Holiday Valley Mudslide

Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

Results from 2017 Mudslide!

Congrats to all competitors, what a fun day we had. Here are the 2017 Mudslide results.

Photos from 2017 Mudslide!

Check out the Ready Image photos from the finish line. For more photos look at Holiday Valley's facebook page.

Hunters Hope logoit's over now, but the sixth annual Holiday Valley Mudslide was a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! The 3.5 mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake (we'll even give you a ride up on a chairlift) and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill. The 5.4 mile course adds a bit of uphill running, just in case you're feeling especially tough. Be sure to join us next year on June 16, 2018. Registration opens soon!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Jim Kelly’s Hunter's Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to giving hope through education and awareness, research, and family care for Krabbe, Leukodystrophies, and Newborn Screening.


The Pre-registration entry fee for the 2017 3.5 OR the 5.4 mile run is $45 through September 31, $55 from October 1 through November 30, then  $60 December 1 through June 16, 2017. Race Day registration (if available) is at the Yodeler Lodge from 8:00AM to 10:00 AM for $70. There is a max of 1200 competitors. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog and 2 beers (or beverages). Children as young as 7 years old can run on the 3.5 mile course, but they must be accompanied by an adult. The Kids' Race is $5 (age 3 to 12), register for kids at the Yodeler Deck. 

2017 Mudslide Registration

Packet Pickup  

The Friday night packet pickup is from 5PM to 8PM at the Cabana Bar by the pools. 

Saturday packet pickup is from 8AM to 11AM at the Yodeler Lodge. 

Course Route

The event will start in waves of 100 people per wave at 10AM from Spruce Lake, beginning with the long course runners. A ride to the start on the Spruce Lake chairlift is included in the entry fee. Spectators may purchase a lift ticket for $7 at Sky High so they can watch the start. Please allow 45 minutes to get from the base to the starting line at Spruce Lake! Click Here for a course map with obstacle marked (pdf). The 3.5 mile course goes from Spruce Lake, across the cross country trails to the top of Eagle, down Woodstock, across Explorer to Morning Star then through the woods and across Mardi Gras, down Holiday Run to Edelweiss and finish at the Training Center. The short course elevation has a drop of 600 feet - downhill! A new layout for the  5.4 mile course is the reverse of previous courses and we've added a couple of new obstacles to the 11 obstacles of the 3.5 mile course. The final challenge for both courses is a giant mud slide down lower Yodeler. Your medal will be awarded at the finish line. Prizes will also be awarded to the overall 3 fastest males and females. Chip Timing and mat starts and finishes will be in place. 

The Kids' MiniMudslide course is 1/2 mile long and will include several obstacles plus the mudslide. Start and finish is at the Training Center. The miniMudslide takes place at approximately 1:30. Register your child under the Yodeler Deck for $5.

Check in and a bag check is from 8AM to 11AM at the Yodeler Lodge. After your run you can shower under the snowguns and changing facilities will be available. 

Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the most creative. 

Our photo service, Ready Image will be out on the course capturing your most muddy moments. You can go on line to order your photos.

The Post Race Party!

Tunes, games and plenty of liquid refreshments will be at the post race party on the Champagne Sundeck, just outside the Yodeler Lodge. The Vendor Village will have several local shops and related booths. Starting at 11:00, competitors will receive a free hot dog and 2 beverages. Friends and family are welcome to purchase food and beverages (featuring sausage, veggie burgers, beef on weck and more)  and join in the fun. A DJ will keep the party goin' on. Bring your (friendly) dogs, frisbees, hula hoops and smiles.

Be sure to wear your medal in town after the event and on Sunday for the respect you DESERVE!!!


Immediately following the Mudslide, head back up to Spruce Lake for Adventure Bound Onthefly's Paddlefest, the kickoff to the summer water activities at Spruce Lake. There will be Kayak and SUP Demos, Kids Races, SUP Yoga Demos, Fly Fishing Demos, live music and a BBQ...with free admission. Chairlift rides on Spruce Lake chair are free to Mudslide Participants and spectators who paid for a chair ride to the Mudslide start. 2:00-7:00PM. Others may purchase a lift ride at Sky High for $7.

Special Mudslide Lodging Rates

Make the Mudslide a special weekend and enjoy an overnight at the Inn at Holiday Valley, The Tamarack Club or a Holiday Valley Rental Property. Call (716) 699-2345.

One or two night stays are available. Includes for 2 people: Mudslide entry fee, overnight accommodations with heated pools and outdoor hot tub as well as access to the three pool complex at the Holiday Valley Lodge. Guests of the Inn at Holiday Valley will also receive a complimentary continental breakfast.  

Ask about adding tickets for Sky High Adventure Park to your lodging package!


Check out photos here from 2016, or Facebook Photos here.

Are You Interested in Sponsoring the 2017 Mudslide?

This is a great opportunity to access 1200 competitors and spectators who are happy and enjoying the after-event festivities. You can place samples or coupons in competitors' goodie bags, hang banners and even have a tent in our Vendor Village. If you want to reach outdoor adventurers, this is the place to do it! Download the Sponsorship Form.

2017 Sponsors include:

West Herr Auto Group, Orchard Park NY

Adventure Bound on the Fly, Ellicottville, NY

John Harvard's Brew House at Holiday Valley

Villaggio, Ellicottville

The City Garage, Ellicottville

Do-Op, Ellicottville

EVL Half Marathon, Ellicottville

Ellicottville Oasis Spa, Ellicottville

Nature's Remedy, Ellicottville

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hunter's Hope.