We want to see your whole family at these great trail races and post-race cookout! Costumed groups and families in matching t-shirts are quite common, even though they get a little dirty…
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2018
9:00 AM – 5K TRAIL RACE
10:30 AM – XTREME MUD RUN
Test your wits and mosquito-swatting skills on our timed trail running race, the Muggy Buggy 5K. After an awards ceremony for the top overall and age class male and female finishers, strut your stuff in our Xtreme Mud Run. The 2.5km course traverses our highest hills, deepest swamps, and buggiest marshes. Awards are given to the top three overall male and female finishers as they complete the course.
Races, Divisions, & Classes
The Muggy Buggy is a series of trail running races held at Minocqua Winter Park:
- 5k Muggy Buggy Fun Run
- 5k Muggy Buggy Xtreme Mud Run
All participants running on their own two legs must be at least 5 years-old on Race Day.
Muggy Buggy 5k – 9:00 AM
The Muggy Buggy Fun Run 5K Run/Walk, is a soft surface trail run/walk through the rolling landscape and boreal forest around Squirrel Hill at Minocqua Winter Park. The 5k traverses a spectacular course encompassing eskers, hills, and forest pathways.
The Muggy Buggy 5K has male and female divisions with 10-year age classes:
- 9 & Under, 10-12,13-15,16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Muggy Buggy X – 10:30 AM
The Xtreme version of Muggy Buggy to be held shortly after the original Muggy Buggy is completed. This race will include new obstacles as well as serious ups and downs, mud, creeks, ponds, more mud, and a variety of challenges over a 2.5km (1.5 mile) course. Despite it’s relatively speaking short distance, this will be a tough event – quite possibly the toughest event you’ll ever do under 3km! Don’t wear your “Sunday Best” Do wear your War Paint! Either way, you’ll have a ball and we’ll have a hose to clean you up aprés X.
Enter Both Races!
After sweating it out on the Muggy Buggy 5k, stretch your legs and cleanse your skin with a refreshing mud bath in the Muggy Buggy X!
SAME DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE MINOCQUA WINTER PARK CHALET, PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR RACE BEGINS.
No guarantee for t-shirts for same day registration.
Register for the Muggy Buggy 5k through July 6th – $30. Race day $35
Register for the Muggy Buggy Xtreme through July 6th – $30. Race day $35
Register for Both Races through July 6th -$40. Race day $50
NEW THIS YEAR – FAMILY RATE! Family Rate includes registration for 2 adults and up to 2 children under 18. Pre-registration cost is $100 and same-day is $120. Family Rate for both races: pre-registration cost $140 and same day is $180.
Benefits & Racer Support
Racer T-shirts – Free t-shirts to the first 250 registered racers.
Bug SWAG – All registrants get their pick of stick-on bug tattoos, bug pencils, bug toys, bug jewelry, and more!
Cookout – All registrants receive fruit, water, energy drink, choice of soda or beer (IDs checked at registration), and choice of grilled brat, burger, or veggie burger.
On-the-Course – Both the 5K and X races have aid stations with water.
First Aid – Members of the Minocqua Winter Park chapter of the National Ski Patrol provide great first aid and first response.
Post Mud-Run Showers – We’ll have several stations with hoses and rubber mats where you can rinse off and safely change into sandals after your mud run. Bring your own towel!
A Good Cause – Proceeds of the Muggy Buggy support the mission of our Town park to provide a quality silent sports experience for families and athletes. Our non-profit organization offers scholarships in our youth skier development program and free ski lessons to local residents. Come back during the snow season to enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, snow tubing run, and ice skating pond!
Schedule Saturday, July 7, 2018
8:00 AM – Bib Pick-up & Late Registration in the Winter Park chalet. Registration for both races ends at 8:45AM.
9:00 AM – Muggy Buggy 5k Fun Run – Mass Start
10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony – Division & Age Class Winners
10:30 AM – Muggy Buggy Xtreme Mud Run – Mass Start
1:00 PM – Park Closes
The Muggy Buggy will be held rain or shine. The event will be cancelled in the event of lightning or other severe weather.
Muggy Buggy 5K
Awards will be given to the top three male and female division finishers. Age class awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each class. Division winners are ineligible for age class awards.
Muggy Buggy X
Awards will be given to the first three male and first three female finishers.