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Mud Mash Returns: 5th Annual Event to Be a Show Stopper

San Luis Obispo, CA – Mud Mash, the central coast’s favorite mud and obstacle course run, returns to Laguna Lake and the Madonna Inn on October 25. A standout in a sea of one-offs, this 4-mile course has bigger obstacles, better running terrain, more mud and more fun for everyone, from families to the hardcore OCR enthusiast, on and off the course. 

The Mud Mash features 20+ obstacles, the murky Laguna Lake and steep climbs up the Madonna Inn property. Part trail run, part adventure, part party – the Mud Mash is designed to give participants a wonderful experience and help redefine their limits. “We want people to come away from our event knowing how capable they are of doing great things – and inspired to do more,” says event producer Kristin Horowitz.

All Out Events principals are returning from producing a national series along with working with name-brand series’ productions and are confident that they are producing a stand-out event. “We don’t have national name recognition – yet,” says Yishai Horowitz, race director, “But the team has proved time and time again that we’ve got the right stuff to keep making this an event worth doing year after year – and worth making a road trip for.”

This year, Mud Mash will have a bigger, more interactive festival and a cash purse for the top male, female, and teams to register. “We want to send a signal to the people that think that only the nationally known events are worth their time,” says Horowitz of the cash purse.

The event benefits SLO Special Olympics.

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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Yishai Horowitz at 805 720 1245 or email



Date and Time: Saturday, October 25, with participants being released in half-hour waves
starting at 9 a.m.

Place:  Laguna Lake, San Luis Obispo, California

Cost:  student and military discounts available

  • Jan 1-Jan 15 (ending at 11:59 PST): $50 per person
  • Jan 16-May 30 (ending at 11:59 PST): $60 per person
  • June 1 – August 31 (ending at 11:59 PST): $65 per person
  • September 1 – October 14 (ending at 11:59 PST): $75 per person
  • October 15 – October 22 (ending at 11:59 PST): $80 per person
  • No day-of registration offered.

Registration: For registration and event information, visit

Courses: The Mud Mash is in its fifth year, features 18+ creative and challenging obstacles integrated into the natural terrain of Laguna Lake Park.

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It will unfold in a 4 mile loop, appealing to adventure athletes and off the couch participants alike.

About AOE:  All Out Events was established by Cal Poly graduates Yishai  and Kristin Horowitz. The company specializes in the planning and production of outdoor human-powered events, including endurance adventures, mountain bike races and triathlons. All Out Events is dedicated to providing participants with unmatched experiences, with an emphasis on remarkable venues, attention to detail, environmental responsibility and a keen sense of fun. For more information on All Out Events, visit

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Awesome job with the event…. great obstacles and course and energy from everyone… and beautiful place to race!

i participated in the warrior dash last year in southern california and the mud mash was WAY more challenging and A LOT muddier which was great! the included bbq was delicious and the volunteers and photographers were really willing to cheer us on and take extra photos when we asked

I did the Camp Pendelton Mud Run last year and the Mud Mash X was 100 times better. 

Better course. Fewer people (which meant more open area to run at your own pace). More support crew. Way better obstacles. More obstacles. Better after party.

I felt so great!!! It was such a well done race. The obstacles were awesome, the scenery was beautiful, and I was ready to market the race so that there would be one next year for me to do!! I’ve already told a bunch of friends.

I was exhausted!!! But I felt this sense of accomplishment knowing that I pushed some of my edges and stepped out of my comfort zone completing some of the obstacles. After I crossed the finish line I was so excited and happy that I had the opportunity to run and complete the race.

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