Ft. Gordon Marine Mud Challenge

The Marine Mud Challenge is an annual event which started in May 2008 aboard Fort Gordon and is hosted by the Marine Detachment Fort Gordon in association with Fort Gordon Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR).

One hundred percent of all revenue is contributed to MWR programs and events to support all Fort Gordon service members and their dependants. These events improve readiness, mental and physical fitness, and foster a family atmosphere amongst service members while enjoying all that the CSRA has to offer.

Some of the events held include the trips to see the Augusta GreenJackets, a Sunset Riverboat Tour on the Savannah River, 237th Birthday Ball at the Augusta Double Tree, numerous cook outs, and many more! Thank you for supporting the Fort Gordon Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen!


We will need volunteers to help with many aspects of the event from lining up cars in the parking lot to passing out water on the course. Please register using the volunteer option and select the options for what you would like to help with and when you will be available. A coordinator will contact you with details.

We will be registering by team this year. If you don’t have your team together yet, you can still register and put TBD in the team members information. The competitive categories are reserved for athletes legitimately in it to win it that can run the entire course. The “Hard Corps” category is open to any team. All participants must wear boots and cargo style pants. Every team will be timed using electronic timing. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter and one team member must be over 18.

The all new 4 mile course will be a challenging off-road route with more than 20 obstacles, a stream crossing, hills and of course MUD! Old clothes and shoes are recommended (hint: pockets will fill up and pants without draw strings will come off). Bringing a change of clothes is highly advised. Wash down and changing facilities will be available.

Children’s Challenge
Also completely new in 2013, a miniature version of our course is available for the younger ones that don’t want to miss out on the fun (ages 5-12). This “mini” Mud Challenge is for children ages 5-12. The course will be available for children to enjoy all day. Marines will be all along the course helping out but parents are welcome to usher their children along also. Please register your children online.

Start Times
Start times will be published and updated here very soon!


All race participants registered prior to May 1, 2013 will receive an event t-shirt. All participants will receive an event medal. Top three teams in each competitive category will receive individual awards. Top three Hard Corps teams will be awarded a team trophy. Award ceremony for competitive teams will be held at NOON.

Results will be posted here at the conclusion of the event.