Type: Obstacle Course
Event Time Price Details
5K Mud Challenge
10:30AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
1K Kids Mud Challenge
9:30AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT
Packet Pick Up

Friday, April 28th from 4pm - 7pm at Mile 26 Sports (1450 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001)

Race morning (April 29th) starting at 9:00am at the venue.

You will need to park behind Ventura City Hall or somewhere in the Downtown Ventura area and walk up. There is no parking at the venue itself.

Welcome to to the 5th annual Ventura Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge presented by the Ventura Police Department. The goal of this event is to create a fun and challenging adventure while raising money for the Dee Dowell Foundation. The course is going to burn and challenege you but how much it burns is up to you. Come join us in this wild and crazy adventure above Downtown Ventura.

Race Swag

All Participants will receive:

- Goody Bag

- Free Event T-Shirt

- Free Finishers Medal

- Event Timing for the 5K Only (we do not time the kids run)

The Obstacles

Sand Bag Scream

-To start the race, carry a sand bag up and down a very steep carry a 35lb sand bag, women carry a 25lb sand bag.

Wall Climb

-6 foot block wall with a 50 foot pea gravel section that leads into the wall (just to slow down your movement and make it hurt that much more)


-Exactly how it sounds..slip-n-slide downhill into a mud-pit!

Traverse of Death

-Traverse a 30 foot section of rope on an uphill grade that is suspended over a mud pit.


-3 mud pits back-to-back-to-back

Over Under

-Several hurdles to go over and low hurdles to go under


-Transitioning from low-crawl to tire-run while going up-hill will leave you..breathless

Tire Run

-30 feet of tires stacked side by side that you must run through, watch the ankles!

Stairway To Hades

-100 steps straight down

Tube Tunnel Crawl

-Crawl through a 3 foot diameter plastic drainage tube for 30 feet


Low Crawl

-Crawl through a 30 foot mud pit with wire sections that force you to low crawl

The Cause

The Ventura Police Officers Association (VPOA) is accepting applications for the 14th annual Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships will be presented in May of 2017 to honor Sergeant Darlon “Dee” Dowell, who was shot and killed on August 7, 1978. Sergeant Dowell is the only officer in Ventura’s history to die in the line of duty.

In selecting scholarship recipients, the VPOA will consider academic achievement, school and community service, and financial needs.Applications must contain all required information and be returned no later than April 14, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Awards:

1st Place $5,000.00

2nd Place $3,500.00

3rd Place $2,000.00

Honorable Mention(s) $500.00

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Race Contact Info

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You will need to park behind Ventura City Hall or somewhere in the Downtown Ventura area and walk up. There is no parking at the venue itself.


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