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Ventura Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge

Sat April 27, 2019 Directions


5K Mud Challenge

10:30AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT

1K Kids Mud Challenge

9:30AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT

Packet Pick Up

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

Race morning (April 27th) starting at 9:00am at the venue.


The race takes place at Harmon Canyon off Foothill Rd just West of Kimball Road.


Welcome to to the 6th annual Ventura Eco Xtreme Mud Challenge presented by the Ventura Police Officers’ Association and hosted by the Ventura Land Trust. 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 challenge you but how much it burns is up to you. Come join us in this wild and crazy adventure at the new Harmon Canyon off Foothill Rd at Kimball Rd.

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

These were obstacles from past years. They may change slightly but we plan to keep most of them and add some new ones.

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


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

The Cause

The Ventura Police Officers Association (VPOA) is accepting applications for the 14th annual Dee Dowell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships will be presented  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. Deadline will be announced soon. 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


Participants can park at Missionary Church (N Corona Circle at High Point Dr which is off Foothill Rd), Temple Beth Torah Synagogue (Kimball Rd @ Foothill), Connect Church (Kimball Rd), on Kimball Rd where legally marked, or in the nearby neighborhoods where legally allowed.




The race takes place at Harmon Canyon off Foothill Rd just West of Kimball Road.


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