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Frequently Asked Questions

Muddy Princess is an outdoor 5km (3.1 mile) obstacle mud run for WOMEN ONLY with an emphasis on having a “girls’ dirty day out” in the mud. We don’t focus on fastest times or competitions, we focus on fun! We have between 18-20 obstacles with a variety of challenges so be prepared to run/walk/ crawl/climb/ slide/ balance and laugh your way to the finish line.
We love women! And this run is all about celebrating women in all their glorious forms. We want to bring you an experience where you feel like a Princess even while crawling through the mud. This is a girl power, best friend bonding, “wow, I never thought I’d be able to do that” memory making day out for ladies ONLY.
To bring you the most fun day out in the mud, we have designed a variety of obstacles to keep you challenged and entertained. You can expect to
  • Wade, crawl or paddle through water and mud
  • Climb ropes, nets and tyre towers
  • Traverse across balance obstacles
  • Slide, glide, shimmy and roll down poles, small hills and embankments
  • Move over, through or under poles, climbing frames and barrels
No!

We encourage all of our Princesses to learn more about themselves, their boundaries and possibly their limitations at our events. If you feel that an obstacle is a little too much for you, you are welcome to walk through and continue your run.
No!

We don’t focus on time tracking or competition. Once you are on the course, you are free to complete the run as fast or as slowly as you like. There is no pressure to run, you can walk the entire course at your leisure.

Yes!

Muddy Princess cares deeply about outreach, especially women’s health issues which is why we have partnered with I Go Pink – The Breast Cancer Charities of America. We are so excited to get to work with this national organisation creating awareness towards the prevention of breast cancer and offering support to those affected here in the States and in under resourced communities around the world.

As this is an outdoor, physical event, we do suggest that you wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. We also really encourage our participants to make a statement by dressing up and showing off their inner Princess. Think tutus, tiaras, unicorns, fairies, bright colours, glitter and let your imagination go wild.
Yes! And no.

As this is a race strictly for women, we only allow little Princesses to participate as well. Please be advised that all Princesses registered to run the course are charged the same price because they all receive the same experience. And due to the nature of the event, there are some age limits as well.

9 – 13 years – Little Princesses MUST be accompanied by a registered, participating adult. It is up to parents to use proper judgement when helping youngsters decide which obstacles to do or to skip based on their ability, size and confidence levels. Event waivers MUST be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

14+ years – do not require an accompanying adult but must adhere to all course rules and regulations. Event waivers MUST be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Waivers are available on our website to download. Please print them out, sign them and bring them with to the event to be handed in at registration. Please note – no waiver, no run, no exceptions.

8 years and younger – unfortunately cannot participate in our Muddy Princess run but they can come and hang out at our Village (adult supervision required) where there are food and drink stalls available and space for everyone to relax and watch the Muddy fun from afar.
We suggest that all Princesses plan to arrive 1 hour ahead of your scheduled wave time. Please go straight to the Registration tents to get your colored wristband and hand in your waiver and then feel free to mingle in our Village while waiting to be called for your heat.
The run can take anything from an hour to three hours to complete, it totally depends on you and how fast or slowly you want to run/walk/crawl/skip/hop or shimmy the course. The average time is two hours of mud filled fun!
We average between 150 – 250 Princesses in each wave, depending on the size of the event.
Yes!

However, we cannot guarantee you a spot in a specific wave time. We always recommend that you book in advance but, in the unlikely event that we aren’t sold out, there may be a few open slots available.
At Muddy Princess, we don’t let a little (or a giant pool full of) mud stop us so we certainly aren’t going to let a little rain get in our way either. We are a rain or shine event, so, unless we have specifically contacted you to say otherwise, please assume that race is on!

Weather conditions that would stop our fun are: lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, earthquakes, extreme hail or blizzards. It's very important to note that should the event need to be postponed due to forces beyond our control, we will do our best to find a new date (and possibly a new venue too) as soon as possible and all tickets will immediately be transferred to the new event. No refunds are issued for a weather cancellation.
We have a Bag-drop ($5) where you can safely leave your stuff until you have completed the course.
Please contact info@muddyprincess.com for more details.

Your smile, your ticket, some ID, your gear, some cash.

To make your day as hassle free as possible, we encourage our Princesses to bring the following items as well

  • a change of clothes,
  • a towel to dry yourself off,
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle or camel pack
  • garbage bags for your dirty clothes and shoes (trust us, the mud gets everywhere!)
Yes!

We are always looking for fun loving Princesses to help us create a celebratory atmosphere at our events. Please click on the VOLUNTEERS link on the website for more information or email volunteer@muddyprincess.com
Yes!

We choose our venues very carefully to ensure that there is enough space to accommodate all our Princesses and their families, spectators and supporters.

Normal parking - $10 per car

VIP parking - $20 per car (VIP parking is limited and is first come first serve)

Certain venues - flat rate $15 (please check individual events for details)
Yes!

We always encourage our Princesses to travel with their entourage so husbands, kids and cheering squads are most welcome to accompany you. There is no additional spectator fee. We have a Village where they can cheer you at the Start and celebrate you at the Finish Line. They can explore the food and drink stalls, or sit and relax while they wait for you to have your fun in the mud.

Please note – We do not have a designated spectator zone along the course. While it may be fun to have your hubby watch you wade through the mud or climb the tyre tower, we ask that you respect the privacy of all our Princesses and that all spectators remain in the Village and not venture onto the course.

Due to the set up of the different venues, we cannot guarantee that the course will remain private and we do not police spectators along the route.

Blankets and camping chairs are permitted but no gazebos, pop-up sun shelters, canopies, umbrellas or portable BBQs are allowed.

Unfortunately, no. But there will be a rinse off station where you can get the majority of the mud off. We always advise that you bring extra towels and bin bags to protect the interior of your car from your posterior on the drive home.

If you’re having trouble registering, please contact us at info@muddyprincess.com and let us know what problems you are encountering. Our staff will be happy to help you out!
Your confirmation email is your ticket. Please either keep a copy on your digital device or print a copy and bring it with you, along with your ID. We check you in digitally at the event and do not require a paper copy if you have it on your device.
If you did not receive your registration confirmation you can log in to your registration account on eventbrite.com to view it or print it off anytime.
Go to the event page and click register, then click individual or Join a Team and enter your promo code in the right hand corner. Do not checkout without entering your promo code or we will, unfortunately, not be able to help you. If you’re having problems entering your promo code, please email info@muddyprincess.com
Generally, our wave times fill up pretty quickly. For this reason, we suggest that if you want to run as a group you sign up early! If your wave time is full, but some of your team members have not signed up yet, we suggest that you switch your wave time to an open wave time that can accommodate all of your team members.
See below on how to change your wave time.

You can do it yourself on Eventbrite. Just log in to your www.eventbrite.com profile,

Click on your name and Tickets

Click on the picture of the ticket

Look in the right corner above the ticket – there should be an Edit/Transfer/Join a Team option

Click on Transfer and follow the steps to select a new ticket with the time you want.

Please remember to put in your team details when you transfer or you will be listed as an individual and make sure you complete the registration before moving away from the site.

If you have any problems, please email info@muddyprincess.com for assistance.

We’re sorry you won’t be joining us. We have a strict NO REFUND policy but that doesn't mean you have miss out - we can offer you a coupon code to a future event of your choosing!

You are also allowed to sell your ticket privately or transfer it to a friend or family member with no additional admin fees. Please email info@muddyprincess.com for more info, or see below how to transfer your ticket.

Yes! Please email info@muddyprincess.com with your details and the name of the new event and we will assist you further.

Yes!

To transfer your ticket, you need to log in to your Eventbrite profile, click on your name and Tickets.

Click on the picture of the ticket.

In the top right corner above the ticket there should be an Edit/Transfer/Join a Team option

Click Edit – here you will be able to put in the details of the new person taking over your ticket.

Please remember to scroll all the way to the bottom and save your changes before you exit.

You can then resend the confirmation email to the new person by putting in their email address.

Your team can be as many Princesses as you can convince to join you for a day in the mud!
Go to eventbrite.com and log in using the email address used to register and select the Your Tickets option and select the event. Then locate Join a Team or Create a Team at the top of your registration details and follow the prompts. Easy!

The waiver can ONLY be signed on event day, at registration. We cannot accept any pre-signed waivers so no need to fuss, we'll give you the waiver when you check in.

Parents or guardians of minor children must be present to sign a waiver on behalf of their children at registration as well - no waiver, no run, no exceptions.

For ease of reference, we use the largest city in the area as our marker and always have our venue within a 50 - 70 Mile radius of the advertised location.

Not to worry, Princess! You will always have the option to walk or wade through the mud and, if you really don’t feel comfortable with that, you are welcome to walk through the obstacle and continue on your way!

Parties

Released Parties include Muddy Princess Corporation; all event and photograph sponsors and advertisers; governmental bodies and/or municipal agencies whose property and/or personnel are used; and any and all parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, licensees, officers, directors, partners, board members, supervisors, employees, contractors, insurers, agents, volunteers, equipment suppliers and representatives of any of the foregoing. Releasing Parties include: the participant as well as participant's spouse, children, parents, guardians, heirs, next of kin and any legal or personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on participant's behalf.

Photography and Video Release

I hereby grant permission to Muddy Princess Corporation and its agents to photograph, and record video of, my image, likeness or depiction and/or that of my minor children (if applicable) and to edit, crop or retouch such photographs and videos, and waive any right to inspect the final photographs and videos. I hereby consent to and permit photographs and videos of me and/or those of my minor children to be used by Muddy Princess Corporation and its agents worldwide for any purpose, including advertisement purposes, and in any medium, including print and electronic. I understand that Muddy Princess Corporation and its agents may use such photographs or videos with or without associating names thereto. I further waive any claim for compensation of any kind for Muddy Princess Corporation's or its agents' use or publication of photographs or videos of me and/or those of my minor children (if applicable). I hereby fully and forever discharge and release Muddy Princess Corporation and its agents from any claim for damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, invasion of privacy; defamation; false light or misappropriation of name, likeness or image) arising out of the use or publication of photographs or videos of me and/or those of my minor children (if applicable) by Muddy Princess Corporation or its agents, and covenant and agree not to sue or otherwise initiate legal proceedings against Muddy Princess Corporation or its agents for such use or publication on my own behalf or on behalf of my minor children. All grants of permission and consent, and all covenants, agreements and understandings contained herein are irrevocable.

Assumption of Inherent Risks

The Muddy Princess event (hereafter referred to as the Event) involves hostile environments that might include extreme heat or cold, snow, fire, mud, extreme changes in elevation and water. Some of the activities include runs, military style obstacles, going through pipes, traversing cargo nets, climbing walls, swimming in cold water, carrying heavy objects and traversing muddy areas. In summation, the Event is a hazardous activity that presents a serious physical and mental challenge to participants.

I acknowledge that the Event is a serious test of my physical and mental limits that carries with it inherent risks of physical injury. Inherent risks are risks that cannot be eliminated completely (without changing the challenging nature of the Event) regardless of the care and precautions taken by Muddy Princess Corporation (hereafter used when referring to the corporate entity and protected parties). I understand that these hazards may be magnified due to the fact that the Event is often conducted under what may be extreme conditions and circumstances.

I understand and acknowledge that the inherent risks include, but are not limited to: (1) contact or collision with persons or objects (including spectators or course personnel), contact with other participants, contact or collision with motor vehicles or machinery and contact with natural or man-made fixed objects or obstacles; (2) encounters with obstacles (e.g., natural and man-made water, road and surface hazards, close proximity and/or contact with thick smoke and open flames, barbed wire, pipes and slippery surfaces); (3) equipment related hazards (e.g., broken, defective or inadequate competition equipment, unexpected equipment failure, imperfect course conditions); (4) weather-related hazards (e.g., extreme heat, extreme cold, humidity, ice, rain, fog); (5) inadequate first aid and/or emergency measures; and (6) erratic or inappropriate co-participant behavior, erratic or inappropriate behavior by myself and errors in judgment by personnel working the Event.

I further understand and acknowledge that any of these risks and others not specifically named may cause injuries that may be categorized as minor, serious or catastrophic. Minor injuries are common and include, but are not limited to, scrapes, bruises, sprains, nausea and cuts. Serious injuries are less common, but do sometimes occur. They include but are not limited to, property loss or damage, broken bones, torn ligaments, concussions, exposure, heat-related illness, mental stress or exhaustion, infection and concussions. Catastrophic injuries are rare; however, participants should be aware of the possibility that such an injury can occur at an Event. These injuries can include permanent disabilities, spinal injuries and paralysis, stroke, heart attack and death.

I understand that it is my responsibility to inspect the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used, and if I believe or become aware that any are unsafe or pose unreasonable risks, I agree to immediately notify appropriate personnel. By participating in the Event, I am acknowledging that I have found the course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used to be safe and acceptable for participation. I accept full and sole responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment.

I understand fully the inherent risks involved in the Event and assert that I am willingly and voluntarily participating in the Event. I have read the preceding paragraphs and acknowledge that (1) I understand the nature of the Event; (2) I understand the physical and mental demands that this activity will place upon me; and (3) I understand that I may be injured by participating in the Event. I hereby assert that I knowingly assume all of the inherent risks of the activity and take full responsibility for any and all damages, liabilities, losses or expenses that I incur as a result of participating in the Event.

Waiver of Liability for Ordinary Negligence

In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Event, I (on behalf of the Releasing Parties) hereby forever waive, release, covenant not to sue and discharge Muddy Princess Corporation and the other Released Parties from any and all claims resulting from the INHERENT RISKS of the Event or the ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of Muddy Princess Corporation (or other Released Parties) that I may have arising out of my participation in the Event. This agreement applies to (1) personal injury (including death) from incidents or illnesses arising from the Event participation, including injury during course inspection, observation, practice runs, the Event and while on the premises (including, but not limited to stands, sidewalks, parking areas, restrooms, and dressing facilities); and (2) any and all claims resulting from damage to, loss of, or theft of property.

Indemnification Agreement

I hereby agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify Muddy Princess Corporation (and the other Released Parties) from any and all claims made by me (or any Releasing Party) arising from injury or loss due to my participation in the Event. This applies both to claims arising from the inherent risks of the Event or the ordinary negligence of Muddy Princess Corporation (or any Released Parties). I further agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify Muddy Princess Corporation (and the other Released Parties) against any and all claims of co-participants, rescuers and others arising from my conduct in the course of my participation in the Event.

Refund Policy

I agree that no refunds will be granted if the Released Parties decide to modify, postpone or cancel the Event due to weather conditions, including but not limited to lightning, floods, storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, extreme heat, or force majeure, including but not limited to acts of war, terrorism, riots or any other factors beyond the control of the Released Parties that may affect the safety of the venue and the Event participants and visitors.

Venue and Jurisdiction

I agree that the appropriate state or federal trial court for any legal action arising from this Agreement will be the one located in the State and county in which this Event took place.

Severability

I understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and that if any provision shall be found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Mediation and Arbitration

In the Event of a legal issue, I agree to engage in good faith efforts to mediate any dispute that might arise. Any agreement reached will be formalized by a written contractual agreement at that time. Should the issue not be resolved by mediation, I agree that all disputes, controversies or claims arising out of my participation in the Event shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect. The cost of such action shall be shared equally by the parties.

Participant Attestations

I assert that I am in good health and in proper physical condition to safely participate in the Event. I certify that I have no known or knowable physical or mental conditions that would affect my ability to safely participate in the Event or that would result in my participation creating a risk of danger to myself or to others.

I acknowledge that Muddy Princess Corporation recommends and encourages each client to get medical clearance from his/her personal physician prior to participation.

I assert that I have not been advised or cautioned against participating by a medical practitioner.

I understand that it is my responsibility to continuously monitor my own physical and mental condition during the Event and I agree to withdraw immediately and to notify appropriate personnel if at any point my continued participation would create a risk of danger to myself or to others.

I attest that I am covered by medical insurance.

In the Event of an injury to me that renders me unconscious or incapable of making a medical decision, I authorize appropriate Muddy Princess Corporation personnel and emergency medical personnel at the Event to make emergency medical decisions on my behalf.

I authorize Muddy Princess Corporation to secure emergency medical care or transportation (i.e., EMS) when deemed necessary by Muddy Princess Corporation and agree to assume all costs of such care and transportation. I acknowledge that Muddy Princess Corporation has instituted rules for the protection of myself and my co-participants. I agree to familiarize myself with those rules and follow them throughout the Event. I also recognize the authority of Muddy Princess Corporation to halt my participation (and, if necessary, have me removed from the premises) if my participation, conduct or presence endangers myself or my co-participants.

Acknowledgment of Understanding:

I have read this Photography Release, Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I further acknowledge that I am signing this agreement freely and voluntarily and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all rights to photographs of myself or my minor children (if applicable) and all liability due to ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE of Muddy Princess Corporation (and other Released Parties) or the INHERENT RISKS of the activity, to the greatest extent allowed by law.