San Joaquin River Race
October 19, 2013
Race photos are available here.
About the Race
The Mud Blast is a 5K mud run that takes place along the San Joaquin River, where it meets the Tuolumne. The course wind around forests and fields where racers will tackle obstacles along the way, including:
- Mud pits
- Tunnel crawl
- Haybale climbs
- Sand traps
- Water crossings
- Tire fields
- and more
The Mud Blast is for everyone, serious to silly.
Have fun by the river and get outdoors!
About the Family Wave
Families wishing to tackle the 5K with their older children will enjoy a later start time designed so that multi-age groups can advance through the course at their own pace. Families are encouraged run or walk, and to skirt or skip obstacles according to individual abilities. Most of all, have fun!
The first Family Wave will start at 10:30, but that time may be adjusted based on the registration count for the entire race.
About the Mini Mud Blast
The Kids' Fun Loop is about 3/4 of a mile and is designed for little kids (5-6). Parents may choose to run with their children, but must be present at the course site during the run.
Start time is 11:30 am. Kids will be given raffle tickets at the end of the race, and prizes will be drawn for super soakers and other fun stuff during the awards ceremony.
- All kids will receive a Bib#, but no chip timing.
- Kid’s lunch ticket is the Bib Tear-Off Tag; Parent’s lunch ticket will be in packet.
- Mini Mud Blast late packet-pick up and late registration will be available until 11 am race day.
- Mini Mud Blast Families are welcome to arrive anytime between 7am-11am. Once race has begun, you must pay special attention to stay on designated pedestrian areas and watch for runners and children.
- All children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
For more information, please read the FAQs.
River Partners hopes the Mud Blast event will connect community to California’s largest watershed
For years, River Partners had envisioned holding an event that would shed a positive light on recreating on California’s rivers.In April 2012, River Partners acquired a conservation property that enabled the organization to put this plan into action, Dos Rios Ranch. The Mud Blast is designed to connect outdoor lovers and athletes from the entire region to the San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rivers.It’s an event that celebrates health and fitness, responsible recreation, and riverland conservation in one package.
River Partners’ Dos Rios Ranch — 1600 acres — has natural riparian woodlands, rich flood plains, and working agricultural fields at the confluence of the San Joaquin and Tuolumne Rivers. The purchase of this ranch for conservation and restoration signifies an enormous victory for San Joaquin Valley communities and families, outdoor enthusiasts, and for the vital task of flood control in California’s Central Valley. The property includes three miles of riverfront on the San Joaquin River and three miles on the Tuolumne River comprising some of the most biologically rich areas in California.
The Dos Rios Ranch acquisition and restoration project is the result of years of deliberate work and commitment, as well as more than 10 public hearings and reviews. The Dos Rios Project enjoys support from a wide array of elected officials from the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors and the Modesto City Council to Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Congressman Dennis Cardoza, and Congressman Jeff Denham.