The 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run is less than a month away, and we’re pumped. In addition to serving up miles of shoe-sucking mud on race day, we’ll also have a bunch of fun (and free) activities for the entire family.
This year, Loon is partnering with Life is good® to bring the Life is good® Village to racers and their families. Set up in the race start/finish area, the village will include larger-than-life games such as Giant Jenga®, tug of war, and beanbag toss. The village will also include a Life is good® wall for spectators to write encouraging messages, live music, and snacks from companies like GoGoSqueeZ, UNREAL Candy, and ZICO Coconut Water.
Mini Monsters Mud Run
Also new this year, a Mini Monsters run will give kids 13 and under a chance to strut their stuff. The Mini Monsters run is a miniature version of the adult course, with plenty of fun obstacles but hardly any mud (you’re welcome, parents). Kids can tackle the Mini Monsters course at any time during the day, and can get help from mom and dad, too.
While the Mini Monsters run is free, donations to the Life is good® Kids Foundation are welcomed. Donations will help support the life-changing programming needed to restore playfulness, joy and optimism in our nation’s most vulnerable kids. Learn more about the #PositivePurpose here: http://www.lifeisgood.com/playmakers/.
The Monster Mud Run: Muddier Than Ever
While the Life is good® Village will elevate the game for spectators, the Monster Mud Run itself is operating at a whole new level this year. We’re expecting the muddiest, most fun race we’ve ever had, with classic obstacles and some new ones, too. Here are just a few of the obstacles you’ll find on the course this year:
Stairway to Hell – Ascend the Hubba, the terrain park staircase used for jibbing in the winter. It’s trickier than it sounds, since the stairs hang five feet above the ground during the summer.
Strange Cargo – Climb up a cargo net, just like in gym class. Except now you’re old.
Babe’s Bath – Swim, wade, and thrash your way across our ice-cold snowmaking pond. Say hi to the lifeguard on your way through.
Horse Barn Hurdles – A crowd favorite that rewards flexible hamstrings and a complete lack of dignity. Hop over several chest-high horse stalls in quick succession, and hope for the best.
Lincoln Logs – We’ll have you do something crazy with logs. And mud – lots of mud.
Also new this year, competitors who film their race and edit the footage can enter the Monster Mud Run Video Contest. Racers who submit their edits to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 will be entered to win a new GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition.
Sign up for the race by July 1 to save on registration at www.loonmtn.com/monstermudrun or by calling 1-800-229-LOON.
Post-Race Concert and Monster Lodging Deal
After the race ends and the mud washes off, racers will attend a high-energy concert featuring the rap/roots/reggae band Eight Feet Tall. This 21+ concert, which starts at 8:30 p.m., will take place at Loon’s legendary Paul Bunyan room.
After the concert, racers can stay the night just steps away at the Mountain Club on Loon. For a limited time only, the Mountain Club on Loon is offering $99 club rooms to racers, along with a $30 food voucher to the Black Diamond Bar and Grille. This offer expires June 30. Racers can call 1-800-229-7829 to book their room, and should mention the “Monster Mud Run” to get their discount. Based on availability.
The Viaggio Spa will also offer racers a 40% discount on sports massages and 30% discount on Dead Sea Mud Wraps. Racers can call 1-800-229-7829 and mention “Monster Mud Run” for these specials, which are based on availability.