Frequently Asked Questions


  • 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 and families/friends. Parking is located just a short stroll from the Event Village, and can be accessed from Great Northern Hwy.
  • HOW WILL THE STARTING WAVES WORK?

    • We have staggered starts to minimise the congestion at obstacles and maximise the fun!
    • Start waves will leave at 10 minute intervals.
    • When you register online you will need to select a start wave time of your preference.
    • If a wave start time is no longer available when you try to register online, it means it has been filled. Waves are allocated on a first in best dressed process.
  • WILL THERE BE A BAG DROP?

    • Straight after you register, you will be able to drop your valuables (keys, phone and wallet only) at our manned valuables drop for a gold coin donation to the RSPCA WA.
    • You can then drop your towel and a bag of clean clothes on the shelves in the change rooms.
    • Please note that while we will have security, all items are left in the change rooms 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, so 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.
    • Prizes are up for grabs for the best dressed, so be creative!
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

    • A copy of your confirmation email so we can scan you in (this can be a printed copy or displayed on your phone).
    • Please remember a towel for the shower, a new set of clothes to change into before you head over to Event Village and a plastic bag for any dirty clothes that you would like to keep.
    • A gold coin for parking and a gold coin for valuables drop and parking.
    • Why not bring an action camera to record your day!
  • 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 challenge, not a race. So don’t be too concerned about speeding around the course, take your time and have fun!
  • DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?

    • Yes, registering for the event involves agreeing to our Terms & Conditions and Event Policy.
    • When registering for the Muddy Paws Challenge you will also be agreeing to our Muddy Paws Challenge Policy.
    • 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 account here, and altering your current registration.
  • CAN I VOLUNTEER AT THE SWAN VALLEY MUDFEST?

    • We are looking for fun, friendly and motivating people to help out on the day and cheer on the participants.
    • Volunteer roles include manning obstacles or running the Event Village.
    • If you would like to be part of the Swan Valley Mudfest team, please email us at buzzus@buzzmarketing.com.au
  • DOES MY DOG NEED TO BE ON A LEAD?

    • Yes, we require ALL dogs to be on a lead for the entirety of the event, both on the course and in the Event Village. If you arrive without a lead, you will be asked to leave with no offer to refund your registration.
  • WILL THERE BE ANY ENTERTAINMENT OR FOOD

    • We want to create a festival experience to celebrate the love of mud!
    • You can expect a DJ and lots of food vendors in the Event Village.
  • CAN MY KIDS RUN?

    • Yes! The 2018 Swan Valley Mudfest course is more family friendly than ever!
    • This course is for all ages (we strongly recommend 9+ years for children) – 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.

    WILL THERE BE SHOWERS?

    • After you cross the finish line, pause for a photo then run straight on in to the showers! We will also have a hosing area to wash off your dogs.
  • Muddy Paws Challenge Checklist

    You know your dog better than anyone, so here is a Muddy Paws Checklist to help you decide whether they would like to run the course:

    1. Your dog must be at least 1 years old
    2. Your dog must be fit and healthy – remember, they have to take twice as many steps as humans.
    3. Is your dog sociable with other dogs and humans?
    4. Do you think your dog will be able to complete the course?
    5. Your dog must not be in season.
    6. Your dog must be happy to be on a lead at all times during the event
    7. Your dog must be fully vaccinated
    8. Your must ensure you keep your dog hydrated during the run
    9. Your dog needs to wear a collar with identity tag at all times.
  • I am not registering for the Muddy Paws Challenge, can I still fundraise for the RSPCA WA?

    Absolutely! Please click here to visit the Swan Valley Mudfest fundraiser page to safely donate much needed money to the RSPCA WA.

  • 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.

  • DO I NEED TO HAVE A DOG TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MUDDY PAWS CHALLENGE?

    No, 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.

    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!

  • 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.