiver and release for you. If your parent is unable to be present at packet pick-up to sign the waiver, please click HERE to download the waiver. I have a different question, how do I get it answered?
Not real sure. Google maybe? Or, if it is related to THE VIKING CHALLENGE and CRUSADE, you could click on this link "Contact us" and we will see if we can answer your question.