Merrell Down and Dirty Mud Run LA presented by Subaru

What to Expect on Race Day

What to Bring

Here are a few tips and ideas on what to bring with you on race day!

  • Photo ID - If you did not pick up your packet at the Saturday Retailer, you will need your ID for Packet Pickup at the venue
  • Change of Clothes and a Towel - There will be changing tents and rinse-off stations onsite for all participants
  • Camping/Lawn Chair(s) - Hang out and enjoy post-race food, music, the on-stage pull-up contest, and watch everyone get Down & Dirty in our HUGE mud pit!
  • Cash or Credit Card (VISA or MasterCard)  - There will be Official Merrell Down & Dirty Merchandise for sale onsite as well as onsite vendors. You won’t want to miss out!

Getting There

Please look under your city’s page for directions to the Race Venue and parking instructions.  Please arrive 1 hour before your scheduled race start time to allow time for parking, picking up your packet (if not already done so on Saturday Retail Packet Pickup), and dropping off your bag at the Bag Check.

Bag Check

As a benefit to all racers, the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru will offer a bag check for all athletes.  Each athlete can attach the “Bag Check” tear off portion at the bottom of their race bib to one bag. Each racer must have their bib number to claim their bag. While the bag check area is secure and we make every effort to protect your belongings, MESP, Inc. and the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Please leave valuables at home.

Finish Line

Every finisher receives a Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru dog tag to commemorate their accomplishment along with a bottle of water to re-hydrate.

Post-Race Athlete Refreshments

Look out for the Athlete Refreshments tent once you cross the finish line for additional water and post-race snacks.

Sponsor Expo

Be sure to check out our sponsor tents and other local brands at the Race Day Expo! Don’t forget to get your Muddy Pics taken at the Merrell Tent, grab some Subaru giveaways, get your hair cut at the Paul Mitchell Cut-A-Thon for Operation Gratitude, who will also be onsite with free goodies for military personnel.

Rinse Off Stations and Changing Tents

Bring a towel and a change of clothes! There will be rinse off stations for all racers to clean off and tents to change after the race.