A mud run is an obstacle course based race sure to test your endurance and ability to handle getting seriously dirty. For many they are also a whole lot of fun. The article “The 12 Most Epic Mud Runs in the World” on the Daily Burn website outlines the 12 most popular mud runs. These include Spartan Race, Dirty Girl Mud Run, Muddy Buddy Adventure Series, The Zombie Mud Run, Mudderella, Warrior Dash, Civilian Military Combine, Rugged Maniac, Savage Race, Tough Mudder, Down and Dirty Obstacle Race, and BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series.
- The Spartan Race, now an NBC TV series, is ranked #1 in the best mud runs, with events worldwide.
- Dirty Girl Mud Run is ranked #2, a women-only 5K mud run charity event, collecting money for breast and ovarian cancer research.
- MuddyBuddy Adventure Series is ranked #3, teams of two must stick together for the entirety of the run, benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
“To most participants, mud runs are about the camaraderie of teamwork rather than the thrill of a new personal record.”