Monday, April 14, 2014

Mud Runs, Not Just for Adults Anymore: Check Out These Kid Mud Runs! #SoCal #California #Kids

Have you been running 5k's and more and had to leave the kids behind?  Have your kids been asking where you go and how come they can't come? 

After finishing the Warrior Dash this month, we are hooked on Mudders and other Obstacle runs.  After showing our kids how much fun we had, our kids were begging to go play "Wipeout" too!  

Their curiosity and excitement got me wondering if there were scaled down mud and fun runs for the kids as well.  I did a little research and found out that there are quite a few kid friendly runs just their size range from mud pits to 2 mile courses. 

It is my hope that we have the time to enter our kids in a run or two but at the moment we are booked!  We will see how our schedule works out to let them have fun too.

In the meantime, I hope maybe that some of you will find this list helpful in getting your own kids outdoors and getting muddy.

Mud Factor Kids
Ages 4-13
1.5-2 Miles

Irvine Lake Mud Run

Puddles division
ages 2-12
1/2 Mile

Merell Down Dirty Castaic 2014
32132 Castaic Lake Drive 
Castaic CA US
4-6 $20 100 yard dash
$28-30 7-13 1 mile

Hot an Dirty Mud Run Series Acton 2014
3840 Crown Valley Road
Acton CA US

Kids Race 1k course $15.00 05/17 only
Event day registration only Fee $15.00 ages 7 to 13 only

Run or Dye SAN DIEGO 2014
9449 Friars Rd
San Diego, CA

6 and under FREE

SISU Iron Monrovia 2014
1100 N Canyon Blvd
Monrovia CA US

SISU Iron, Jr. - Lil's Outdoor Survival Test (LOST) Too young for the SISU Iron? Try the SISU Iron, Jr.! This event is targeted towards 10-17 year-olds, but younger people are also welcome to attend, if accompanied with an adult.

Run or Dye SAN LUIS OBISPO 2014
El Chorro Regional Park
San Luis Obispo CA US
6 and under FREE

Atlas Race San Diego 2014
San Diego CA US
1/2 mile 4-8 year olds
1 mile 9-13 year olds

Color Fun Fest 5K San Bernardino 2014
689 S E St
San Bernardino CA US
Kids 12 and under run for FREE, (with adult supervision), so bring the whole family!

Jurassic Classic Mud Run Hemet 2014
Diamond Valley Lake Community Park 1801 Angler Ave
Hemet CA US
KIDS RUN!!!-FREE!!! Ages 4-12 can participate in our Kids Run, sign up and fill out waiver on the link above.

MuckFest MS Los Angeles 2014
Los Angeles CA US
Kids FREE Mud area


  1. What a great resource! Thanks for compiling and sharing!

  2. I did mudrunning when i am 7 years old it is one of my selective memory .


I love hearing from you! If there is something you like or don't like, please let us know but please keep it clean. There are young people here that love to read your comments too.