Youth Mud Runs

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Fall Mud Run! Photos are now up on the Focal Flame website and are viewable by bib number.  Please enjoy the FREE downloads thanks to our sponsors, Elements Massage and Functional Integrated Training!

Congratulations to our Fittest School for BOTH Mud Runs this year…Lincoln Elementary in Madison!



Registration is now CLOSED for our Fall Mud Run.

2014 Pricing Information

Remember to enter the name of the school you would like to donate your money to when you register!


Early Price (until 11:59pm 8/23)

Late Registration Price (8/24 until 11:59pm 9/24)

Race Day Registration Price (If race is not sold out) 

Individual Child $20 $25


Multiple Children in a Family
$15 $20


Adult – 1.5 mile or 5k Course – NEW! $25 $30


Adult – 0.3 mile Course – NEW! $10 $15 $20


Scholarships Available!  If your child would like to participate in the Tri 4 Schools Youth Mud Run and will require financial assistance to enter, please contact our Race Director at  For those who register at least two weeks out from the race, we can work with sponsors to find running shoes for your child if needed.


Race Information

Obstacles will be safe for children of all ages (no barbed wire, fire, or electric shocks here!). We will also rotate in new obstacles along with some of your favorites for each race.  Parents, talk with your children about which obstacles they feel comfortable going through – they can always go around an obstacle and take the “clean track” if they don’t want to get wet/muddy.

The course maps and obstacles for the Fall Mud Run are posted below.  Please talk with your child(ren) about which obstacles are safe for them to go through.  They can always go around any obstacle they do not feel comfortable with.

Intermediate Course Map with Obstacles

Long Course Map with Obstacles

Short Course Map with Obstacles


The distances and suggested ages are as follows, but remember, you can sign up for any distance you would like!  The key is to challenge yourself and train appropriately.


Distance Recommended Ages
Appx. 1/3 mile  6 and under
Appx. 1.5 mile 7-11
Appx. 3 miles  12 and up




The race will be held at Festival Park in Verona, located behind City Hall – 111 Lincoln St., Verona, WI 53593

Driving directions via Google Maps can be found here.

From the Beltline, take the Verona Rd. exit and take 18-151 south.  Take exit 81 for Verona, heading west on Verona Avenue until you see Culver’s on your right.  Turn left onto Lincoln Street, and the park is just past the fire station on your left.



You can park in the small lot at City Hall, at Eagles Nest ice rink.  There will be street parking available, but please be aware of No Parking signs in certain locations as marked by Verona Police.

Friday, September 26th

An optional early packet pick-up will be held from 4:30-6:30pm at Madison Smile Solutions, 5602 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719.

You are also welcome to pick up your packet on race day starting at 7am at Festival Park in Verona.

Waves will start approximately five minutes apart, with breaks to re-set our courses in between distances.

Start Time Distance Number of Waves
8:00am – 8:20am 3 mile course Adults & Kids combined 5, capacity 50 each
8:25am – 8:45am 3 mile course, kids only 5, capacity 50 each
9:00am – 9:15am 1.5 mile course, Adults & Kids combined, 9:35am, 9:50am 4, capacity 50 each
9:20am – 9:55am 1.5 mile course, kids only 8, capacity 50 each
10:15am – 10:25am 0.3 mile course, Adults & Kids combined 3, capacity 35 each
10:30am – 10:55am 0.3 mile course, kids only 6, capacity 35 each

If you need to change a wave, you will need to do so online (available until online registration closes) or on race morning at our Wave Changes table.


All youth participants will receive finisher medals.  This race will not be timed, so there will not be any awards for top finishers.  The goal of this race is to encourage fun and fitness, so if your child would like to be timed, please have them wear a stopwatch.

Finally, we have one traveling trophy that will be awarded to the school with the most participants.  This will be a traveling trophy presented at your school after the race, and you can display it proudly until the next Tri 4 Schools event!


NEW this year – every child participating in the Mud Run can download FREE FocalShare race photos from Focal Flame Photography. From muddy grins to finish line celebrations, Focal Flame’s professional photographers will capture great memories. You can view the Fall 2014 photos here!

Looking for photos from our Spring 2014 event?  Click here.

Free FocalShare race photos are sponsored by Tri 4 Schools, Functional Integrated Training (F.I.T.) and Elements Massage. Please thank each of these terrific sponsors!




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