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Spring Break at the Lake Returns to Oak Canyon Park on April 6


Irvine Lake Mud Run hosts annual Mud Run at Scenic Irvine Lake

On Saturday, April 6, the Irvine Lake Mud Run will host their annual mud run, “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 luge, water drenching experiences, and more mud pits than any mud run in the world.

Parking lots open at 6:30 a.m. and the morning waves begin with a mixed wave including non-timed individual and team heats at 8 a.m. Timed individuals begin at 9 a.m. and timed team heats start at 10 a.m. Non-timed individuals begin at 11 a.m. and non-timed team heats at 12 p.m. followed by the “Mud Puddles” kid’s race roughly around 1 p.m. The final non-timed individual heats begin at 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m. and non-timed mixed heat 3 p.m. Food vendors are serving from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the beer garden opens doors from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the Action Sports & Eco Fair Booths are open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Runners are encouraged to register in advance and arrive at least one hour prior to start time. Registration is $69 for each individual or team member. Sign ups may be available on the day of the event pending sell out. Runners must be 13 years of age or older and in good health. Kids ages 2 – 12 can participate in the 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 April 6 in bright orange to show support.

Runners can also join Irvine Lake Mud Run for more mud, more fun during Summer of Mud on June 22 and That Dam Mud Run on October 19.  Come join us for a memorable Spring Break at the Lake by registering on line at:


April 6 Mud Run Schedule:

Parking: open at 6:30 a.m.

Mud Run Wave Start Times:

Non-times Individuals and Teams: 8 a.m.
Timed Individuals: 9 a.m.
Timed Teams: 10 a.m.
Non-times Individuals: 11a.m.

Non-times Teams: 12 p.m.
“Mud Puddles” Kid’s Race Area: After 12 p.m. race roughly 1 p.m.

Non-times Individuals and Teams: 3 p.m.
Food Sales: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Action Sports & Eco Fair Booths: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spring Break Beer Garden: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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