Running Sports

Del Mar Mud Run

March 31


The 9th annual Del Mar Mud Run brings a 5K of filthy fun back to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on March 31.The popular race has sold out for the past seven years in a row.


The 5K run/walk course features 10 to 15 epic mud-filled obstacles that are strategically placed throughout the course. The race is followed by Foam Fest showers courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience.All participants receive a high performance technical T-shirt, bibs and pins, timing clocks and a free beer.


The Del Mar Mud Run is a long-time partner of the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s Operation Rebound program, which provides unparalleled athletic opportunities and support to our troops who have served honorably and suffered permanent physical injuries. Donations support athletes’ event travel, lodging, entry fees, training and equipment. VAVi’s 5K events and sports leagues have raised almost $300,000 for Operation Rebound since 2011.


The Del Mar Fairgrounds are located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar. For more information visit