DO I HAVE TO WEAR COSTUME?
You be the judge. Over 1,000 runners wore costumes last year, and we love to see all the creativity on the course. Just remember to keep it clean–this is a family-friendly event. We even give away SWAG and PRIZES for the best individual, 2-person team, and 4-person team costumes!
I’VE SEEN THE RACE LAYOUT ON THE SITE AND IT SAID THAT THE COURSE WAS ON MUD ISLAND. IS THAT CORRECT?
Nah. That was a one-time summer race on Mud Island. The usual place is Shelby Farms.
OHHHH! WHEN WAS THE MUD ISLAND ONE?
SO THIS ONE HAS EVERYTHING AT SHELBY FARMS?
CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Yes! Please! If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to email@example.com with your name and contact information. We needed over 150 volunteers last year to pull this race off, and a greater need is anticipated this year. This race could not happen without our volunteers. Thank you for your help!
WHEN CAN I REGISTER?
Register early! Follow us on facebook to be among the first to know when registration opens.
You have to register online, and it’s a first-come, first-served situation. Start forming your teams now!
CAN I DROP OFF MY REGISTRATION IN PERSON?
No, we’re sorry. There is no drop-off, phone, or fax registration for this event. Please register online. Comprende?
DO YOU ALLOW REFUNDS FOR TEAM MEMBER SUBSTITUTIONS?
We’re sorry, but there are no event refunds. We do allow team substitutes, though. Please contact us if you need to substitute a team member.
WHERE DO I CHECK IN AND PICK UP MY PRE-RACE BAG?
More information on this will be available closer to the event. Look for an e-mail with details after registration.
WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO CHECK IN?
Again, more information will be available closer to the event. You’ll get an e-mail with details after registration.
HOW DO WE GET TO THE EVENT?
Directions and relevant information will be posted on the LUVMUD Event page.
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE RACE?
The total distance is approximately 5k, or 3.1 miles. Each member of the team must complete the entire course, enter the mud pit together and cross the finish line together. If you try to avoid the mud pit you will be quickly escorted to the front of the pit where a crowd of 2,000 people will BOO you.
WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES?
Obstacles will include things like: a low cargo net climb-under, hay bale obstacles, a wall climb, tires, a few surprises, and of course, the FINAL MUD PIT! Potentially difficult obstacles will have an “easy” route and “hard” route” so everyone can participate!
HOW HARD IS IT?
LUVMUD is designed to be a fun yet challenging event for people of all levels of fitness.
HOW MUCH TIMES DO WE GET TO FINISH?
You’ll have 2 hours to finish the 5k. Most teams will finish between 30-60 minutes. You could go less than 2 miles per hour and still complete the course. For reference, a good brisk walk is usually about 3.5 mph.
WILL YOU PROVIDE A COURSE MAP?
Yes. The course will also be clearly marked with volunteers throughout.
How old do you have to be to participate?
The minimum age is 10. If you are under 18, we also require a couple additional forms to be signed by your parents. We are having a “1 Mile Kid race” for 12 and under. Please see the registration page for more information.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
More rain means more mud. More mud means more fun! The event goes on rain or shine. The only exception is if the venue forced us to close due to extreme circumstances. If rainy or windy conditions become unsafe, we will alter the course accordingly. If the Park Official cancels the event, we are under their authority. No refunds will be given.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT?
Sorry, there will be no race refunds. If you cannot make it and would like to transfer your entry to another event, please contact us ASAP. If you signed up and do not attend, you can pick up your race shirt at a determined location.
Can I register the day of the race?
If the event has not sold out, the remaining spots will be sold on Saturday morning. Pricing may vary.
Do you offer refunds on registration?
What is the minimum age to race in LUVMUD
Racers must be a minimum of 12 years old to participate without a parent. Younger children can run with their parents on Saturday ONLY.
Will there be refreshments be available after the race?
Yes! Fruit, water, and other snacks are available at the finish line. There will also be food for purchase by the finest food trucks in Memphis!
Can someone else pick up my race packet and goody bag at packet pick up?
No, each racer must pick up their race packet and goody bag at packet pick up where they will sign a waiver and show photo ID. No exceptions.
Is there shower equipment available after the race?
Yes! We have a specially-designed hosing area with help from the Memphis Fire Department to get you cleaned off! Keep your clothes on though!
What does the Registration fee include? T-shirt, medal,etc.?
The registration fee includes: official LUVMUD Race t-shirt and packet, as well as the claim-to-fame that you completed the most amazing race in Memphis.
Will if be necessary to swim as part of the obstacles?
Nope! LUVMUD does not have any swimming.
I want to walk the course….am I able to walk around the mud part?
ABSOLUTELY NOT! You’ll have to crawl through the mud pit to make it to the finish line!
Can friends and family attend to watch the race? If so, will there be an area for spectators at the beginning and/or end of the race?
Yes! We encourage your friends and family to come watch. There will be PLENTY for them to do! We will have a lot of fun going on race day for everyone to enjoy. Especially kids!
Can we pick up our race packet the day of the race?
You can pick up your packet the day of the race, but we really prefer you get it on Friday. There is a lot happening on race day, and you don’t want to miss your start time because you were in line to get your packet. Be sure to come good and early so that you can have plenty of time to park and avoid the morning rush!
Can we form a team?
ABSOLUTELY! 2-person, 4-person and 5+ teams are allowed. You can only register 1, 2 or 4 at a time. Just make sure your team name is the same on multiple registrations.
Will there be a photographer on site taking pictures of the runners?
Oh yes, there will be evidence. We will have multiple professional photographers at the event to capture each and every muddy minute! You will then have the opportunity to purchase these pictures after the event. Follow us on facebook to keep in the loop.
Are there areas along the course where family/friends/spectators can photograph the athletes during the competition?
The best place to come spectate and take pictures will be at the mud pit! You can’t miss it. It’ll will be just before the finish line, near the main festival area… so there will also be plenty of other things to do and check out while waiting on you to complete the course!
Can a person of average shape participate or do you have to be an elite athlete?
LUVMUD is designed for people of all fitness levels to enjoy. You can also choose between “easy” and “hard” obstacles as you approach them.
Are there volunteers that help point the way or offer assistance if needed?
Have no fear! The course is extremely well marked, so you will not have any difficulty finding the way. But yes, there are plenty of volunteers around, too.
- WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE RACE?
- The total distance is approximately a 5k . Each member of the team must complete the entire course, enter the mud pit together and cross the finish line together. If you try to AVOID the mud pit you will be quickly escorted to the front of the pit where a crowd of 2000 people will BOO you.
- HOW DO WE GET TO THE EVENT?
- Directions and relevant information will be posted on the specific LUVMUD Event page.
- WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO CHECK-IN?
- Check in for PRE-RACE registration will be from noon – 6pm starting 2 days before each of our LuvMud Events. You will need photo identification to pick up your race bag. On Race day, you can check in until 30 mins before the race.
- WHERE DO I CHECK IN AND PICK UP MY PRE-RACE BAG?
- Look for the big white LUVMUD tent!
- CAN I DROP OFF MY REGISTRATION IN PERSON?
- No, we’re sorry; there is no drop off, phone or fax registration for this event. Please register online. Comprende?
- WHEN CAN I REGISTER?
- For LUVMUD ISLAND:
Register early! This race will sell out at 1,000 participants.
We will only accept Online registrations and they will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis up until midnight June 20th (if not sold out before this date).
- CAN I VOLUNTEER?
- Yes! If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information. We needed over 150 volunteers last year to pull this race off. This race would not happen without our volunteers. Thank you for your help!
- SO THIS ONE HAS EVERYTHING AT SHELBY FARMS?
- I’VE SEEN THE RACE LAYOUT ON THE SITE AND IT SAID THAT THE COURSE WAS ON MUD ISLAND. IS THAT CORRECT?
- Nah. That was for our summer race on Mud Island. The fall race this weekend is at Shelby Farms.
- DO I HAVE TO WEAR COSTUME?
- OVER 1000 runners last year wore a costume. You be the judge. It is PREFERRED that you do wear a costume (keep it clean, this is a family friendly event). In fact, we are giving away SHWAG and PRIZES for the best individual, 2-man team and 4-man team costumes!
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