Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run

LINCOLN – Over 800 competitors are scheduled to run in 1-3 miles of mud, obstacles and dirt-track courses in Lincoln later this month.

The 13th annual Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run will take place on Saturday, August 24 from the Lancaster Event Center (LEC).

According to a release from the Nebraska Sports Council, registration does remain open through Tuesday, August 20 for the three-mile course and Friday, August 23 for the one-mile Mini Mud Run.

Each runner will receive a shirt, finisher medal, post-race beverage and a certificate for a free Arby’s sandwich with their entry free. Register online by visiting as all ages are invited.

As of last week, registrations included runners from eight different states and 76 Nebraska towns. The oldest registered runner at the time was Robert Black, 67, of Lincoln and the youngest was Wyatt Trede, 2, from Gretna. The average age is 28 with 55% of runners being female and 45% male.

Courses offered include the one-mile Mini Mud Run, which begins at 9 a.m., and the 3-mile at 10 a.m. Both courses offer multiple obstacles as runners can run as individuals or members of 3-person tethered teams and are encouraged to run in costume.

The Nebraska Sports Council, which conducts the Mud Run, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission of promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Learn more at