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Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

June 14, 2014

3.5 or 5.4 Mile Obstacle Trail Runs June 14, 2014Mudslide

Get ready for a fun day with running, mud, obstacles and lots of happy people! Register now at

2013 Photos are Here!

What a fantastic photo opportunity. The Holiday Valley photo service was out on the course and at the final slide. Click here to find your photos, complete with a Mudslide logo!

What's the Mudslide?

The third annual Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 9 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. 

Registrationmudslide big splash

There is a max of 2000 competitors. Registration is $60 for the 3.5 OR the 5.4 mile run through June 1, 2014. The Kids' Race is $5 (up to age 12), register for kids at the Yodeler Deck. Day of race registration is not available. Yodeler Lodge. You must pre-register before June 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog and 2 beers (or beverages). If you're thinking about it now because we're limiting the field to 2000 competitors. Preregister here on

The Friday night packet is from 4PM to 8PM at the Yodeler Lodge. This is also the last chance to register for the event. Saturday packet pickup is from 8AM to 11AM. Be sure to allow at least an hour before your start time to get to the start.

Course Route

The event will start in waves of 100 people per wave at 10AM from Spruce Lake, beninning 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 on 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. The post-race party to end all parties features entertainment by DJ John Barry, hot dogs, beer and craziness. Families and supporters are welcome to attend, and there is food and beverage available for purchase.

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 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. DJ John Barry 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.

A 2-night mudslide package with lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley is available online here for $173 per person based on double occupancy. Includes 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.

The REALLY NICE Tamarack Club has a one night package including 2 Mudslide entries starting at $311 including taxes. Tamarack has it's own pool, 2 hot tubs and access to the public pools. Call 716-699-7000 for a reservation.

A Holiday Valley Rental condo or townhouse starts at $160 for a studio unit for a single night stay or book the weekend starting at $276.These rates do not include the race entry fee.

Ask about adding on tickets for Sky High Adventure Park!



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! Thanks also to Power Bar for their sponsorship of Mudslide 2014!

This is your chance to get your name in front of 1200 happy people! We're looking for cash sponsorships or in-kind items that would be useful to our competitors.

 Click here to find out more.