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May 11th, 2019 | 9AM - 2PM

Expect a day that will challenge every muscle in your body.

When & Where

May 11th, 2019

790 Dunham Hill Rd, Binghamton, NY

What is the Mud Gauntlet?

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Run, crawl, sprint and splash through the Mud Gauntlet, Broome County's premier hardcore outdoor obstacle course.

100% of the proceeds from the Mud Gauntlet benefit the Southern Tier AIDS Program, staying here in our eight-county region, helping to make our community a healthy place to live, work and grow.

Schedule of Events

  • Obstacle Volunteers meeting
  • Competitor check-in opens
  • Runners meeting
  • Point Series Heat
  • 5K Wave 1
  • 5K Wave 2
  • 5K Wave 3
  • 5K Wave 4
  • Lunch
  • Awards

The Obstacle Course

The NEWBSANITY Mud Gauntlet is a very tough and challenging course but offers options on many of the extreme obstacles. This 5K layout winds around 40 acres of natural terrain in which you'll encounter many natural and man-made obstacles.

You'll get to choose your difficulty level by taking either the Risk and Reward path or the Tried and True path. This allows for the seasoned athlete and the first-timer to compete together, side‑by‑side.

Risk & Reward

Risk and Reward are very challenging obstacles. They will push you to your limit. You must train in order to complete these obstacles. Two 10' walls will be difficult to climb, but you'll get through much faster!

Tried & True

Tried and True are easier to complete, but don't make the mistake of thinking they aren't challenging, because they are. Climbing over seven 4' walls will take time, but you can do it!

Types of Waves

Point Series Heat

The Points Series is designed to crown the best all-around adventure athlete in the Northeast. Besides being a certified badass, winners will receive personalized embroidered jackets.

Athletes can earn points at all Newbsanity events.


5K Wave

Ready to sprint, splash and crawl? You can choose your challenges—climb over two 10' walls or seven 4' walls. We've got 33 obstacles for you to enjoy.

You're gonna get wet, muddy and tired, all while having the time of your life!


Obstacle List

Fundraise & Run for Free

Become a Grudder on a Mission and run the Mud Gauntlet for free! All you need to do is to fundraise a minimum of $125... and who wouldn't pay a few bucks to see you covered in mud?

It's easy to get started:

• Create your own online fundraising page
• Ask your friends and family for donations
• Once you've reached the minimum fundraising requirement of $125, we'll send you a special code that will allow you to register for free!

Start fundraising now Fundraising FAQ & Details

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Mud Gauntlet Faqs

Can I bring my dog?

No dogs are allowed.

What do I need to bring with me to check in?

You MUST bring picture ID with you. If you are a minor your parent/legal guardian must bring picture ID with them also.

What should I wear for the Mud Gauntlet?

Showing up for the Mud Gauntlet wearing the proper race wear can make the difference between a cold and disastrous day to an enjoyable and memorable one. In any case, expect to get wet, muddy, and most likely be somewhat cold.

Bearing this in mind, loose cotton outer wear will only soak up mud and water then weigh you down throughout the race. Try switching to a tight fitting polyester shirt and compression shorts. This will quickly shed water, not become saturated and weigh you down, and can even dry out between obstacles.

What about footwear?

Many people think since they are racing in the mud they should wear their oldest, worst sneakers. I believe this is a mistake many people will make. Remember, you will be running a considerable distance. It will be muddy and the terrain will be uneven. You will encounter rocks, roots and ruts, and this will demand a good supporting sneaker.

Many off-road runners prefer a good trail sneaker with an aggressive tread instead of a regular running style. Be careful, too much of an aggressive tread and it can fill with mud adding extra weight to carry around.

I suggest a quality sneaker with a medium tread pattern. After the race simply rinse them off with a hose and they'll be as good as new.

Should I wear gloves?

Many obstacle runners will wear gloves to protect their hands from abrasions. Additionally, a rubberized palm may also help with grip on slippery obstacles.

I would recommend a simple fabric type glove with a totally rubberized palm. These are lightweight, will help grip muddy slippery surfaces, and protect from the elements. Football receiver's gloves also work very well. They are designed to be flexible, have a rubber type palm, and are lightweight.

It is always a wise idea to try new accessories before race day and not the day of the event.

Can I bring my dog to the event?

We love our 4-legged friends but this is not the event for them. No pets are allowed at the Mud Gauntlet. Please bring your dogs to our event that is all about them - the Doggone Fun on the Run event!

Do I need anything else?

There are many obstacles where you will be crawling on your knees and elbows to complete. Many runners will wear knee and forearm protection for this reason. This will pad you from any sharp objects and help limit any bruising.

In extremely cold weather, and typically for much longer events, competitors may even opt to wear wet suits to stay warm but still provide knee and forearm protection.