The Guelph Lake Conservation Area in Guelph and Hernder Estate Wines in St Catharines serves as the backdrop the Muddy Grape Endurance Runs in 2021! These endurance runs will have participants take on an obstacle course designed to challenge all fitness levels while supporting The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario. All sponsors from the 2020 events that were to take place will be proudly presented in the 2021 event.
Influenced by vintage military training courses, The Muddy Grape will feature multiple obstacles that will test each participant’s physical strength, mental toughness and their will power all while having fun for a great cause! Open to men and women, individuals or teams, we invite anyone who thinks they have what it takes to conquer the Muddy Grape Endurance Run!
For those participants with that burning desire for competition and want an extra challenge, you can sign up in the competitive category to see how you measure up against some of the seasoned obstacle course competitors! Please see the Registration Section for more details!
The Muddy Grape is a family friendly event that is open to spectators and supporters! The fun and excitement does not just end with the race, participants and guests will also be able to enjoy our celebration area with refreshments, food vendors, merchandise vendors and more! Admission for spectators is FREE, so come cheer on your bravest participant!
Muddy Grape Endurance Run is proudly in support of Special Olympics Ontario in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
**FUNDRAISING IS REQUIRED BY ALL PARTICIPANTS**
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Answers You Need
HOW LONG IS THE RUN?
The Muddy Grape is just over 5km and features 15+ obstacles
I’VE NEVER PARTICIPATED IN AN OBSTACLE COURSE, WILL I BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE RUN?
YES!! The Muddy Grape is designed with all fitness levels in mind. The competitive division is geared towards experienced runners who know what they are in for and the Just for Fun category is for runners who want to tackle each obstacle at their own pace and have fun along the way! Participants in the Just for Fun category can also skip an obstacle if they do not feel comfortable completing it!
WHEN WILL I KNOW WHAT TIME I RUN AT?
Race times will begin to be posted 2 to 4 days prior to the event date
CAN I SIGN UP ON EVENT DAY?
Yes you can as long as you pay the registration fee ($40) and minimum fundraising fee ($60)
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO RUN?
13 years and older (parent/guardian consent required under 16 years old)
IT’S RAINING/SNOWING/COLD/90% CHANCE OF….?
The Muddy Grape takes place rain or shine, cold or hot, windy or calm! This event is designed to be messy so we embrace any weather that is thrown at us! In the event of extreme weather conditions (Tornado, Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions or Lightning, the starting times will be pushed back as long as possible on the day of the event. IN THE EXTREMELY RARE circumstance that extreme weather prevents participants from getting dirty on the course, the event would be cancelled for your safety. A reminder that registration fees are non-refundable and all donations go directly to Special Olymipcs Ontario.
RUNNERS GUIDE AD SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General Ad Submission Requirements
Full Page Ad____________ 8.5“W X 11“H
Half Page Ad____________8.5“ X 5.5“ H
Quarter Page Ad_________4.25“W X 5.5“H
Business Card Ad________4.25“W X 1.75“H
Submit your ad 30 days prior to the event.
MAKING AN EVENT SAFE DURING COVID-19
A full breakdown of our event day guidelines will be published shortly