Mud Runs for Children

Best Mud Runs for Kids


Good Mud Runs for Kids and Families

Mud runs and obstacle courses are a fantastic way to make some memories and show kids how much fun fitness can be.  Not all mud runs are very kid friendly, but there are plenty of event series that are doing a great job planning fun and challenging events that give kids the opportunity to have fun and get dirty. Mud Runs for Children

Depending on how old your kids are and what events are coming to town, you might be able to enjoy the mud pits together. The age minimum for most popular national series is 14, with a few exceptions.

  • Dirty Dash allows children under 14 to participate if parents stay with them the whole time.
  • FoamFest also allows children 10 and up to participate and their obstacles tend to be more kid friendly.

If your kids are younger than the minimum for a race, or you just want to compete without waiting for junior, choose a race that offers kid version of the real deal.

  • Spartan offers the Junior Spartan at all their events for children 4-13.
  • Dirty Dash also offers the Piglet Plunge for kids 12 and under.

Plenty of other local events also feature a kid version, so make sure to be on the lookout for a children’s event if that’s something you want to do.

Check out Mud Running HQ’s Mud Run Calendar to find events near you.



Here are 2 tips from Mud Running HQ subscribers about cool local events to check out that do a good job with kids events:

“My kids and their friends enjoy running in the Mighty Mile race which is part of the Swampfoot 4 Mile in St. Clair, MI. Very well organized and they do some pretty challenging obstacles.”

The Gauntlet 5k Trail Run offers a Free 1 Mile Kids Race ages 7-13) with mud and obstacles. Registered parents can run with them when they have completed their course. They also offer well attended child care and activities for the kids while their parents are competing in their wave.”

Parents, any additional suggestions about good events to look out for?

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