How to be a Utahn: Run in a Mud Run

Aug 14th 2013

Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course on a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.

Utah's beautiful landscape is a huge draw for tourists—our snowcapped mountains, our red rock desserts. But you don't hear about tourists coming in for Utah's mud. Nope, that's a local thing. We like our 5Ks a little different, with plenty of color, light and even foam runs. But arguably, the best alternative to the average run is the mud run. If you haven't been in one yet, put it on your list of essential Utah experiences.

“The Muddy Cruddy” Race Against the Odds 5K and Fun Run

Mud run with plenty of obstacles are more to get you covered in mud than to pose any serious threat. All proceeds benefit The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

Aug. 17, Mid Valley Park, 5806 Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain. Click here for more info.

Kiss Me Dirty

This 5K will make you hop, skip, jump and scramble your way to the finish line. All proceeds go to gynecological cancer research. For girls only.

Aug. 24, Salt Lake Co. Equestrian & Events Center, 2100 W. 11400 South, South Jordan. Click here for more info.

Man vs. Mud

It's been voted Utah's best mud run. Over 28 obstacles in a 5K run. And if you're really in shape, go for the course with additional challenges that are not included in the regular event.

Aug. 31, American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89-91, Wellsville. Click here for more info.

The Dirty Dash

It's 5.5 miles (3.5 if you take the shortcut). Either way, you'll end up a mess by the end of it in one of Utah's best spots to get messy, Soldier Hollow. Plenty of obstacles, some costumed runners.

Sept. 14, Soldier Hollow, 2002 Olympic Way, Midway. Click here for more info.

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut

Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con

Hike Delicate Arch

Go on a parade of homes


Dan Nailen's Lounge Act: Blasters brothers return

Events Calendar

August '14

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Twenty Feet from Stardom The Lego Movie: Movie Under the Stars
Ardene Bullard OF LOVE Tennis Tournament Improv Comedy Workshop Teachers Week at Tracy Aviary Waterbotics Inside Out Loud
United Way of Salt Lake Classic Mixed Metal Cuff Bracelet
UMFA: Highlights of the Collection Tour Trolley Square Presents: South Court Summer Movie Series
Local Natives with Unknown Mortal Orchestra Altered Books Collage
Disarmingly Honest Approach to Closing Sales! National Coworking Day Sandy Arts Guild Musical: Footloose
The Wasatch Art Soiree Animal Adoption partnered with Humane Society of Utah
Second Sunday Music Series
Kids’ Kitchen/Flavor Lab
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: The Battered Bastards of Baseball Meditation Sampler
Beck with Future Islands The Living Planet Aquarium presents Aquatic Animal Adaptations Mind Body Weight Loss: The Mind Body Connection
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Big Night Opening reception for "Still Life & Trompe L'Oeil Exhibition" Manager Training: Management theories in the real world Michelle Condrat, Julie Stutznegger, and David and Nancy Starks Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery 7th Annual Fizz Fest at SoDa Row Despicable Me 2: Movie Under the Stars Marsh M'Arrows with National Ability Center
Storytelling: Animal Superpowers Kiln Casting With Glass NAC Annual Horse Show
Anatomy Sketch Night: Animal Biomechanics Peter Frampton She Loves Me at Hale Centre Theatre
Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: God Help the Girl DamNation Screening at Impact Hub Salt Lake The Commanders Air Force Band
De la Soul with Rapsody and 9th Wonder Foraging for Wild Foods
Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival & Kids Derby Due West
Summer Dance Festival
The Head & The Heart with San Fermin Graduate Students in Creative Writing Read from their Work Moab Music Festival
Why sales people fail and what you can do about it! Advocacy for Action: Expanding Health Care to Utahans Frozen: Movie Under the Stars Electronic Music and Arts Festival
#UtahProgress Block Party Moab Artists' Studio Tour