FAQs

Where is Everest Park?

Nestled between neighboring farms, Everest Park is located at 5343 County Route 72B, Auburn, NY 13021 - about ten minutes from Auburn, and ten minutes from Skaneateles. For GPS purposes, use Google Maps. Directions from East Genesee St are as follows: Turn right onto Beech Rd (about 2.5 miles east of downtown Auburn). Drive 3 miles and turn right onto North Rd. Keep driving for another 1.8 miles and turn right at the destination.

Where are the nearest hotels?

If you are coming in from out-of-town for the Mud Run and need a place to stay, Auburn has plenty of hotels and restaurants open for visitors. Hotels are listed below:

Hilton Garden Inn
(315) 252-5511

Inn at the Finger Lakes
(315) 253-5000

Holiday Inn
(315) 253-4531

Springside Inn
(315) 252-7247

Sherwood Inn (Skaneateles, NY)
(315) 685-3405

What else is there to do around the area?

Auburn is located at the tip of Owasco Lake, one of our most beloved attractions. Check out Emerson Park for a beautiful lake-side walk. Auburn is also known for some of its historical sites including the Seward House, Harriet Tubman Home, and Case Museum (the home of 'talking pictures'). Go ahead and take it all in if you wish to make your stay a little longer! 

What do I wear?

Be sure to dress appropriately because the FLMR will take place in any weather, rain or shine. Runners should wear old sneakers and clothing that can be disposed. We also urge runners to dress in crazy costumes to make the experience even more enjoyable we’ve even seen grown men in pink tutus! For spectators, we highly recommend tall boots, rain gear, an umbrella, and extra shoes for the drive back.

How long is the course?

The course is approximately 4.5 - 5 miles long, with about 25 different obstacles. For anyone who would like to supersize their workout, this year we are offering new fitness zones along the way. 

Is there parking available?

Parking on Everest Park grounds is FREE. Please carpool if possible! Four-wheel drive is recommended, especially if it's a rainy day. We do not offer parking permits in advance, but handicap parking is available with the proper tag. No parking on North Road or Swarthout Road, or you risk getting ticketed and towed.

What makes the Finger Lakes Mud Run different than other mud run events?

Unlike other mud runs, net profits from the Finger Lakes Mud Run are used to help sustain Champions for Life, which operates Everest Park and the Brian Bisgrove Home of Courage. We truly appreciate all participants, volunteers, and spectators, and we thank you for helping support this wonderful cause. 

Why is it so inexpensive?

The Finger Lakes Mud Run is only $60 per participant - about a third of the price of the more well-known runs. That does not mean that the FLMR is any less exciting or challenging than the other similar events. So, you may ask, what makes it so inexpensive? We keep the price lower in order to attract all members of the community, including those unable or unwilling to give the extra cash. Additionally, our event is organized by a wonderful group volunteers, which omits the need to pay the cost of wages. We work hard to keep the FLMR affordable and fun for all ages!