Family Mud Run

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Family Mud Run on September 24th!  We raised over $23,000 for school health and fitness resources…a new record!

Our 2017 race date will be Saturday, September 23rd, 2017.

 Congratulations to our Fittest School for the fifth time in a row – LINCOLN ELEMENTARY!

Here’s how our top five schools broke down:

  1. Lincoln Elementary – 130 kids
  2. Gompers Elementary – 54 kids
  3. Lindbergh Elementary – 44 kids
  4. Midvale Elementary – 43 kids
  5. Van Hise Elementary/Wright Middle – 31 kids each


Registration for our 2017 mud run will open in January 2017.


2016 Pricing Information

Remember to enter the name of the school you would like to donate your money to when you register!

Category Early Price (Until 8/26 at 11:59pm)  Late Price (From 8/27 until 9/21 at 11:59pm) Race Day Price – T-shirt NOT guaranteed
Individual Child $20.00 $25.00 $30.00
Multiple Children in Family (per child) $15.00 $20.00 $25.00
Parent – 3 mile $35.00 $40.00 $45.00
Parent – 1.5 mile $25.00 $30.00 $35.00
Parent – 0.3 mile $15.00 $20.00 $25.00

 *Adults can also register individually and participate alongside your child, but your registration fee does not go to the school of your choice.

Scholarships Available!  If your child would like to participate in the Tri 4 Schools Youth Mud Run and will require financial assistance to enter, please contact our Race Director at

Race Information

Obstacles will be safe for children of all ages (no barbed wire, fire, or electric shocks here!). We will also rotate in new obstacles along with some of your favorites for each race.  Parents, talk with your children about which obstacles they feel comfortable going through – they can always go around an obstacle and take the “clean track” if they don’t want to get wet/muddy.

The 2016 Course maps are now posted below!  Look for some new additions this year.  You can also print off a copy by clicking THIS ATTACHMENT.

Long Course Map with Obstacles

2016 mud run long course









1.5 Mile Course Map & Obstacles

1.5 mile course 2016









0.3 Mile Course Map & Obstacles

2016 short course map









The distances and suggested ages are as follows, but remember, you can sign up for any distance you would like!  The key is to train appropriately and have fun.


Distance Recommended Ages
Appx. 1/3 mile  6 and under
Appx. 1.5 mile 7-11
Appx. 3 miles  12 and up



The race will be held at Festival Park in Verona, located behind City Hall – 111 Lincoln St., Verona, WI 53593

Driving directions via Google Maps can be found here, or check out the map below.

From the Beltline, take the Verona Rd. exit and take 18-151 south.  Take exit 81 for Verona, heading west on Verona Avenue until you see Culver’s on your right.  Turn left onto Lincoln Street, and the park is just past the fire station on your left.



You can park in the small lot at City Hall, at Eagles Nest ice rink.  There will be street parking available, but please be aware of No Parking signs in certain locations as marked by Verona Police.

Wave times for the Mud Run are as follows.  Please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the start of your wave.

Wave Time Wave Name Wave Size
8:00 5k Kids/Adults 50
8:05 5k Kids 50
8:10 5k Kids 50
8:15 5k Kids/Adults 50
8:20 5k Kids 50
8:25 5k Kids 50
8:30 5k Kids/Adults 50
30 minute break to set up for short course
9:00 0.3 Kids/Adults 35
9:05 0.3 Kids 35
9:10 0.3 Kids 35
9:15 0.3 Kids/Adults 35
9:20 0.3 Kids 35
9:25 0.3 Kids/Adults 35
15 minute break to set up for middle course
9:45 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
9:50 1.5 Kids 50
9:55 1.5 Kids 50
10:00 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
10:05 1.5 Kids 50
10:10 1.5 Kids 50
10:15 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
10:20 1.5 Kids 50
10:25 1.5 Kids 50
10:30 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
10:35 1.5 Kids 50
10:40 1.5 Kids 50
10:45 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
10:50 1.5 Kids 50
10:55 1.5 Kids 50
11:00 1.5 Kids/Adults 50
11:05 1.5 Kids 50
11:10 1.5 Kids 50
11:15 1.5 Kids/Adults 50

An optional pre-race packet pick-up will be held at Madison Smile Solutions – 5602 Odana Road, Madison, 53719 from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday, September 23rd. You may also pick up your packet, t-shirt, and goody bag on race morning beginning at 7am.

Complimentary food for our athletes is available due to our generous sponsors.  This consists of fruit from Miller & Sons of Verona, bottled water, and bagels.

If you need to change a wave, you will need to do so online (available until online registration closes), at either early packet pick-up on Friday evening, or on race morning at our Wave Changes table.


All participants will receive finisher medals.  This race will not be timed, so there will not be any awards for top finishers.  The goal of this race is to encourage fun and fitness, so if your child would like to be timed, please have them wear a stopwatch.

Finally, we have one traveling trophy that will be awarded to the school with the most participants.  This will be a traveling trophy presented at your school after the race, and you can display it proudly until the next Tri 4 Schools event!





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