A historical stomp to test your resolve, intensity and character. A battle awaits you at Coyner Springs Park as we pay homage to our City’s namesake, General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Numerous “battles” will confront you along this 4 mile course.
It’s gonna be a Revolution!
Saturday – February 22, 2014…….the battle begins at 9:30 AM
The 2013 Mad Anthony Mud Run burst onto the scene better that we ever imagined! Nearly doubling in size from 2012, 370 runners braved the chilly 35 degree weather to tackle 9 “battles” throughout the 4 mile course. Taking home the women’s victory was Jennifer Dehart from Lexington with a time of 34:21. The men’s division was dominated by Ryan Gundling of Staunton with a blistering time of 25:24. On behalf of Mad Anthony, thanks to all of our wonderful participants and for all of our sponsors and volunteers!
Click here for a PDF version of the Course Map.
Registration will open in the fall of 2013
The DIRT on What’s Included
MUD of course!!!! This trail run style course brings excitement and vigor to those looking to participate. With an average temperature of 45 degrees, this course will get your blood pumping and prove to be a clash for competitors of all abilities.
In addition to rolling terrain this historical stomp will include a few “battles” to test your resolve. Think of them as challenges for more than just your legs…..you might even have to know a little history….hmmmm.
All runners will receive race day t-shirt, fully stocked aid stations, wicked cool finishers medallion and a post race party with food & drink.
Battle of Monmouth: Tire Pit
Through the bravery of the General Mad Anthony Wayne, the Americans were able to push through the failed first attack and rally themselves which built their confidence. At the tire pit, you will find yourself building confidence running through tires hoping not to get your feet tangled at this first battle.
Battle of Green Spring: Balance Beam
Heavily outnumbered and British soldiers surrounding them, the General Mad Anthony reformed his line and they charged in unison through the swampy terrain with bayonets fixed! Battle 2 brings a balance beam suspended over mud, testing your balance and coordination.
Battle of Brandywine: Scale the Wall
Mad Anthony tried to rally his troops to prove they could stand against the British- outnumbered he was unable to make a stand and had to retreat. With a mere 6 foot wall standing in your way, will you retreat?
Battle of Stony Point: Hay Bale Climb
Know as “the most brilliant victory of “Mad Anthony’s” career”, General Wayne led his troops to capture the elevated & heavily fortified position through the dead of the night. The hay bale climb will meet you with force as you try to scale up and over the massive barrier on your way to victory.
Battle of Fallen Timbers: Log Challenge
With the Native American’s taking a defensive position where trees had blown over, Mad Anthony led his rigorously prepared troops to victory. Our advice to you, prepare to go over and under the fallen timbers that want to annihilate you!
Battle of Trois Rivieres: Swamp Terrain/Tunnel
Clearly outmatched by the British, Mad Anthony had no choice but to retreat through the unfamiliar swampy terrain and hide in the woods for safety. Watch your step as you trample through the most anticipated challenge yet! The mud and the muck of our swamp terrain will strike fear into your feet and ankles. Hopefully you survive the fence and river crossings in one piece before making your way to safety through our darkened tunnel. Prepare to meet your match! Prepare to get wet!
Battle of Paoli: Mystery Obstacle
After making a tactical error that found his troops on the end of a surprise attack, General Wayne demanded that he be court marshaled because of his actions! With a mystery obstacle at this stage in your quest for victory, how will you respond with the unknown?
Battle of Germantown: Tunnel Crawl
Lack of visibility caused Mad Anthony to lead his troops against a platoon of American forces he mistakenly thought were redcoats. In the utter chaos of heavy gun fire they became disorganized and had to retreat. When crawling through our various tunnels going up the hill, don’t let lack of visibility undermine your judgment and fall back in anguish.
The Fine Print
- This is not your typical mud run! Expect a challenging course with numerous “Battles” and ankle deep mud in spots.
- The post race party and awards ceremony will be held at The Coyner Springs Shelter, located adjacent to the finish line.
- Race day registration will be taken from 8:30am- 9:00am.
- You must be at least 15 years old on or before February 23, 2013 to participate
Race Day Directions
Coyner Springs Park is located at 2091 Lyndhurst Rd in Waynesboro Va.
From I-64, take Exit 94. When you get off the exit ramp, turn left onto Rosser Ave/US-340 S. Continue to follow US-340 S. Turn left at the stop light onto Ladd Rd. Continue on Ladd Rd, it turns into Lyndhurst Rd. Turn Left into Coyner Springs Park.
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- As a reward for your battlefield victory, all finishers will be awarded with our custom made Mad Anthony Mud Run Medal. This medal was taken from the likeness of the medal Congress awarded to General Wayne after his victory at Stony Point on July 15th, 1799. There will also be awards for the following:
- Overall Male
- Overall Female
- Best in Mud
- Best Costume