Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

Mudslide June 20, 2020

Please note: We're very aware of the COVID 19 virus situation and the Governor's order for social distancing. As of March 24 we hope to be able to host the Mudslide this year, but we just have to wait and see. Until then, do your pushups, crunches and then get outside and do some solitary training runs! 

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Very muddy woman runnerThe Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are up to 19 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 over 14 obstacles. The 5.4 mile course with 19 obstacles adds quite a bit of uphill running, just in case you're feeling especially tough. Be sure to join us on June 20,2020 for the ninth annual Mudslide!

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.

Registration for 2020 Race

 Registration Date for Short or Long Course  Price
 July 3 to October 9, 2019 $45
 Oct. 10-Jan 2, 2020 $50
Jan 3-May 13 $55
May 14-June 14 $60
June 15-June 18 $65
June 19-20 (Day of Race Registration ends at 10AM) $70

Register for Mudslide 2020

There is a max of 1200 competitors. All competitors will receive a goody bag, a t-shirt and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog or pulled pork sandwich 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 $10 (age 3 to 12) includes a t-shirt, register for kids online or at the Yodeler Deck on the day of the race. 

COMPETITIVE WAVES Anyone who is serious about trying to win the overall prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd male/female/short/long course) should sign up for the first wave of the long course at 10AM or the first wave of the short course at 11:15AM. Runners in all waves will still be timed.

Packet Pickup  

The Friday night packet pickup is from 4PMto 6PM at the Yodeler Lodge. 

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

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Course Route

Dad and daughter in the mud pitThe 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 $10 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 short course elevation has a drop of 600 feet - downhill and 14 obstacles! A new layout for the  long course has 19 obstacles. 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 $10.

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. 

Vendor Village 

Be sure to check out our sponsors and partners in the Vendor Village!  Costumes are encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the most creative. Check in at the EVL Half tent in the vendor village before the race.

The Post Race Party!

pig and bridal partyTunes, games and plenty of liquid refreshments will be at the post race party on the Champagne Sundeck, just outside the Yodeler Lodge. Starting at 11:00, competitors will receive a free hot dog, a pulled pork sandwich or a vegetarian option 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 as you use the valuable coupons in your goodie bags!!!

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!

Sponsors of the 2019 Mudslide

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Upstate Farms and Intense Milk

Adventure Bound on the Fly, Ellicottville, NY

John Harvard's Brew House at Holiday Valley

The City Garage, Ellicottville

EVL Half Marathon, Ellicottville

Villaggio, Ellicottville

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Certo Brothers