More than 800 runners are set to take on 1-3 miles of mud, obstacles and dirt-track running at Lancaster Event Center (LEC) in Lincoln on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the 13th Annual Nebraska Sports Council Mud Run.

Registration remains open through Tuesday, Aug. 20 for the 3-mile course and Friday, Aug. 23 for the one-mile Mini Mud Run. Each runner receives a shirt, finisher medal, post-race beverage and a certificate for a free Arby’s sandwich with their entry fee. Those interested can register online at

Registrations so far include runners from eight different states and 76 Nebraska towns. The oldest registered runner is Robert Black, 67, of Lincoln and the youngest is Wyatt Trede, 2, from Gretna. Average age is 28 with 55% of runners being female, 45% male.

Courses offered include the one-mile Mini Mud Run, which begins at 9 a.m., and the 3-mile at 10 a.m. Both courses offer multiple obstacles. Runners can run as individuals or members of 3-person tethered teams and are encouraged to run in costume.

A post-race party featuring award presentations and music by DJ Luv will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in LEC’s Pavillion I. A shower system with 25 stations is available for runners to rinse off before the party.

Presenting partners of the Mud Run are Scheels and the Nebraska Lottery. Advertisers, vendors and contributors include: Advanced Chiropractic Solutions, Arby’s of Lincoln, Backswing Brewing Co., Bennet Fire & Rescue, Dean Machine, Gana Trucking & Excavating, Lancaster Event Center, the Lincoln Track Club, Luckie's Lounge & Grill, MedExpress Urgent Care, Norland Pure, Screed Solutions, Synergy Chiropractic, Sysco-Lincoln, Tinius Plumbing, and the Vinnie Krikac State Farm Agency.

The Nebraska Sports Council, which conducts the Mud Run, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission of promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Learn more at