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Spring Break at the Lake

Irvine Lake Mud Run

Saturday, March 31

Oak Canyon Park at Irvine Lake



On Saturday, March 31, the Irvine Lake Mud Run presents “Spring Break at the Lake” at Oak Canyon Park. Southern California’s most scenic and challenging mud run is a 5k off-road course traversing trails, and hills, starting and finishing at picturesque Irvine Lake in Silverado Canyon.

The Mud Run features professionally built obstacles including jump walls, ramps, crawl tubes, a mud slide, water drenching experiences, and more mud pits than any mud run in the world.  Richard Blade from the World Famous KROQ will join the starting line again this year to send each wave of runners off with enthusiasm.

Parking lots open at 6:30 a.m. and the morning waves begin with individual heats at 8 a.m. 4 person team waves begin at 10:30 a.m., open sized team waves run 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and the “Mud Puddles” kid’s race follows the last open team wave. The Dirty Dodgeball competition kicks off at 12 p.m. followed by the afternoon waves which start at 1 p.m. and continue through the last open sized team heat at 4:30 p.m. Food vendors are serving from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., the beer garden opens doors from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the Action Sports & Eco Fair Booths are open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Two live bands will keep the party going all day long.

Runners are encouraged to register in advance and arrive at least one hour prior to start time. Registration for individuals is $49, $196 for teams of 4, $189 for open teams through February 10. Prices increase February 11 and then again on March 25. Sign ups may be available on event day pending availability as the event frequently sells out. Runners must be 13 years of age or older and in good health. Kids ages 2 – 12 can participate in the Gavin’s Mud Puddles Kid’s Course. Over 30 showers and several “fire hoses” will be available for runners to rinse off, and a clean change of clothes is encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and women runners in the individual races by age group and the top 3 teams in each category.

Annually the Irvine Lake Mud Run benefits the Gavin R. Stevens Foundation supporting Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) research. “Gavin’s Groupies” will run on March 31 in bright orange to show support.

Come to run or come for fun and join Irvine Lake Mud Run’s Spring Break at the Lake. More Mud, More Fun!

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March 31 Mud Run Schedule:
Parking: open at 6:30 a.m.

Morning Mud Run Start Times:

Individuals: 8 a.m.
4 Person Teams: 10 a.m.
Open Sized Teams: 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
“Mud Puddles” Kid’s Race Area: After Open Sized Team Starts

 Afternoon Wave Start Times:

Individuals: 1 p.m.
4 Person Teams: 2 p.m.
Open Sized Teams: 2:30 p.m.

**Just added! Individuals: 3:30p.m.

Open Sized Teams: 4:30p.m.

Food Sales: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Action Sports & Eco Fair Booths: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Spring Break Beer Garden: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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