Get down and dirty with the Mud Run

The Pirates Trail Mud Run will literally be a dirty affair when it is staged next week.  

Muddy Mayhem is staged by organizers of the Pirates Week National Festival who are busy with fundraising efforts this year and this promises to be another new and exciting event. 

It is on Saturday July 5. Late registration is from 6:30 a.m. and the first race is at 8 a.m.  

The inaugural Pirates Trail Mud Run and Obstacle Course will boost the festival’s funds while also introducing a unique family fun event.  

The organizers claim it will be the most bizarre, thrilling, and by far, the grubbiest event locally and expect hundreds of wacky-racers running, crawling, climbing and even belly-flopping through miles of mud-pits, bog-holes and puddles oozing with thick, gooey muck.  

The Pirate’s Trail Mud Run is for adults and children alike and can be run or walked, dressed in pirate gear. 

The event will be held off Sparky’s Drive, next to CUC, across from Cayman Distributors on Blue Lagoon Drive.  

The main Adult 5K Mud Run and Obstacle Course is designed to challenge from the weekend warrior to the seasoned athlete and is divided into four categories consisting of competitive individuals, competitive teams, non-competitive individuals, and non-competitive teams. For adults, aged 15 and over, registration is $120 for teams of four and $40 for individuals. 

Kids will also have an opportunity to challenge themselves while splashing in the mud with a more simplified course.  

Age groups for kids range from 5-9 and 10-14 and registration is only $15. Post-race activities include food, drinks, and music. 

“A mud run is an amazing way for the community to do something fun and challenging while raising funds for a great cause,” says Executive Director Melanie McField. “Our focus is to maximize fund-raising efforts while introducing unique events to the Cayman Islands.” 

To register for the inaugural Pirates Trail Mud Run, contact the Pirates Week Festival on 949-5078 or email [email protected] 


Mud runs are popular with kids.