Frequently Asked Questions


  • WHAT MODIFICATIONS HAVE WE MADE IN LIGHT OF ADVICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AROUND COVID-19?

    • Split the event hub in to an ‘in’ and ‘out’ section so there is no unnecessary contact with participants
    • There are toilets on either side of the event hub
    • Valuables drop off is on the ‘in’ side of the hub while pick up is on the ‘out’ side of the hub
    • The event will be cashless. If there are any new registrations available on the day these will be paid electronically

    • Hand sanitiser will be available around the event hub and certain locations out on course
    • There will be no food vans/picnic area in the Event Village
    • No shower/wash down area as this cannot be hygienic – there will be a hose down area set up just before the finish line to wash off the mud before finishing and collecting your belongings
    • Wave time changes, halving the number of people in each wave and adding a large number of waves
    • Participants are only to arrive 30 minutes before their wave time
    • Encourage particpants to only linger for max of 1 hour after the run
    • The course is just over 3km instead of 5-6km
    • The course is 90% mud based rather than 50%
    • Removed obstacles where backlog of participants have occured in the past
  • WILL THERE BE A MUDDY PAWS CHALLENGE COURSE IN 2020?

    • We will not be offering the Muddy Paws Challenge for 2020 due to the event being stripped down due to COVID-19. We look forward to offering the Muddy Paws Challenge again in 2021 so everyone’s four legged friend can get muddy and have a great time too!
    • WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?

      • Each registration purchase includes one spot in your chosen course and a Swan Valley Mudfest event t-shirt.
      • The t-shirt sizing is based on a first in best dressed basis when you check-in on event day
    • HOW DO I GET TO THE SWAN VALLEY MUDFEST?

      • Belvoir Estate is approximately a 30-minute drive north-east of the Perth CBD.
      • Belvoir Estate is located off Great Northern Highway, just north of the junction with Cathedral Avenue and south of the junction with West Swan Road.
      • Click here for a map on how to get there.
    • WHERE DO I PARK?

      • Ample parking will be available to all competitors as well as their family and friends for a gold coin donation to our awesome partners, the Swan City Youth Service. Parking is located just a short stroll from the Event Village, in the neighbouring paddock, and can be accessed from Great Northern Hwy.
    • HOW WILL THE TIME WAVES WORK?

      • 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 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.
    • WILL THERE BE A VALUABLES DROP?

      • Straight after you register, you will be able to drop your valuables (keys, phone and wallet and water bottle only) at our manned valuables drop for a gold coin donation to our partner the Swan City Youth Service who will be managing the valuables drop.
      • You can leave your clothes and towels in your car, a short distance from our Event Village. All items that are left in the Event Village are left at your own risk. Event management takes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.
    • WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

      • Prepare to get down and dirty! Old clothes are the best bet when dealing with mud, don’t wear your Sunday best!
      • We will have a ‘muddy bin’ at the finish line if you would prefer to dispose of your outer layer of clothing once you have completed the course.
      • We require all participants to wear fully enclosed shoes when out on course.
    • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

      1. Your confirmation email, either printed out or displayed on your phone, and your photo ID for the check-in point
      2. Clean clothes
      3. A plastic bag for your muddy clothes
      4. A gold coin donation for both the valuables drop
      5. A big smile and a fun attitude… time to get muddy!!
    • WILL THERE BE SHOWERS?

      • Due to COVID-19 this year we will not be having our usual shower set up as this area can get very congested and hard to manage, especially with social distancing restrictions. Just before you cross the finish line we will have a hose down area where you can wash the most of the mud off before finishing!
    • WILL THE SWAN VALLEY MUDFEST BE TIMED?

      • No, the Swan Valley Mudfest is not a timed event.
      • Our stance is that the Mudfest is a fun challenge, not a race. So don’t be too concerned about speeding around the course, take your time and have fun!
    • WILL THERE BE FOOD AVAILABLE?

      • This year our Event Village wont be what you are used to at the Swan Valley Mudfest. There will not be food trucks parked up at our Event Village year and we will not have a picnic area set up. We hope that this will just be in place for this year and will be back to normal in 2021!
    • DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?

      • Yes, registering for the event involves agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, Rules Of The Mud and Event Policy which you can read here.
      • Please note that all children 14 years and under must run the entire course with an accompanied registered guardian and all children from ages 15 to 18 must have a parent guardian waiver signed upon registration.
    • WILL THERE BE ANY ENTERTAINMENT?

      • Even though our Event Village will not be normal we will still have an awesome DJ, playing some great tunes creating that awesome atmosphere before and after your run!
    • CAN MY KIDS RUN?

      • Yes! We don’t call ourselves the mud run for everyone for no reason!
      • Our Run A Muck course is recommended for ages 9-99 years. Bearing this in mind, we understand no one knows your child better than you, so we ask parents to please use their better judgement when registering their child and working out whether your child is ready for their first muddy obstacle race!
      • Please note that all children 14 years and under must run the entire course with an accompanied registered guardian and all children from ages 15 to 18 must have a parent guardian waiver signed upon registration.
    • CAN I REFUND OR TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION?

      • Our event Terms and Conditions that you agreed to upon registering outline our event rules, registration policy, conditions of entry and contingency procedures.
      • We do not offer refunds on registrations however you can transfer your registration to another person by logging back into your Active Ticketing account here, and altering your current registration. Here are the instructions on how to do so:
      • 1.       Transfer registration

        a.       Log in to https://myevents.active.com/

        b.       Click your name in the upper right side and choose My Events

        c.        Click Transfer registration to another athlete

        d.       Enter recipient email address in Email address field

        e.       Enter recipient email address in Confirm email address field

        f.         Click Submit

        g.       Confirmation email sent verifying transfer process initiated to transferring participant and to a new participant

        2.       Accept registration

        a.       The new registrant opens email notification of transfer

        ·         Note: Email subject is: Claim your registration for {event name} from {original participant} 

        b.       Click Claim registration within the message

        c.        Log in to ACTIVE.com

        d.       Complete registration form

        e.       Click Continue

        f.         Click Check out

        Notes about transfers:

        ·         Note: Registrations for someone below 18 can only be viewed and transferred by the guardian who registered them. Registrations made by someone else on your behalf (if you are an adult) can be transferred by that person or by yourself 

        ·         Note: Registrations for those who are part of a group-registration team cannot be transferred.

        ·         Note: Transfers may only be completed into the same category – if the original registration was for a 5K, the new registration must also be for the 5K. If permitted by the organizer, the new participant may change event categories after the fact.

        ·         Note: If a participant transfers categories BEFORE attempting to transfer the registration to someone else, the process cannot be completed.

        ·         Note: The newest price is applied at checkout when the recipient accepts the transfer. If the event has a tiered price schedule, the current price could be higher than that for the original participant.

        ·         Note: The original registration fee is not refunded until the new participant accepts and completes the transfer process. ACTIVE.com processing fees and/or USAT membership fees (if applicable) are not refunded.

        ·         Note: Once the recipient has accepted and completed the transfer, the original registrant will be canceled and refunded. Refunds are processed within 5-7 business days. If a transfer fee is applied, it will be deducted automatically from the refund. For example, if the original registrant paid $25 and the transfer fee is $5, he/she will be refunded $20.

    • HOW DO I CHANGE THE TIME OF MY WAVE?

      • You can change your wave time by logging back into your Active account.
      • Please note, if a time wave is sold out you won’t be able to transfer into that time wave.
      • If you are unable to change your wave time, please note there is a $10 fee for a member of the South West Mudfest team to do so for you as per the Terms and Conditions of the event.
    • WILL ANY OF THE OBSTACLES REQUIRE SWIMMING?

      Yes, we do have some obstacles which take place in the dams or creeks on the property which will require a basic level of swimming/wading skills. If you feel you or your child are not confident in completing these obstacles safely that’s totally fine – you can simply walk past this obstacle and onto the next to skip it. We ask all parents to pay close attention to their children when participating on our water-based obstacles.

    • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?

      • We have three prices for our Run A Muck course – Early Bird, General Admission and Group prices
      • For a detailed outline of this pricing please head to our Registration Page.
    • DO I NEED TO WEAR SHOES WHEN PARTICIPATING?

      • Yes, for safety and insurance reasons all participants are required to wear enclosed shoes for the duration of the course.
    • WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE ON THE DAY?

      • We require you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your time wave to ensure time to park, check-in, drop your items at valuables drop and warm up for your muddy adventure!
    • DO YOU ACCEPT COMPANION CARDS?

      • Yes, if you are a companion card holder you can run for free if assisting someone else through the course.
      • Please email us to claim your free registration.
    • ARE THERE ANY SPECTATOR POINTS ON COURSE?

      • Spectators are noramlly encouraged to come along to the Swan Valley Mudfest to cheer on those getting muddy at the start/finish line and enjoy the entertainment offered in the Event Village, but for 2020 we do not recommend spectators attending the event as there will be no viewing points on the course. We hope that this is just for 2020 and we will be back to normal in 2021!
      • There unfortunately are no viewing spots out on course due to safety reasons.