• Roadblock
    (obstacle 1) Just when the going gets easy, the going gets verticle. Have a nice climb!
    (obstacle 2) It may look like a giant waterslide to you, but once you've been down the slide of doom, you will understand why we named it what we did. Look out for the rock under lane one, or is it lane two?
    (obstacle 3) You will be thinking, “Didn’t I just climb this mountain?” as you make your way up Village Trail. On this leg though, we added a little “moisture.” Just pretend you are in a tropical rain forest.
    (obstacle 4) No, it’s not Mt. Everest, but it will feel like it as you fight to make it up one of the steepest slopes east of Nepal. You will wish you had brought climbing gear as you struggle to reach the summit on your hands and knees. Sorry about the mud. We just couldn’t help ourselves!
    (obstacle 5) Keep your head and other big body parts down as you crawl under a web of barbwire. Please don't bleed on your muddy friends and family.
    (obstacle 6) You will feel like a waterfowl as you make your way across a pond and under barrels that we have placed in your path. The pond is not all that deep, and we guarantee the water temperature is at least 33 degrees.
    (obstacle 7) You are back on dry land. Now you just have to go over and under a few giant, and slick, poles we have placed in your way. Watch your head! We don’t want you to get a boo-boo.
    (obstacle 8) We always have asked “Why run down a lovely country lane when you can make your way over giant boulders and through briars?” This obstacle took millions of years to make and is brought to you by Mother Nature.
  • Swamp Swaggle
    (obstacle 9) We call it Mud on the Mountain for a reason. It’s such a lovely spot for a mud bath, we should have charged extra for it. Travel through the mud and along one of the prettiest ponds at the resort.
  • Tire Tread
    (obstacle 10) It took us thousands of miles of hard driving to get these tires ready for you to run through. Be careful! Some may have a few surprises lurking inside.
  • Cave Conundrum
    (obstacle 11) Get ready for some spelunking when you slither underground and into the dark and damp underground of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands
  • The Hangover
    (obstacle 12) Your whole body will hurt after you dangle from your arms above a mighty mass of mud. This monster of an obstacle is definitely no playground.
  • Blitzen's Block
    (obstacle 13) Get a running start, flap your arms and jump right before you get to the wall. Maybe you will fly over it like a reindeer, then again maybe you won’t.
    (obstacle 14) A spider would cross this net with ease. Then again, they have six more legs than you. You may need a boost to get over this roost.
  • Wormhole
    (obstacle 15 Slithering through a dark wet tunnel along the shores of Lake Tahoe might make you feel like a night crawler, but don’t worry the end is near! Just remember to crawl towards the light.
  • Tahoe Trot
    (obstacle 16) Nothing like a nice jog through ice water to get you blood going. The cold water will help stop the bleeding.
  • Boulder Dash
    (obstacle 17) That’s right - more rocks to climb over! These are bigger and slicker than the last ones, plus they cut about 50 feet off the route.
  • Giant's Hurdle
    (obstacle 18) If you are a giant, you will clear this hurdle with ease. The rest of you had better strap on some stilts because this monster needed special clearance from the FAA.
  • Nail Biter
    (obstacle 19) We figured everything but your fingertips hurt at this point. After this obstacle, the pain will be total.
  • The Belly Flop
    (obstacle 20)Get a running start and jump! You will get to the bottom of the hill in no time. Just put your face down to slow your descent. Don’t forget to close your eyes!
  • Trout Line
    (obstacle 21) Getting across the pond doesn’t mean you will necessarily get wet, but you probably will because it is hard to balance a tired and aching body on a teeny little line. If you feel a nibble, don’t worry. The trout that swim the pond are trained to not eat people.
  • Log-Out
    (obstacle 22) We wanted to “branch” out a little with this obstacle that will “leave” you wondering what you have gotten into.
  • Back Alley
    (obstacle 23)In this back alley, the mountain is the bully. Be careful, it will whip your butt faster than you can say uncle.
  • Pipe Dream
    (obstacle 24)Our construction crew forgot to put their giant pipes in the ground. Not to worry, just give it a big leap and slide over.
  • Walls of Wonder
    (obstacle 25) Wow, from the top of this wall you can see the… parking lot, and the end, and if you look really, really close, you can see an ice-cold beer, or is it a bear? Oh heck, you can see something, just climb up and have a look see.
  • Mt. Everest
    (obstacle 26) We had a lot of snow this year so we have added some foothills to our giant scale model of the giant peak.


Mud on the Mountain offers athletes a chance to get down and dirty atop the beautiful Laurel Highlands. The seven-mile mud run course winds its way up, down and through some of the most challenging terrain in Pennsylvania.

If you are ready to tackle the Laurel Highlands, Mud on the Mountain is the event for you. Join scores of others as you test what you are made of on the slopes at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the largest ski and four-season resort in Pennsylvania. Across more than seven miles of body-breaking terrain you will traverse ponds, scale boulder fields, climb your way over obstacles and claw your way up impossible inclines, all on your way to a triumphant finish. After working to destroy your body, stick around for the Recovery Party in the Foggy Goggle, pamper yourself in the Trillium Spa and dine in one of the resort’s amazing restaurants, including Helen's, which offers upscale dining in a uniquely rustic setting.


We are going to add some more great obstacles to the past set of challenges used on Mud on the Mountain and we are going to add more MUD to everything. We plan to offer more than 25 chances for you to test your strength and get filthy in the process. Details to come.


Packet pick-up will be open 5-10 p.m., Fri., May 9, and 6 a.m., Sat., May 10, in Festival Hall. Please remember to bring both an ID and a signed copy of your waiver with you. You can download a pdf of the waiver here. Please plan on arriving at least an hour before your wave.


Visitor passes will be for sale at the event, allowing family members and spectators to travel to the top of the course via the chair lifts. The $10 passes are free with any on-resort lodging.


We have parking for thousands of cars on the mountain. Help the environment, and help ease the congestion on the mountain, by riding with a friend. If you are staying with us on the mountain you will have reserved parking near the hotel.


No need to worry about where to stash your dry clothes or your camera while you are slogging though the toughest seven miles of your life. We will keep your stuff nice and dry in our bag check area.


To make sure you get the most out of your weekend including early registration Friday night and the Recovery Party, plan to spend the weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort!

Special room rates will start at $124 per night - room only plus tax. Call 866-437-1300 and ask for the Mud on the Mountain rate.


After pushing your body to its limits, you will need to celebrate your accomplishments and unwind. Stick around after the event for the Recovery Party at the Foggy Goggle! Trade battle stories with your comrades, show off your battle wounds, and enjoy the cold beverages or the Recovery Buffet and live entertainment!

Help Do Some Good!

Clean out your closet and bring your gently used clean ski and snowboard gear to Mud on the Mountain, May 10, 2014. We will be gathering your coats, gloves, pants, hats and more to benefit two amazing organizations – the Wounded Warrior Patrol and the Somerset County Salvation Army!

The Wounded Warrior Patrol was formed based on the desire to pay it forward to our wounded warriors of this generation, as well as to their family members, by encouraging their participation in our winter sports program. Every February, Seven Springs rolls out the red carpet for a group of soldiers and their families for a getaway at the resort featuring skiing and snowboarding, lessons, special spa services, celebratory dinners and more. Many of these great men and women and their families have never skied or snowboarded before, so your donations are needed to keep them warm as they try out a new sport.

From family tracing to disaster response, The Salvation Army offers a wide variety of services worldwide. Your donations will be delivered to the Salvation Army of Somerset County so they can be given to needy families and homeless men and women in the region.


Seven Springs In the Community

Seven Springs is proud to be an economically vital and compassionate part of our community. We support out local charities that work to improve the quality of life for our neighbors and out communities.

Over the past three years, Seven Springs has supported and developed relationships throughout the local community, including Somerset, Fayette, and Westmoreland counties, as well as the Pittsburgh region. Seven Springs Mountain Resort supports many non-profit and civic organizations through considerable charitable and community efforts, specifically charitable giving, merchandise and ticket donations, and volunteer efforts.

Giving Back

Seven Springs directly participates in and supports a number of important initiatives. For instance, since 2006, the resort has contributed to 1,104 community organizations ranging from:

  • Toys For Tots
  • Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The American Red Cross
  • Special Olympics
  • The Salvation Army
  • Samuel Hicks Memorial Fund
  • The Girl Scouts of Western PA
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • Boarding for Breast Cancer
  • The Children's Home of Pittsburgh
  • Scholarship Programs
  • The Humane Society of Somerset County
  • The United Way of the Laurel Highlands
  • and Many More!

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Must be 18+ years of age


*Registration for May's Mud on the Mountain closes on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at midnight


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Mud on the Mountain

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Register by May 4, 2014 $85*
*Timed heat participants add $10


Child Care

Kids' Corner will be available on May 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch, snacks and activitiers are included.

  • $16 per hour
  • $55 half day
  • $70 full day

Reservations are required. Please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7997.


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  • Distance: 7.77 Miles
  • Obstacles: 26
  • Elevation at Start: 2,535 Feet
  • Elevation Gain:1,063 Feet

Popular Pittsburgh based DJ Zimmie will get you off to a rocking start at the starting line ready for a hard charge up the mountain. Learn more about Zimmie at www.djzimmie.com

777 Waterwheel Dr., Seven Springs, PA 15622