Event Info


We know our four-legged pooches sometimes think they’re human, so we are really excited to give man’s best friend a muddy good time too with the Australian first Muddy Paws Challenge. We did say we were the mud run for everyone – now you and your dog can dash through the dirt together!

Taking place in the afternoon, there’s no chance of you or your pooch getting out clean through our specially designed dog friendly course.

*Please note, each registration covers the cost for one human and their accompanying dog to participate in the time wave of their choice.

* All dogs must wear a lead at all times and a muzzle if required.

* Each registration covers one human. Please note, not every participant needs to have a dog in the Muddy Paws Challenge time waves. You can have a couple, family or group of friends run with one dog, or a few! Our only “rule” is that each individual person cannot have more than one dog run with them and it must be an 18+ guardian controlling the dog. Don’t have a dog at all but can’t participate in the morning? That’s fine, you can still register for the Muddy Paws Challenge and participate without a dog, so long as you are happy to be on course with lots of dogs!

Time: 1:30pm to 2:00pm

Expected time to finish: 1.5+ hours

Length: 5-6 kms

# of Obstacles: 25+

Human Fitness Level: All

Dog Fitness Level: Moderate to fit

Age: We recommend 9+ years

Our action-packed Mud Mayhem course is jam-packed with 30+ of your favourite obstacles over the years, plus some exciting new obstacles, all suited to accommodate any fitness level.

You don’t have to be super fit to participate – good times is the name of the game so have some fun, enjoy some laughs along the way and take it at your own pace! Walk through with you kids and enjoy some quality family time, register with a group of mates and enjoy some laughs in the mud, or if you want to be named our First In champion test your skills and participate in 8:30am wave – the choice is yours!

*Please note: This is strictly a dog free mud run – If you’d like to run with you dog please register for the Muddy Paws Challenge in the afternoon.

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Expected time to finish: 1+ hours

Length: 5 to 6 kms

# of Obstacles: 30+

Fitness Level: All

Age: We recommend 9+ years

Back by popular, keep those mud cubs entertained these spring school holidays with our NEW Kids Course! The 1-2 km course is packed full of muddy fun that’s sure to wear them out, with 10+ obstacles that have been especially designed to test and grow your little mudsters skills! We recommend this course for kids aged 5+ years old. Are you a parent who’s a child at heart? No worries, parents and guardians can register into this course too if they’d like to participate with their cub… if you can keep up! Not keen on getting muddy but still want to watch your cub on course? No worries, a controlled number of parents will be able to walk around the outskirts of the course to cheer on their muddy cub.

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Expected time to finish:
Approx. 1 hour

Length: 1 to 2 kms

# of Obstacles: 10+

Fitness Level: All

Age: We recommend 5+ years


We don’t want to give too much away, but our obstacles have a distinct south-west flavour. Think tractor tyres, bird netting, dams, beer kegs and of course, hay bales – expect the best of the best for family fun, without electric shocks! Plus, with our unique South West location, we can confidently say we are the muddiest mud run around.

There will be obstacles of varying difficulties and sizes, made all the more fun by a good coat of glorious mud. Obstacles will consist of a range of crawling, wading, climbing, sliding and jumping. If there are any obstacle that you don’t feel confident in completing, no worries – just walk past it to skip to the next obstacle.


Are you in it to win it? We have some epic prizes up for grabs at the South West Mudfest!

FIRST IN: Think you can slide and climb through that mud fast enough? Register for our 8:30am wave and be the first across the line to be awarded the first in male or female.

BEST DRESSED: We are also awarding prizes to the best dressed teams for the day, so get in the spirit of the event and pull on some fancy dress to be in the running for a prize.

Wave Times

To avoid over-crowding on the course and to provide everyone with the best experience, participants will be divided into staggered starting waves.

Waves will start in 5 or 10 minute intervals to spread competitors across the course and prevent queues at obstacles.

When registering you will be asked to select your preferred start wave time. Waves are allocated on a first in best dressed basis. If you want to change your wave time, simply log back into your Active Ticketing account to change your registration.


We take every precaution to ensure a safe and fun event for all, but like with all obstacle courses there are associated risks so we ask you to please recognise this and note that you are responsible for your own health insurance, as well as your families.

To help ensure your safety, we will be joined by an Event First Aid Team who are all there to look after any troubles on the day. We will also have a vet on site in the afternoon to look after any four-legged family member who may be having too much fun in the mud.

All participants are required to agree to our Event Policy and Terms and Conditions before taking part in the event:

Muddy Paws Challenge Safety Guidelines

South West Mudfest Rules Of The Mud

South West Mudfest Event Policy

South West Mudfest Terms & Conditions