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Expect a day that will challenge every muscle in your body

When & Where

April 13th, 2014


790 Dunham Hill Rd, Binghamton, NY

What is the Mud Gauntlet?

Run, crawl, sprint and splash through the Mud Gauntlet, Broome County’s first-ever hardcore outdoor obstacle course.

100% of the proceeds from the Mud Gauntlet benefit the Southern Tier AIDS Program, staying here in our eight-county region, helping to make our community a healthy place to live, work and grow.

Schedule of Events

  • Parking Volunteers meeting
    7:00 am
  • Competitor check-in opens
    7:30 am
  • Obstacle Volunteers meeting
    8:30 am
  • Runners meeting
    9:00 am
  • 10K Elite Heat
    9:30 am
  • 10K Wave
    10:00 am
  • 5K Wave 1
    10:10 am
  • 5K Wave 2
    10:20 am
  • 5K Wave 3
    10:30 am
  • 5K Wave 4
    10:40 am
  • Lunch
    11:00 am
  • Awards
    12:00 pm

The Obstacle Course

The NEWBSANITY Mud Gauntlet is a very tough and challenging course but offers options on many of the extreme obstacles. This 5K layout winds around 40 acres of natural terrain in which you'll encounter many natural and man-made obstacles.

You’ll get to choose your difficulty level by taking either the Risk and Reward path or the Tried and True path. This allows for the seasoned athlete and the first-timer to compete together, side‑by‑side.

Risk & Reward
Risk and Reward are very challenging obstacles. They will push you to your limit. You must train in order to complete these obstacles. Two 10’ walls will be difficult to climb, but you’ll get through much faster!
Tried & True
Tried and True are easier to complete, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they aren’t challenging, because they are. Climbing over seven 4’ walls will take time, but you can do it!

Types of Waves

10k Elite Heat
Recommended for the seasoned athlete, with Risk and Reward obstacles only. This is a competitive heat. Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $200

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10k Wave

This isn’t your first time at an outdoor extreme obstacle event and you are looking for a challenge.

You’re ready for a 10K!

Choose between the “Risk and Reward” obstacles or the “Tried and True.”

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5k Wave

Ready to sprint, splash and crawl? You can choose your challenges—climb over two 10’ walls or seven 4’ walls. We've got over 26 obstacles for you to enjoy.

You're gonna get wet, muddy and tired, all while having the time of your life!

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Obstacle List

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Mud Gauntlet Faqs

What should I wear for the Mud Gauntlet?

Showing up for the Mud Gauntlet wearing the proper race wear can make the difference between a cold and disastrous day to an enjoyable and memorable one. In any case, expect to get wet, muddy, and most likely be somewhat cold.

Bearing this in mind, loose cotton outer wear will only soak up mud and water then weigh you down throughout the race. Try switching to a tight fitting polyester shirt and compression shorts. This will quickly shed water, not become saturated and weigh you down, and can even dry out between obstacles.

What about footwear?

Many people think since they are racing in the mud they should wear their oldest, worst sneakers. I believe this is a mistake many people will make. Remember, you will be running a considerable distance. It will be muddy and the terrain will be uneven. You will encounter rocks, roots and ruts, and this will demand a good supporting sneaker.

Many off-road runners prefer a good trail sneaker with an aggressive tread instead of a regular running style. Be careful, too much of an aggressive tread and it can fill with mud adding extra weight to carry around.

I suggest a quality sneaker with a medium tread pattern. After the race simply rinse them off with a hose and they’ll be as good as new.

Should I wear gloves?

Many obstacle runners will wear gloves to protect their hands from abrasions. Additionally, a rubberized palm may also help with grip on slippery obstacles.

I would recommend a simple fabric type glove with a totally rubberized palm. These are lightweight, will help grip muddy slippery surfaces, and protect from the elements. Football receiver’s gloves also work very well. They are designed to be flexible, have a rubber type palm, and are lightweight.

It is always a wise idea to try new accessories before race day and not the day of the event.

Do I need anything else?

There are many obstacles where you will be crawling on your knees and elbows to complete. Many runners will wear knee and forearm protection for this reason. This will pad you from any sharp objects and help limit any bruising.

In extremely cold weather, and typically for much longer events, competitors may even opt to wear wet suits to stay warm but still provide knee and forearm protection.