Welcome to the 10th annual Muddler hosted by the Town of Dayton in partnership with the Harrisonburg Police Foundation. The Muddler is a unique 4 mile muddy adventure course through the historic Town of Dayton. “Muddlers” will encounter a variety of obstacles along the way, such as the Cooks Creek Water Run, Mud Crawls, Hay Bale Climb, water slide, feed sack carry, aerial sprays and more. And it's all for a great cause - proceeds from this year’s event will support the Town of Dayton Police Department, the City of Harrisonburg Police Department, and Bridgewater College’s John Painter and Vashon “J.J.” Jefferson Memorial Student Support Fund.


When: Saturday, August 6th, 2022, Opening Ceremony starts at 7:45 am

Where: Dove Park, 360 College Street, Dayton VA 22821 


Registration Dates & Cost:
Early bird (4/1-5/20): $60
Regular (5/21-7/31): $75
Last minute and day of (8/1-8/6): $90

* Age-based price discounts apply to youth participants.

You must register by July 15th to receive a free T-shirt!!! 

Registering as a Team:

For participants who wish to be part of a team, each individual of the team must complete their own registration. If you are a team leader, you will need to first create a new team when you register. You will then need to share the team name, along with what wave that you selected, with the other members. Additional members will then be able to select this team from a drop down box when they register. It is helpful for all members of a team to register around the same time in order to be part of the same corral. If you see that a given corral may be getting full, we ask that you sign up for a corral that will handle your entire team. 

*All Competitive teams must consist of a minimum of 5 (five) members, but no more than 7 (seven), and not all of the same gender. Our goal is to keep the flow going at all obstacles.

*Non-competitive teams consist of at least 2 members, but have no cap on team size, or genders.

*Competitive team times will be based on the 5th place finisher on that team. 

Registering as an Individual:

Participants will select a specific event and/or corral time window. Participants must run in the event which they registered for and will start in smaller groups of ~30 within the given window. For example, if you sign up for the 11am corral, that corral would have start times of 11am, 11:10, 11:20, 11:30, 11:40, and 11:50. This is a slight change from prior years, so please note that if you sign up for an 11am corral, you may not start until 11:50 am. 

Race Schedule: 
7:15 am – Day of registration begins and continues throughout the day. Note: if you plan to register on the day of the event, you will most likely be assigned to one of the later, non-competitive waves.
8:00am -  Youth waves (youth 12-15 are encouraged to start at 8, while those under 11 should plan to start at 8:15am)                                                                     
9:00am  - Competitive Individuals 
9:30am  — Competitive Teams 

10:00am — Corporate Cup 
10:30am — Non-competitive individuals and teams (specific corrals every half hour)

Awards are presented to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place individuals (including the two youth categories) for male and female, and teams in all competitive divisions. To be eligible for awards, you must be part of the Competitive Waves or the Youth Waves. A Corporate Cup is awarded to the top business team within the Corporate Cup Waves.

Business Participation:

 The Muddler is a great staff development events and a way to bond with co-workers! Businesses wishing to pay for their employees can request a coupon code that their employees can use to register for free. A single invoice (payable by credit card or check) for all participants will be sent prior to the event. Please contact the race director at events@daytonva.us or 540-879-2241 if you'd like for to set up a coupon code.


Results will be posted at the race and on this webpage once they are available!

2022 Results Page 

Looking for 2021 Race Results? Find them here! 

August 06, 2022


August 06, 2022 (Saturday) - 08:00
Obstacle Race
4 miles
Solo Kids Charity/Fund raising


Aug 06 2022 : Rain in the afternoon and evening.
19.9°C - 31.6°C (67.9°F - 88.9°F)

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Last checked on 2022-08-01


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