MUD CREEK CRAWL is a nationally recognized off-road race (RUNNER'S WORLD's choice as one of the nation's Top 13 Out-Of-The-Way Races) that is run over a beautiful wooded and hilly course on trails that were designed for cross-country skiing.
Races are a 5 km run, 5 km walk and 10 km run start at 9:30 am through the rugged terrain at the confluence of Mud Creek and the Salt River in the Pine Haven Recreation Area near Sanford, Michigan. The trail surface is natural turf, sand, or (hopefully) mud, depending upon the weather.
Top finishers are determined through use of a handicap system of scoring: each entrant will have his/her actual finish time adjusted by an age/sex factor and a body type/composition factor. This handicapping will allow each runner an essentially equal chance to win in his/her chosen race.
Previous MUD CREEK CRAWL winners have ranged in age from pre-teen to post-sixty. Come and discover the unique character of the MUD CREEK CRAWL; bring your friends and family to run or spectate.
Location, scoring, and tradition (we've been doing this for thirty five years) all combine to create a truly unusual off-road race. Join your runner friends in this most enjoyable event!