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You’ve been working hard all winter. You’ve brought your “A-game” to your indoor workouts. You’ve tackled various snow sports. (Ok, even if you haven’t, you’ve probably done a stellar job of brushing all that snow off of your car.) The point is, you’re ready! You know that warmer weather means even more outdoor activities, challenging physical feats, and fun and freedom with good friends.

You may or may not have heard of the events highlighted in this article. You may think that a “run,” is just what it sounds like; running. Well you are wrong, as these events are evolved versions of your classic “run”, many including obstacles, such as cliff dives, mud slides, and climbing walls. Many are based around themes, like gladiators, superheroes, and even zombies (case in point, the “Run for your Lives”, which I had the pleasure of completing myself). There are races for every age and skill level. If you are just getting into the swing, athletically speaking, you may not want to jump right into the “Spartan Beast,” but perhaps start with “The Color Run.” It may be a simpler challenge, but it will still give you a chance to get nice and dirty and take some amazing pictures at the finish line. Some even have variations for kids, and most if not all donate proceeds to some pretty amazing charities and organizations.

So go ahead, see what events are happening in your area. Maybe form a team, and compete with friends. Perhaps you’d rather go solo, really focusing on challenging yourself. If you see a race that strikes your fancy, be sure to sign up early, as some may jack up registration fees, the closer you get to the event. If you’re brave enough to try, or have run some of these in the past, let us know! Feel free to comment, link to your pictures, and let us know what you thought of your experience!

Outdoor and Mud Run by State

Alabama Illinois Montana Rhode Island
Alaska Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Arizona Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arkansas Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
California Kentucky New Jersey Texas
Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Connecticut Maine New York Vermont
Delaware Maryland North Carolina Virginia
District of Columbia Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania

Alabama

Go Ruck Challenge
Panther Run
Warrior Dash
The Battle Run
Brave Soldier Challenge
Dirty Girl Mud Run

Alaska

Go Ruck Challenge

Arizona

Cahoots Duo
Dirty Beach Mud Run
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Kiss Me Dirty
LoziLu
Mad Mud Run
Mud Factor
MudFactor
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
Survivor Mud Run
Terrain Mud Run
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash

Arkansas

Conquer The Gauntlet
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Warrior Dash

The Color Run

The Color Run


California

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Big Sur’s Mud Run
Dirty Beach Mud Run
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great American Mud Run
Great Urban Dance
Irvine Lake
Kiss Me Dirty
Love Mud Run
LoziLu
Mud Factor
Muddy Buddy
MudFactor
Pendleton Races Hard Corps Race Series
Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Beast Race
Spartan Race
Spartan Super Race
Survivor Mud Run
Terrain Mud Run
The Color Run
Thunder Challenge
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Urbanathlon
Warrior Dash
World Famous Mud Run

Colorado

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Armageddon Ambush
Devil Dash
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Kiss Me Dirty
LoziLu
Muddy Buddy
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
Survivor Mud Run
The Dirty Dash
Thunder Challenge
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Connecticut

Go Ruck Challenge
Warrior Dash

District of Columbia

Armageddon Ambush
Diva Dash
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hero Rush
LoziLu
Rebel Race
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Run-a-Muck
Scavenger Dash
Urban Bike Adventure

Delaware

Go Ruck Challenge

Florida

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Beach Best
Brave Soldier Challenge
Cowboy Crawl
Dirty Foot Adventure Run
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
FL Roc
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hero Rush
LoziLu
Masters of All Terrain
Monster Challenges
Mud Crusade
Mud Dogs
Mud Endeavor
Pretty Muddy
RockOn Adventures
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Run-a-Muck
Savage Race
South Florida Mud Run
Spartan Super Race
Superhero Scramble
Survival Race
The Challenge Mud Run
The Survival Race
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash

Georgia

5k Foam Fest
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great American Mud Run
Great Urban Dance
Hero Rush
Macon Mud Run
Mud Crusade
Muddy Buddy
Pretty Muddy
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Run-a-Muck
Savage Race
Spartan Race
Superhero Scramble
The Battle Run
The Color Run
Tough Mudder

the color run

Hawaii

Armageddon Ambush
Go Ruck Challenge
Warrior Dash

Idaho

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
The Dirty Dash

Illinois

5k Foam Fest
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hell Run
LoziLu
Mud Fears Me
Muddy Buddy
Pretty Muddy
Run For Your Lives
Run-a-Muck
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Super Race
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Urbanathlon
Warrior Dash

Indiana

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Mean Streets
Mud Fears Me
Mudathlon
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Spartan Race
Superhero Scramble
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash

Iowa

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Warrior Dash

Kansas

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Epic Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Scavenger Dash

Kentucky

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Hero Rush
Mudathlon
Spartan Race
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash

Louisiana

5k Foam Fest
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Louisiana Mud Dash
Mud Fears Me
Spartan Race
The Color Run
Warrior Dash

Massachusetts

Go Ruck Challenge

Maryland

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Hero Rush
Mud Dog Run
MudFactor
Rebel Race
Run For Your Lives
Savage Race
Terrapin and the Hare Mud Run
Warrior Dash

Michigan

5k Foam Fest
Dirty Bird Mud Run
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Down and Dirty
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
MudFactor
Project Mud
Run For Your Lives
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Minnesota

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
LoziLu
MudFactor
Project Mud
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Mississippi

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great American Mud Run
Mud Fears Me
Warrior Dash

Missouri

5k Foam Fest
Airforce.com Epic Mud Run
Conquer The Gauntlet
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Epic Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
LoziLu
Rowdy Run
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
The Color Run
The Gladiator
Titans Challenge
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Montana

Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Spartan Race
The Dirty Dash

Nebraska

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
MudFactor
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
Warrior Dash

Nevada

5k Foam Fest
Devil Dash
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Mad Mud Run
RhinO Course
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Super Race
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

New Hampshire

Go Ruck Challenge
Mountain Mucker

New Jersey

5k Foam Fest
Alpha Warrior
Go Ruck Challenge
Hardcore Mudd Run
Hero Rush
MudManX
Rebel Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Spartan Race
Spartan Super Race
Survival Race
The Survival Race
Warrior Dash

New Mexico

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
MudFactor
The Dirty Dash
Warrior Dash

New York

Civilian Military Combine
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hardcore Mudd Run
Kiss Me Dirty
MudManX
Obstacle Apocalypse
Rebel Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Run-a-Muck
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
Superhero Scramble
Survival Race
The Survival Race
Tough Mudder
Urbanathlon
Warrior Dash

North Carolina

Brave Soldier Challenge
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Hero Rush
LoziLu
Rugged Maniac
Savage Race
Superhero Scramble
The Color Run
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

North Dakota

Go Ruck Challenge

Ohio

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Hardcore Mudd Run
Hell Run
Hero Rush
Mudathlon
Pretty Muddy
Project Mud
Run For Your Lives
Savage Race
Survival Race
Tac Force Challenge
The Survival Race
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Oklahoma

Conquer The Gauntlet
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Mud Fears Me
MudFactor
Race the Reaper
The Color Run
Ultimate Mud Warrior
Warrior Dash

Oregon

5k Foam Fest
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Kiss Me Dirty
MudFactor
Race the Reaper
Rugged Maniac
Terrain Mud Run
The Dirty Dash
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Pennsylvania

5k Foam Fest
Cerebrun Challenge
Civilian Military Combine
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Down and Dirty
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hardcore Mudd Run
Hero Rush
KidsPeace
Mud on the Mountain
Mudd, Sweat and Tears
MudManX
Rebel Race
Run For Your Lives
Run-a-Muck
Savage Race
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash
Warrior Xtreme Challenge

Rhode Island

Boldr Dash
Go Ruck Challenge

South Carolina

Armageddon Ambush
Brave Soldier Challenge
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Face Your Fears Mud Run Challenge
Go Ruck Challenge
Mud Endeavor
Project Mud
Rugged Maniac
Spartan Beast Race
The Battle Run
The Color Run
The Ninja Challenge
Urban Bike Adventure

South Dakota

Black Hills Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge

Tennessee

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
GoGirl Mud Run
Hero Rush
LoziLu
Muddy Buddy
Run For Your Lives
The Color Run
The Original Mud Run
Warrior Dash

the color run

Texas

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Alpha Warrior
Armageddon Ambush
Cahoots Duo
Conquer The Gauntlet
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Diva Dash
Down and Dirty
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great American Mud Run
Great Urban Dance
Hardcore Mudd Run
Hell Run
Hero Rush
Highland Lakes Camp
Kiss Me Dirty
LoziLu
Mighty Mud Dash
Mud Crusade
Mud Dogs
Mud Fears Me
Muddy Buddy
MudFactor
MudManX
Pretty Muddy
Race the Reaper
Racing Humans
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Run For Your Lives
Savage Race
Scavenger Dash
Survival Race
The Original Mud Run
The Color Run
The Survival Race
Thunder Challenge
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

Utah

5k Foam Fest
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Kiss Me Dirty
Spartan Beast Race
The Dirty Dash

Vermont

Go Ruck Challenge
Renegade Playground Challenge
Shale Hill Adventure
Spartan Beast Race
Superhero Scramble
The Death Race

Virginia

5k Foam Fest
Alpha Warrior
Civilian Military Combine
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Hero Rush
Muddy Buddy
Pretty Muddy
Project Mud
Rogue Runner Race
Rugged Maniac
Thunder Challenge
Tough Mudder

Washington

5k Foam Fest
7 Summits Adventure Race
Armageddon Ambush
Dirty Girl Mud Run
Gladiator Rock’N Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
Hell Run
Mud Fears Me
Muddy Buddy
MudFactor
Run For Your Lives
Scavenger Dash
Spartan Race
The Dirty Dash
Tough Mudder
Warrior Dash

West Virginia

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Tough Mudder

Wisconsin

Dirty Girl Mud Run
Go Ruck Challenge
Great Urban Dance
LoziLu
Northwoods Bad Dash
Scavenger Dash
Tough Mudder
Urban Bike Adventure
Warrior Dash

Wyoming

Go Ruck Challenge

Ashley Cohen

- Joined Campmor 2011
- Image Coordinator
- Avid fan of sports, yoga, zumba, photography, hiking
- Loves running races! Completed the Super Spartan, Color Run, Run for your Lives, Valerie Fund 5k

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