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Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

June 20, 2015

3.5 or 5.4 Mile Obstacle Trail Runs June 20, 2015Mudslide

2014 Results are Here!

Congratulations to all finishers, and best wishes to the brides! A chilly start, but it ended up as a great day. Fun times had by all. Mark your calendar for June 20, 2015 for our 4th annual event!

Long Course results

Short Course results

View Photos Here!

Check out Ready Image photos to see just how muddy you got!

View the 2014 Video Here!

It just goes to prove how much fun playing in the mud can be! Click here to view on Vimeo. Thanks to Ashley and Billy.

What's the Mudslide?

The fourth annual Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's 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. 


There is a max of 1200 competitors. Register by November 9 for $55, by June 1 for $60 or by June 19 for $80 for the 3.5 OR the 5.4 mile run on June 20.  Day of race registration is not available. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog and 2 beers (or beverages). The Kids' Race is $5 (up to age 12), register for kids at the Yodeler Deck.

Special New Year's Resolution Offer! Register by January 31 and get $5 off your entry. Use promo code: newyearsresolution.

Eventbrite - Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

The Friday night packet pickup is from 4PM to 8PM at the Overlook Terrace by the pools. This is also the last chance to register for the event. 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. Please allow 45 minutes to get from the base to the starting line at Spruce Lake! Spectators may ride for $5. Click Here for a course map with obstacle marked. 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! The 5.4 mile course adds a loop from Eagle across to Cindy's, down a logging road to lower Bear Cub and back uphill to Explorer. This section is so steep we've installed ropes to help you scramble up! You'll navigate eleven obstacles along the trail and the final challenge 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 matt starts and finishes will be in place this year. Check out this fun video showcasing a few of the obstacles.

The Kids' MiniMudslide course is 1/2 mile long and will include 2 obstacles plus the mudslide. Start and finish is at the Training Center. The miniMudslide takes place after the Mudslide is complete, 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 will be out on the course capturing your most muddy moments. They'll be set up on the Yodeler deck where you can view and purchase your photos, or go on line to order later.

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 include The City Garage, Do-Op Gear, Power Bar, Red Bull and more. Starting at 11:30, competitors will receive a free hot dog and 2 beverages. Friends and family are welcome to purchase food and beverages 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!!!

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 for reservations.

EARLY BIRD LODGING! Book by Nov. 9, click here for one night stay at the Inn at Holiday Valleyclick here for 2 night stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley. Includes for 2 people: Mudslide entry fee, overnight accommodations with heated pools and outdoor hot tubs 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.

Book at the Inn at Holiday Valley after Nov. 9 Click here for a one night stay, click here for a 2 night stay. Includes for 2 people: Mudslide entry fee, overnight accommodations with heated pools and outdoor hot tubs 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 on tickets for Sky High Adventure Park!


Thanks to our Sponsors

Powerbar is supplying Performance Energy Wafer Bars for all competitors! Towne Mini is our Mudslide finish line sponsor! A BIG thank you to Holiday Valley Ski Patroller, Bill Marx from Leisure Living pool supplies and Findlay Vinyl who have supplied us with a pool liner which will make the final obstacle, the mudslide, faster and more fun! Mentholatum is supplying Natural Ice lip balm to all competitors. The City Garage of Ellicottville is supplying prizes for the top males and females and Mud Sweat N Gears is supplying prizes for the costume contest.


 Click here to find out more. about sponsorship.