The Run

The Challenge

All are welcome to take part in the Finger Lakes Mud Run! Gather up your friends and family young and old for a fun-filled day of recreational exercise, festivities, and tons of mud to mess around in. The Mud Run is no simple task, so be sure you’re up for the adventure. The trail is 4.5 - 5 miles long with over 25 different obstacles. But have no fear - you will not have to face the challenge alone! Besides focusing on finishing the course, all participants are encouraged to help fellow runners through the obstacles along the way. We have multiple options to fit each person’s preferences.

Tough Option

The fitness zones from year four are back! Those participants who want to put their strength and agility to the test can choose to do the fitness zones, brought to the Finger Lakes Mud Run by various area gyms and fitness fanatics. The fitness zones add length to the race -between 1/2 and 3/4 of a mile, as well as additional physical challenges. Last year, they included an Army-style sandbag carry, burpies in the mud, rolling a tractor tire, and more! 

Friendly Option

If you are going with a group of friends and only in it for the excitement, no worries! The FLMR is not a race, so you are free to travel the course as fast or as slow as you wish. Fitness zones are entirely optional. To add to the fun of it, many groups have ran the course in matching costumes. The more enjoyable you make it, the better. And, this year, if you come in costume, prepare to be judged! That's right, we are bringing back the costume contest. More information will be coming on our Facebook page, so keep an eye out, and like/share us on Facebook to keep up to date on all our news!

Family Option

We try to make the FLMR event as family friendly as possible. Gather up all your relatives and turn the day into a family outing. If children are too young to participate in the full-length course, we have a Mini Muddy course in the Kid Zone. All day long, there will be plenty of music, food, and socializing to enjoy! We are allowing children ages 12 and up to participate in the big race, and we've had participants well into their seventies join us, so get the gang together, dress up (see about about the costume contest!), and join us on September 24!

Corporate Team-Building Option

The Finger Lakes Mud Run is the ideal event for groups in need of some team-building exercises. The course is designed in a manner that demands teamwork and encourages comradeship. There is no better way to build fellowship and trust than trudging through the mud alongside your group mates and working together to overcome the obstacles.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are greatly needed and appreciated. The Finger Lakes Mud Run would not be a success without the wonderful groups we have had over the years. We could always use more extra hands, so please don’t hesitate to sign up! To volunteer, please contact As we get closer, you'll get more information about what exactly we need. Typically, jobs include everything from merchandise sales to obstacle supervision to registration. We can always use people to set up and tear down as well. Ages 12 and up are needed as volunteers, and we are happy to provide service hours if your teen needs them. Give Melissa a call at CFL (252-9305), or shoot her an email! 

Spectator Opportunity

Don’t like getting dirty? That is no excuse to stay home! Even if you wish not to participate in the run itself, you are welcome cheer on your relatives and friends and take advantage of the priceless photo opportunities! Unlike some of the other big races out there, we do not charge for parking or for spectator-ing, so come to Everest on September 24 and see what it's all about! 

Course Development

Our wonderful staff of volunteers are working diligently on the concepts and construction of new obstacles for 2016. Along with the new additions, some obstacles from past years will be reused and updated. Also, if you know what a "WOD" is, you’re going to love our new fitness zones. Do you have ideas for new obstacles? Do you know how to swing a hammer or clear a trail? Let us know; we'd be happy to have your help!