Race Preview: 2021 Mud, Sweat & Beers in Woodburn

The Mud, Sweat & Beers is a 5k mud run (non-timed fun run, but there will be a clock set up) combined with access to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm Garden Party & BBQ; with all proceeds going to local charities. The event is organized and hosted by the Woodburn Rotary Club and the good folks at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm are letting runners make a mess at their place.

Registration for the event (remember, it’s the race AND the Garden Party) is $45 when you sign up ahead of time and includes a free beverage (you can always buy more). If you sign up with a group of 4+, it’s only $37.50/person. Best of all, in my opinion, is the fact that the first wave for the 5k starts at 11a; you won’t be waiting around too long before it’s time to celebrate!

The run itself is sponsored by Oregon State Credit Union, and to get a good idea of what to expect, just take a look at the photos on Facebook from a previous event. It’s not super challenging where you have to have actual upper-body strength, but it is pretty down and dirty. The race website describes the course as such:

12-20 obstacles that takes place across the iconic Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. A run through muddy obstacles including, mud pits and crawls, hay bale climbs, water slide, and hills.

It goes on to say that if you’re having too much trouble with an obstacle, you are welcome to go around it. Either way, you’ll get your money’s worth of mud at this race. Once you’ve cleaned off a little bit and put on some warm clothes, you can head to the Brew Fest, which runs from noon until 4p.

The details:

When: Saturday, August 14, 2021

What time: The 5k starts at 11a with a time-trial style start. Groups of 10-18 participants will take off together every few minutes with the last wave heading out at 1p.

Where: Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm at 33814 S Meridian Road in Woodburn

Register: Online here ahead of time for $45/person ($37.50/person with 4+ in your group). Friends not running the Mud Run can also attend the Brewfest for $10, which includes entrance to the Garden and BBQ Cook-off tasting area.


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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