YES It’s that time again, so get ready…the MUD RUN is coming! YHC will be the Q for F3Nation this year. Your Regional Q’s are being finalizing. Many regions have an assigned Mud Run Q for the Fall, the full list should be completed and displayed soon (updates will be made to this blast to list Regional Qs). The Ultimate Challenge Mud Run is the F3 Nation “Super Bowl,” (it’s just muddier than the one we watch on TV). Our next opportunity is Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the Leatherneck course in Gaston, SC. We had approximately 500 pax at the Spring 2015 Mud Run. The goal for Fall 2015? 527.5 Pax (or thereabouts)…. We can do it!
ALL AO Qs talk it up to the Pax that post to your AO. Veteran runners, do it again, get better, finish faster and most of all encourage our new brothers to take the next step! Since the last MUD RUN, We have seen a lot of FNG’s dip their toe in the water to see what F3 is all about. LEAP expansion efforts have been nothing short of amazing. We will have representation from several new AOs, including several teams from #TheMission (from Oliver Gospel Mission out of Columbia)! Good Form is being promoted and the Pax are holding each other accountable. VQs are multiplying at staggering numbers. There is no better time than now to be Plant, Grow and Serve. Let’s all pull together to promote OUR event! Now it’s time, are you going to step up and help us to exceed our goal???
As usual, we have a reserved block of priority F3 starting times with the Mud Run organizers. This next bit is important: Start times: so please PAY ATTENTION:
The TOP 3 Finishers (Teams) from the Spring 2015 Mud Run will have MUD RUN priority slots. We will slot in the next 10 F3 Teams. This is all based on the below 3 conditions:
1) TEAM NAMES MUST REMAIN THE SAME
2) Team must be comprised of AT LEAST 3 members of Spring 2015 Team
3) Team roster must be submitted by the published deadline
Registration and payment this year will be the same as the last Spring Mud Run. TEAMS WILL BE MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL MUD RUN Qs! You register as an individual and then coordinate with your Regional Mud Run Q to form your team. DO NOT CONTACT [email protected] or Heist regarding changes or setting up your Mud Run Team!!!! ONLY your Regional MudRun Q should be contacted for this.
Registration fees are $55 per person and the DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 12TH 2015. This deadline is based on how Eventbrite reimburses us. Registration is considered a “hard commit” with NO REFUND should you be unable to compete. If you register and cannot meet your commitment, it’s your responsibility to your team and your Region to find your replacement.
Transportation to the race is your responsibility. Coordination of charters/buses/road-trip refreshments should be coordinated through your Regional Q.
We will continue honoring Operation Enduring Warrior with a donation from F3 Nation. They support wounded soldiers, particularly amputees. If you saw them at previous Mud Run presentations, it was powerful. Several members of their group compete with prosthetics and one has no legs at all. There will be a block on the registration form to make a donation. $10 per person as an add on is suggested, but donating more, less, or nothing at all is ok. It’s completely optional. We presented OEW with a Check for $5000 at the Spring Mud Run and we are hoping to make another check presentation at the Fall Mud Run (GOAL to exceed $5,500).
Regional Mud Run Q’s:
Charlotte MECA:——————Chicken Strip
Finally, we have set up a dedicated email account for Mud Run issues and coordination. Please use it!
MUDRUN REGISTRATION (F3 SIGN UP HERE FOR MUDRUN):
Email Address for questions/issues:
F3 MudRun Twitter account (FOLLOW THIS FOR DAILY TWEETS/ UPDATES):
Operation Enduring Warrior:
USMC Mud Run (DO NOT SIGN UP VIA THIS LINK, this is just a general FYI link about the mudrun):
Some very helpful course knowledge items, especially with the new guys. Be as prepared as possible and know what you’re in for (provided courtesy of Bolt)!
Spring 2015 actual Course video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkDYciKY1fc
How to beat the Mud Run obstacles: http://f3nation.com/2013/10/08/how-to-beat-the-mud-run-obstacles/
1) When do we have to be at the race? All expected to be at our tent at 7:00am to be ready for pre-race BOM.
2) When will we do the BOM? Before 7:30am.
3) When does the Race Registration Tent Open? Registration tent open at 7:30am and ALL 4 TEAM MEMBERS MUST REGISTER TOGETHER.
4) When can I pick-up my T-Shirt from the F3 Tent? AFTER you team registers at the Registration Tent.
5) When does the race start? First teams off at 8:30am, then teams staggered after this time until a bit after 9:00am.
6) What do I do AFTER my team finished? Pat yourself on the back then head straight to the F3 Tent!
7) How long do I have to stay at the F3 tent? Can’t believe you would ask that, BUT PLEASE stay there until 11:00am. We will take our final Pax photo at 11:00am and want all to be included!
More to come soon. Go Register!