MST Vancouver Island, BC: July 19, 2014 Obstacle course mud run for Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Nanaimo, Calgary

Registration for MST Vancouver Island July 19, 2014 at Mount Washington Alpine Resort is now open! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  Racers are now able to register for the 6k or the 12k, as a 6k or 12k team, or as a mixed team, with some team members running the 6k and others running the 12k!

Mudd, Sweat & Tears Vancouver Island features a 6km and 12km obstacle course mud run for racers to choose from at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Set in the beautiful Coast Mountain/ Vancouver Island range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia you can expect more mud, more obstacles, more fun and more elevation than ever before!

Mudd, Sweat & Tears Vancouver Island – mud running with attitude.





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 Register here for MST Vancouver Island 2014 will open soon.

Be a Volunteer!

Do you feel passionate about fitness, endurance sports and extreme challenges to mind and body? Do you want to be a part of the core Mudd, Sweat & Tears team and community, giving hundreds of athletes the chance to test their limits? Do you have what it takes to be a Mudd, Sweat & Tears course marshall?

Then we want you to be a volunteer!

We run with a volunteer ratio of 1 volunteer per 100 participants on the day of the event, in order to supplement our core team, and ensure customer service levels are the best possible.  We look for passionate, like-minded and ‘outside the box’ thinkers, who have a “roll up the sleeves” attitude of – “get it done, get it done right, and have a ton of fun doing it”.

What we provide

  • Training
  • A fun, quality and attentive team to work with and environment to work in
  • T-shirt
  • Recognition
  • An opportunity to join our team on various adventures world wide as we grow
  • One free entry for you (after you’ve volunteered) or a friend.

Mudd, Sweat & Tears Participant Package

Kelowna 10k mud run 2012 - close to Vancouver, Kamloops, Calgary

For your sign-up fee, you get to run through mud and over obstacles. You also get:

  • Event ticket
  • Mudd, Sweat & Tears participant t-shirt
  • 1 free beverage (if you finish)
  •  Custom Mudd, Sweat & Tears finisher medal!


Location information and directions

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is located at 1 Strathcona Parkway, Mount Washington, BC on the eastern portion of the Vancouver Island range.  To plan your MST Vancouver Island race and for travel directions please click here.


Distances and driving times

Coming fromDriving time to Mount Washington ResortDistance to Mount Washington Resort
Courtenay, BC37 minutes38km/ 24 miles
Comox, BC44 minutes36km/ 22 miles
Campbell River, BC46 minutes58km/ 36 miles
Parksville, BC1 hour 7 minutes99km/ 62 miles
Nanaimo, BC1 hour 33 minutes134km/ 83 miles
Victoria, BC2 hours 54 minutes244km/ 152 miles
Vancouver, BC4 hours 15 minutes215km/ 134 miles (includes ferry)
Seattle, Wa6 hours 30 minutes435km/ 272 miles

The course

MST Vancouver Island 2014 offers two great course distances to choose from – 6km and 12km. Team captains can select a 6km course a 12km course or form a hybrid team, where some select the 6km distance and others select the 12km distance, but all start at the same time. Both courses are super fun obstacle course challenges, with great obstacles, crazy vistas and as you may have guessed ELEVATION!!! It is designed for anyone who exercises regularly and can commit to a solid training regimen a minimum of 100 days before the race!

Mudd, Sweat & Tears obstacle course race mud crawl

Mudd, Sweat & Tears obstacle course racing

Race day information

  • Pre race- please arrive a minimum of 1 hour before your individual heat for pre-registration.
  • Get pumped, stretch, do burpies, warm up and join us for the MST pre-race ritual
  • Enjoy the pre-race scene
  • Watch and listen to the Mudd, Sweat & Tears race crew on centre stage for inspiration, direction & timing
  • Ready set go
  • Once you finish the race, get sprayed off, changed (or not) and join us for that well earned beverage, post-race BBQ, festivities & awards. There will be food and beverages for sale at the post-race BBQ.

Aid Stations

Aid stations will be strategically along the course, providing water, energy drinks and bananas.


Important Documents

Please download, print and sign our liability waiver. It is mandatory for every participant to bring the waiver on race day.

Photos and videos

Check back here or on our facebook page after the race!

Are you ready for Mudd, Sweat & Tears Kelowna – a 5k mud run of epic proportions?

Mudd, Sweat and Tears is a 5k obstacle course mud run event of extreme proportion. Our courses combine the best organic and natural features found throughout each site, with a series of constructed obstacles, which will have you – crawling, climbing, swimming, carrying and dragging yourself, possibly fellow competitors, and a series of objects: up, over, under, through and around hill and dale. And just when you think there can’t be another hill to climb or pit to drag yourself through….


MST is not for the faint of heart or unprepared. You will get dirty, muddy, scraped up, cold, physically and mentally punished, and may end up smiling continuously.

If you’re not of average or above average fitness levels, prepared to race hard, race smart and help your fellow competitors, then this may not be the event for you. On the other hand, for those who are up for the challenge the rewards can be contagious!