Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge

Event Date: 8/3/2019
Time: 8:00 am
Lake Arvesta Farms
5264 CR 687
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: (269) 655-4885
Family Friendly

Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge 2019 will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, hosted at Lake Arvesta Farms LLC again. As in the past, it will have four events in one, the Full 5K Obstacle Course Run (OCR) Team 5K OCR, Trail Mud Free-ish 5K Run and a 1K Children of All Ages Fun Run. The price structure for 2019 event is as follows:


Regular Registration (May 1 - July 14, 2019)

Individual 5K Mudder and 5K Trail Run -$45, 5K

Team Mudder Challenge - $40, 1K Fun Run - $20


Late Registration (July 15 – 31, 2019)

Individual 5K Mudder and 5K Trail Run -$55, 5K

Team Mudder Challenge - $50, 1K


Fun Run - $20 In Person Registration (August 1 - 3, 2019)

Individual 5K Mudder and 5K Trail Run -$65, 5K

Team Mudder Challenge - $60, 1K Fun Run - $25


This event will have four main race parts:

The Main Event: The main event for the day will be a 5K or 5 Kilometer Off Road OCR (Obstacle Course Run) through a series of obstacles, mud and water challenges. This race should be a fun and challenging race, testing both participants speed, agility and stamina.

The Team Race: The main event will also include a 5K Team Race award. So get your family, friends, co-workers, classmates, sports team, or church group together and form a Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge Team. Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge Teams must consist of 4 or more racers, with no maximum. A minimum of 4 must register together to create the team, but additional members may be added later. Check out the Rules and Conditions page for complete details.

The Trail Run: There will be a 'Mud-Free' 5K race to start the day for runners who like 5Ks, but don't want to get muddy. As the property does not have any paved roads, it will still be some what off road but with a path that avoids most of the off-road challenges and all the water and mud hazards.

The Children of All Ages Fun Run: The final event of the day will be a 1K Fun Run for Children of All Ages. This will be an untimed fun run through some of the muddiest parts of the course and all finishers will get a participation award.

The Race Course: The Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge will feature 15 – 20 physical challenges over a 5 Kilometers (3.1 Mile) course. The path will lead participants over large mud hills and down through a ravine and streams. Challenges will test your upper body strength, make you splash in the mud, and test your stamina.

Sneak Peaks:

  • Walk The Planks – Rope and board bridge floating on the water. Can you cross it and stay dry?
  • Monkey Bars – You know what they are. Grab ahold and swing along.
  • Teeter Totter – You got in trouble doing this on it back in school.
  • Rope Walk - Walk the tight rope. You have guildlines. This should be easy to stay dry, not.
  • Mud Pits - Because one is never enough.
  • Trail Run – Yes it will be harder not to use the path.
  • Hill Slide – Everyone loves water slides. Especially into mud pits, yep another one.

Location: Lake Arvesta Farms LLC located at 5264 CR687 South Haven, Michigan 49090 will host our event. Lake Arvesta Farms is a multi-use development located on 180 beautiful acres.

It includes an established 15 acre non-motorized lake, with a one acre sand island and future development plans to include 40 one acre cottage style resort homes and scuba diving wreck. Crossing over a 12 acre park like ravine with year around running water, is a larger 24 acre ¾ mile long lake currently under development. This larger lake, when finished, will feature a 600 meter cable water park for skiing, wake boarding, and surfing, as well as an 18 hole miniature golf course, water slides, zip line, beach volleyball, and tennis courts, batting cages and baseball and soccer fields. In the near future, after enjoying a day at Lake Arvesta one will be able to relax at The Barn, a restaurant, brewery, and banquet facility with in/outdoor setting and large outdoor movie screen.


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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252