Daniel Barden Mudfest 5 Mile, 5k & Kids Mud Run

Sat October 31, 2020 Deansboro, NY 13328 US Directions
Ready to Race? Come Join Us for Daniel Barden Mudfest.
Important Info- Cancellation of Mudfest 2020

To Our Current Participants & Those New to Our Event:

The past few weeks have been challenging for our area, our country, and the entire world, as we’ve adjusted to the realities of the virus COVID-19 and its prevention requirements. After carefully monitoring the unfolding situation, and considering the safety of our wonderful participants, we have made the difficult, and heartbreaking, decision to cancel the Daniel Barden Mudfest 2020 event.
We did not make this decision lightly, as Mudfest has always been about finding the light in dark places, and choosing kindness and empathy above all else. We would not be honoring these values if we put your safety at risk right now.
We want to stress how much we value you as a participant. We appreciate that you may have already registered for the event with us, and we hope you will consider donating your registration. Please know your registration fee/donation goes to the Daniel Barden Adventure Scholarship, which allows children from New York and Connecticut to participate in a totally unplugged camping experience for a week in the summer. And, part of the registration fee is donated to each camper’s favorite charity. However, if you so choose, we will refund your registration fee in full.
We thank you for your understanding during this trying and unpredictable time in our country. If you have any questions, please contact bardenmudfest@gmail.com.
Thank you, and be well, friends.
Dan and Melissa

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs as well as funding our Daniel Barden Adventure Scholarship for 2021. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you May 1st, 2021!!


The Daniel Barden Mudfest Committee 

We understand. We hope you can join us Sat, May 1st, 2021!

About the Daniel Barden MudFest

This mud run event was started in memory of Daniel Barden, who was one of the first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook, CT tragedy in December 2012. A niece of the organizers of this event was inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School that day. She escaped unharmed, but lost her dear friend Daniel that day. 

Daniel is remembered as a kind, gentle child who was polite to everyone and had a zest for life. He loved the outdoors, sports and getting muddy. MudFest memorializes Daniel by providing scholarship opportunities and charitable giving from the proceeds of this race. 

To learn more about MudFest, Daniel Barden, and our charitable giving, please visit us online.

5 MILE TIMED Run - ages 13+ starts at 8:30 or 8:45 AM (two heats)
Run - ages 13+ starts at 9:30 AM with ONE heat ONLY  
5k UNTIMED Run - heats every 15 minutes beginning at 10 AM for ages 11 & up
Kids Fun Run - ages 5-11 yrs has 3 heats 11, 11:15 or 11:30
6844 W. Hughes Road
Deansboro, NY US 13328
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.bardenmudfest.org/.

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