Mud, Mayhem, and Memories Await You and Your Crew at the Sunrise Rotary Mud Run

By Tim Bauer | 08/24/2023

Photos courtesy of Redding Sunrise Rotary

If your childhood consisted of making mud pies in the backyard or stomping through rain puddles, then have we got a treat for you! It’s the upcoming Redding Sunrise Rotary Mud Run at Nash Ranch in Redding, California on Saturday, Sept 16th, 2023.

Now you can create some brand-new messy memories, regardless of your age. This family friendly event is open to every fitness level. Whether you’re a light walker, morning jogger or marathon qualifying runner, you’ll love this mix of flat trails, challenging obstacles, and mucky mud holes that you and your squad get to crawl across, climb over, and ultimately conquer together.

Photos courtesy of Redding Sunrise Rotary

The beautiful and historic Nash Ranch is nestled between clusters of oak trees, meandering creeks, and rows of ripening pumpkins. This 400-acre working farm has been a Redding staple since the 1950’s and is family owned to this day. You couldn’t ask for a more scenic backdrop for a festive fall mud run. Once you enter the ranch grounds, you’ll see why this destination attracts hundreds of fun seeking mudders year after year from all around northern California.

This year’s run promises to be even wilder than last year’s and will feature a new and strategic mud holes, towering wood structures, multiple tire tunnels, an uphill rope climb, a huge and slippery mud slide and various other surprises you’ll just have to come and experience for yourself!

Photos courtesy of Redding Sunrise Rotary

There are two courses to choose from: a 3.1 mile short course and, for those that want to go the distance, a 3.75 mile long course. It’s up to you whether you want to run or walk either course as the only goal here is to have fun!

Still need that final push to get all muddied up? Your entry fees go to providing scholarships to students in the Gateway Unified School District as well as help support other educational and community youth programs, courtesy of Redding Sunrise Rotary. So now you and your entourage can get down and dirty for a great cause!

Photos courtesy of Redding Sunrise Rotary

So what are you waiting for? We want you and your mudslinging crew to go and sign up right now! With an event like this, the more the messier. Plus, teams of 3 and more get a group discount. It’s also a great deal for your local club, youth group, track team, or business group.

On you mark, get set, GO… call, text and share this event with everyone you know! It’s approaching fast so gather the gang and sign up now and let’s start the fall season with this fun-tastic team building experience! Nothing says friends for life like making muddy, magical, memories together!

 Newbie to a mud run? Here are some Pro Tips from past mudders:

Coming in from outside of the Redding area? We’ve got you covered with special lodging deals when you book an overnight stay through us here:

Ready to Sign Up? Here is the official Race Entry registration page:

Do not delay! Registration closes at midnight on 9/14! You can also register in person on race day 9/16.

Map it from your location:
Nash Ranch Mud Run
10925 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, California

About Redding Sunrise Rotary:
Founded in 1990, Redding Sunrise Rotary is a service organization of business and professional leaders providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical stands in all vocations. Locally we are a fellowship who enjoy a good time while promoting “Service Above Self”. We hold several fundraisers throughout the year such as Dinner on the Bridge, Kool April Nights, and the Nash Ranch Mud Run. All fundraising goes towards local High School Scholarships, Summer Camps, Special Olympics, and several other local community outreach programs.
Redding Sunrise Rotary
Nash Ranch Mud Run

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