Q: What time does the mudrun start?
A: The Mud Run’s first wave begins at 8am!
Q: If I’m running the Mud Run can I register as an individual or as a team of more than two?
A: The Mud Run will ONLY have teams of two. Sorry, no individuals, you’ll be happy you have a partner for some of the obstacles.
A: Dig the Ride will be individuals only – sorry, no tandem bikes allowed, though that would definitely be a challenge!
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sorry, no friends of the four-legged variety are allowed. Unless, of course, they are a registered guide dog and are easily identified as such.
Q: Is there beer at the after party?
A: Yep! There will be plenty of frosty cold beverages to soothe your thirst after the race! Make sure you BRING YOUR ID! There will be an ID check for a beer bracelet. No bracelet, no beer! And of course plenty of non-alcoholic beverages too (we’re doubling this year’s order of water, so plenty to go around)!
Q: Is there an Early Bird Special for registration? Do Prices increase?
$100 per team through May 25
$120 per team May 25 – June 12 –
$140 per team June 13 – June 20
Students, Military and First Responders price stays $100 (MUST PRESENT VALID ID AT PACKET PICK UP)
DIG THE RIDE:
$50 per rider through June 18
$60 day of
*Note, both event registrations come with unlimited access to the Party Pit activities including food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
Mud Dobbers Run for 7 year olds and younger is FREE!
Parking is FREE!
Spectators are FREE – unless you want to partake of all the great food & drink and then it’s only a $10 donation to the Lady Bamford Center.
Q: Is there a minimum age for JCB MudFest?
A: Yes, for The Mud Run ages 8 and up are allowed to participate in the run. For ages 7 and under, we will have a kiddie race called the Mud Dobber. Adult supervision Is required during the Mud Dobber race.
A: For Dig the Ride, you must be 13 ages and up. Riders 13-17 years old will be in the Youth Division.
Q: How hard are the Mud Run obstacles? Is it something I can do with my kids?
A: The JCB MudFest is designed for and geared toward having fun, getting muddy, and getting your heartbeat up! That said, the obstacles will not be as intense as some other muddy events throughout the country – NO fire pits,death-defying towers or barbed wire! There will be some serious mud pits to slosh through, some other man-made, remember we manufacture dirt-loving equipment, and natural obstacles to conquer.
A: Dig the Ride has several categories so feel free to ride at your own comfort level. Novice (1 lap – 5 miles), Intermediate (2 laps – 10 miles) and Advanced (3 laps – 15 miles).
Q: Will there be a mass start?
A: The Mud Run race starts in waves. Approximately 25 teams go at a time, with a 3 minute lag between each wave.
A: Dig the Ride riders take off in a group but are not timed until your bike crosses the start line.
Q: Will I be able to get cleaned up before I have to drive home?
A: Yes. After you finish, cleaning stations are available to help wash some of the mud and dirt off… if you want! There will be plenty of time to dry off (if it’s not raining) at the after party too!
Q: Where do I go for packet pick-up?
A: You can pick up your JCB Mud Run packet at Fleet Feet on Friday, June 19th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM or the morning of the MudFest at JCB.
A: Dig the Ride packets can be picked up at MudFest the day of the race ONLY.
Q: What if I can’t get to the Mud Run packet pick-up on Friday, can I get everything I need for the race the morning of?
A: Absolutely! Packets can be picked up race morning between 6:30 AM and 7:45 AM at JCB, just look for the Packet Pick-up / Registration sign.
Q: How deep is the lake?
A: Parts of the lake may be over 6 feet deep. There will be ropes and other sneaky ways to get yourself across. However if you are unable, or do not want to swim you may run around the lake. There will be also be certified lifeguards on duty at all times.
Q: Do I have to wear a costume?
A: You do not have to wear a costume but feel free to show your wild side as there will be awards for the Best Team Costume. Just remember to keep the costumes family friendly since there will be plenty of kids of all ages enjoying the mud and sludge!
Costume judging will take place at the JCB Events Trailer (near start / finish line) from 7:15 AM – approximately 9:30 AM!
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: Sorry, but there are no refunds. As soon as the registration is processed, the proceeds go to The Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development.
Q: Can one member of the Team check-in for everyone on the Team?
A: Absolutely! As a matter of fact, it’s encouraged since we are expecting 2,000 muddy runners this year! All you’ll need is your Team Name or list of both teammates names AND the signed waiver for each runner! Download the waiver here —>
Q: What if it rains?
A: Are you kidding? That’s even better… more MUD! Some weather considerations may require an adjustment to the start time but we’re getting muddy on race day!
Q: I’m not much for slogging through the mud but would love to volunteer!
A: Excellent! We appreciate the help… plus you’ll get a really cool t-shirt! >>> click here to sign up to volunteer
Q: Do I have to wear a helmet for Dig the Ride?
A: Yes! Remember, safety first and we want all our riders in one piece after the race!
Q: Will you have a bag check?
A: Sorry NO bag check, so make sure to bring a friend if you need someone to hold your “stuff.” Please leave valuables, especially jewelry at home!
Q: Can I bring my bike if I’m not participating in Dig the Ride?
A: You sure can, but a few rules for the biker set. Please be aware of the runners, this is a race after all and there will be a lot of them! And, as tempting as it will be, absolutely no unauthorized bikes are allowed on the Mud Run OR Dig the Ride course.
Q: Can I load up a cooler with food and non-alcoholic beverages and bring with me?
A: Of course, just remember we are not responsible if someone finds the contents of your cooler to their liking! We will also have food and beverages at the Post Race Party – racers are free, all spectators are a $10.00 (cash or check) donation to The Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development. Please note, due to permitting restrictions, you are NOT allowed to bring alcohol on site.
Q: What if I just want to come out and watch the fun!
A: We recommend it! It’s great to running or riding along with an extra 10 pounds of mud stuck to your shoes and have people cheering you on from the sidelines! Parking is free but we are asking for a $10.00 (cash or check) donation to The Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development that will also give you access to all the food and beverage at the Post Race After Party. Please remember to have a Photo ID if you plan on having a beer. People 21 and over will be required to wear a wristband to consume alcohol.
Q: Do I have to sign a waiver before the race or can I do it the day of?
A: Signed waivers are required to be dropped off when you pick up your race bib or race plate.
Mud Runners – You can do this the day of the event, but we recommend you save precious time by downloading and printing the Registration and Waiver and picking up your bib during packet pick up.
NOTE: EVERYONE participating must provide the completed waiver at packet pick-up! The Team Captain (or any team member) can bring in both team member waivers at once and pick up the entire team’s packet — highly encouraged — or each team member can bring in their own waiver and pick up their packet… just make sure you remember the Team Name because that is how we’ll find your packet!
Download the 2015 JCB MudFest Waiver & Release form below!
Please remember Mud Runners – you MUST bring a signed waiver for EVERY TEAMMATE in order to pick up packets!! This is not negotiable so print it off here!
Q: Are there local hotels with JCB MudFest rates?
A: Our local hotels are great to JCB MudFest and several are offering JCB MudFest rates, check out MudFest preferred hotels below. Make sure to mention the “JCB MudFest Promotional Rate” at time of reservation.
Doubletree Savannah Airport
50 Yvette J. Hagins Drive
Savannah, Georgia, 31408
JCB MUDFEST RATE: $109 per night. *Does not include Breakfast
Comfort Inn & Suites – Savannah Airport
15 Jay R. Turner Drive
Savannah, Georgia, 31408
JCB MUDFEST RATE: $89 per night – Includes breakfast
Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Airport
10 Stephen S. Green Drive
Savannah, Georgia, 31408
JCB MUDFEST RATE: $99 per night – Includes breakfast
Keep checking back as we add more!