Race Preview: 2019 Mud, Sweat & BBQ (Woodburn)

The 2019 Mud, Sweat & BBQ 5K Mud Run (fka Mud, Sweat & Beers) will be held on Saturday, August 10th at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. The event proceeds benefit the Woodburn Rotary Foundation. If you’ve never done a mud run (or if you have and love it!), this is one for the calendar because it ends with a BBQ cook-off and garden party!

As any good mud run has, there will be obstacles, mud pits, water features, hay bale climbs, and if you’re lucky, some actual running! The website describes the course as:

12-20 obstacles on a 3.1 mile course at the picturesque Wooden Shoe Tulip Farms. There will be a splash through the ponds, a hay bale hurdle obstacle, an over-under with irrigation pipe, ravine hill torture, and last but not least a slip and slide to get you from A to B quicker and rinse off the mud!

The event is a self-timed and there is no pressure to do obstacles you are unable or uncomfortable completing. It is suitable for all fitness levels…and is also dog friendly!

The race starts at 11:00 AM in first-come-first-serve waves of 10-18 people. Line up at your discretion; the last wave takes off at 1 PM!

All ages are welcome to the race, BBQ, and garden party so anyone opting out of the mud run can still enjoy the post-race fun (though it is $10 for non-racers). Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of the tent.

Live music in the Garden Party area from will be from noon-4:00 PM.  Hang out and enjoy the music, a micro-brew and local food as you dry off and brush off the mud!


Date: Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Time: 5K waves start at 11:00AM | BBQ cookoff from noon-4 PM

Location: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm | 33814 S Meridian Rd, Woodburn


  • Teams of 4 people: $150 per Team
  • Individuals over 21: $45 per person ($50 pp on race day)
  • Under 21: $35 per person ($40 pp on race day)

Registration: Online here

Follow the event on Facebook here as well!

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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