The backbone of the continent can be your obstacle course.
5K Mud/Obstacle Run
1. Early Bird Registration – $35/person – CLOSED
2. Regular Registration – $50/person – April 1 – June 24
3. Race Day Registration – $75
1 Mile Mighty Mucker
Kids 12 and under – $10/child (Parents may run with child for free)
About The Race
You’ll see a lot of filthy behavior at the Great Divide Mucker, but nobody should feel ashamed. A delightfully dirty experience is guaranteed for all, without a shred of guilt required, even for the orthodox. Runners will get down and dirty, up and over, through and around, and in it all the way to their necks—just to satisfy an irrepressible urge to wallow in heavenly hilarity.
A moderate level of fitness should suffice for most participants. The course covers about three miles and climbs a few substantial hills along the way. The mountain terrain will have most folks breathing plenty hard. The obstacles are set up to be a fun challenge, and relatively painless. If you’re looking to break rocks with your fists, walk on hot coals, or shed tears, you’re at the wrong event. At the Great Divide Mucker, folks should come to play.
Figure on encountering some two dozen obstacles as you travel the route. The course follows rugged service roads with plenty of rocky, uneven footing along the way. We’ll have stream crossings, commando-style rope climbs, hurdles, cargo net climbs, slippery slopes, and of course mud—lot’s of it. Be prepared to slog, slide, jump, stumble and crawl before you reach the finish.
Participants will set off in waves about every 20 minutes. The first wave of the day will be a competitive heat with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places awarded. Other waves won’t be timed. It’s not a race. The object of the game is for everybody to get as goofy wearing running shoes as they ever have or will again. Besides the shoes, give some consideration to the rest of your attire, too. We have consistently observed that accoutrements like pink leotards, superhero capes, and wedding dresses seem to help people create and maintain the most delightful frame of mind. Just don’t expect to wear your Mucker outfit again.
For the junior members of the Mucker clan, there will be a kid-sized version of the course, complete with water features, hurdles, and enough mud to cover them from head to toe. The Mighty Mucker course cover about a mile, and it won’t be suitable for toddlers. But for high energy scamps who love grime (and you know your kid will), it will be the sloppy highlight of the summer. Expect priceless pics in the aftermath. The Mighty Mucker will follow the adult event. Restricted to kids aged 12 and under, parents are encouraged to participate with their little ones. Those concerned parents who want more information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our Helena-area lodging partners for offering special rates for Mucker participants:
Comfort Suites Helena
Rate:$99.00 + tax/fee
Helena Colonial Red Lion Hotel
Rate: $99.00 + tax/fee
Wingate By Wyndham of Helena
Rate: $95.00 + tax/fee (Availability limited to Kings only)
Jorgenson’s Inn & Suites
Rate: $88.00 + tax/fee for 1 or 2 Queen rooms
Includes: Breakfast, fridge, microwave, HDTV
Rate: $69.00 – tax/fee
Includes: 2 queen beds,
microwave, fridge & hair dryer,
indoor pool and hot tub & free continental breakfast.