Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Can I pick up my Bib & Packet early?
   A. Yes, you have to pick up your Bib early. If you would like to pick up your bib on race day there is a $15.00 race day bib pick-up option on your registration you will select. 

Q. Where is early Packet- Pick up?
   A. Packet pick-up Location is at Oliver's Market in Windsor. Everyone needs to pick up their packets here unless they opted in for race day packet pick up for $15.00 or live 25miles away and have proof.

Q. Can I transfer my Bib or receive a refund? 
    A. No. Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you are injured you can provide us with a medical note and we will transfer your entry for a 15.00 fee.

Q. Can I pick up a packet for someone else?

   A. Yes. To pick up a packet for someone else, you must have a signed note authorizing you to pick-up their packet and have a copy of their I.D. with you. They must have their online waiver signed at time they 
registered. If you need a hard copy to sign CLICK HERE

Q. What if I forgot my I.D.? 

    A. Race packets will NOT be given out without I.D.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

    A. No. No pets are allowed at the post-race festival or on the course of the Russian River Mud Run. 

Q. Can I bring alcohol?

    A. No. Alcohol is not allowed on property of Ya Ka Ama.

Q. Can I bring my family to watch?
   A. Yes, families are encouraged to come and cheer on the runners. 

Q. Can I volunteer at the Russian River Mud Run?
    A. YES! Please Email and we will get you a volunteer form to fill out. A on-line volunteer form available on our registration page.

Q. Can my children run in the race?
    A. Yes! If your child is 8 or older they can register to participate. 

Q. What is a "Team"??
    A. Teams consist of 2 or more runners wishing to run together under a given name or designation. Teams of 10 or more that send in their group registration packets will receive $10.00 off each adult registration fees.

                        TEAM REGISTRATION FORM

Q. How do I register for a team?
    A. The team captain will create the team at the time they register. They will then tell their team members the name of the team and password(if selected) to then register on their team. If you have a team of 10 or more you will want to print out the team registration form and mail in your team registration to get the 10.00 discount. If you have any questions about team registration please contact You will need to send in your 
completed team forms with payment to PO 7972, Santa Rosa CA 95407 or Email them to

Q. Do you have to run together as a team?
   A. Yes, Teams run together. In the spirit of teams you should start, compete and finish the event together. 

Q. Are there team discounts?
    A. We are offering large team or group discounts. Please email for more details. Teams of 20 or more will receive a larger discount.

Q. What should I bring on race day?

  • Your Photo I.D.
  • Your race Bib that you picked up at Packet Pick up
  • $10 cash per car for parking
  • Spending $$$ if you want to buy souvenirs or extra food and drinks. CASH ONLY
  • A clean pair of clothes to change into and a towel.

Q. What should we wear on race day?
  • Shoes – normal running shoes. Cleats are not a good idea because of the many different terrain surfaces. Some people recommend boots but these can get heavy when they become wet and muddy.
  • Clothes – lightweight stuff that dries quickly. Clothes should fit comfortably and not get loose or baggy after getting wet. Even if it’s a cold day, heavy or thick clothing will just retain water and make you colder. You should also bring a change of clothes for after the event so you can enjoy the post-race festival.
  • Gloves – this one is more debatable. Some people swear by them, others prefer to go glove-less (faster drying). If you go with gloves, be sure to grab tough, thick ones to prevent burns from the ropes and splinters from the walls.

Q. How can I get cleaned up after the race?

   A. We will have a changing room for male and females to change if you wish too after the race.

Q. Is there poison oak on the course?
   A. In the wooded areas around Ya Ka Ama, there is poison oak. Although we have done everything we can to remove any poison oak from the course, 
there is a chance that runners may encounter it. We have done our best to remove plants, leaves and roots of poison oak to minimize any exposure, but we cannot guarantee that runners will not encounter it. We have also marked Poison Oak plants that are off the course but near to it with pink ribbons and signage so it can be easily identified. Please stay clear of any plants with pink ribbon on them.

Q. Can we wear costumes in the run?
    A. Go for it! We encourage you to get as creative as you want. Just make sure the costume does not impair your vision, prevent you from breathing normally, or can potentially make you trip or get snagged on an obstacle. This is also a family event so please be considerate of children when choosing your costumes.

Q. Can I park off site and walk?

    A. No. There is nowhere to park off site that is within walking distance to the event. 

Q. How much does it cost to park?
    A. Event day parking is $10 per car. Make sure to bring cash.

Q. Are there aid stations along the route?
    A. Yes, aid stations are strategically positioned all along the course with water and sports drink.

Q. Is there a bag check area?  Where is it located? 
    A. Yes, Bag check and registration is located at the start/finish area and post-race festival. 

Q. What if it rains?
    A. That would make more mud! The Mud Run goes on, rain or shine.

Q. Will you have food and beverages available for sale?
    A. Yes, our food vendors will offer a variety of food options at the post-race festival. The festival begins at 9:00am. Please bring CASH if you plan to eat after the race.

Q. Is the Mud Run timed?
    A. No the Mud Run will not be timed.  

Q. Did you order a iTab at the time of registration?

If you have any questions regarding your order please email