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Check-in is 7:00 am & First Flight is 8:00 am.

PIG TRAIL MUD RUN – May 31, 2014

SOOOEEEEE! Calling all PIGS! Come wallow in the mud with other swine, sows and pork lovers at the Pig Trail Mud Run, built and directed by the Springdale Rotary Club. If you think getting wet and dirty sounds fun and you and your piggy pal team members love to be mentally and physically challenged, then the Pig Trail Mud Run is the race for you.

Come on – get a team together, get off the couch, encourage your team to train a little, and join the Pig Trail Mud Run for a day that you’ll only be able to describe as “A Muddy BLAST!” This race promises to be more fun than a barrel of pickled pigs’ feet.

And plan to stick around for more fun, to pig out on food and beer and enjoy some great entertainment at our PIG party. Or, if you don’t like that idea of getting off the couch to prepare for the race, come on out and join the party anyway.

This muddy mess is a fundraiser for the Springdale Rotary Club to help pay for the organization’s many local, national, and international projects. A portion of all registration and other fees is tax-deductible.


The Pig Trail Mud Run is on an undeveloped, rustic portion of the Ecclesia College campus in Springdale, Arkansas. Located in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks, the course features extreme hills, underbrush and lots of trees, a stream bed and ponds. And that’s before you factor in the ultra-challenging obstacles you’ll have to navigate to complete this 5K race. You may even see a wild boar!

Interesting Facts About the Pig Trail Mud Run Venue:

  • While most of the race is run on Ecclesia College property which is in Springdale, Arkansas, you will actually be running in two different counties, starting and ending at Marchant Arena in Benton County. When you cross Marchant Road to the south, you will be in Washington County. Marchant Arena, is located in Elm Springs, Arkansas so you can tell your friends you ran in two cities and two counties all in one race, the Pig Trail Mud Run!
  • The Pig Trail Mud Run is on land located between two Civil War camps. The Confederate camp was less than a mile south and the Union camp was a mile north of our venue.
  • The longest chicken house in the world was once located on the Pig Trail Mud Run site. (We say: It would have made a great hog house.) Unfortunately the brick chicken house was destroyed by a tornado in the 1970’s.


Packet Pick up will be Friday May 30th, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Springdale at the Front Desk.


We’re changing up the course this year – new obstacles, new challenges, and more fun! Check back later for more information.


Invite your friends, family and co-workers to come race with you or watch you race.  We will have lots of great spectator viewing and, other than parking, it’s free to come watch and check out all the fun!


Preferred parking is $10 per car for the day. Regular parking is $5. Limited preferred parking is close to Marchant Arena where the race will begin and end. Regular parking is down a hill from the arena – a bit of a walk to save $5. Parking passes may be purchased at time of registration, during packet pickup, or the day of the race.


No need to worry about where to stash your dry clothes or your camera while you are slogging through this muddy mess of a fundraiser. We will keep your stuff nice and dry in our bag check area.


While the hog house is the logical answer, even better is the Springdale Holiday Inn, 1500 South 48th Street, Springdale, Arkansas 72764. Book online at www.HolidayInn.com or call 1-800-315-2621, tell them you’re running in the Pig Trail Mud Run, they’ll give a rate of $89.00 a night which is bound to make you happier than a pig in a blanket!


Interested in being a sponsor for the Pig Trail Mud Run? We have all the details you could need here.


For a complete list of frequently asked questions CLICK HERE