How to Create a Mud Run Fundraiserposted on July 11, 2018

Have you had a chance to read our article about why a mud run fundraiser is an excellent way to raise money?

If you haven’t read it yet, here’s your chance!

If you’re not experienced yet with mud runs, but doing a mud run fundraiser sounds exciting, here’s what you need to do to make sure you create a successful event.

  • One of the first things you’ll want to do is connect with companies that have expertise in mud funs, as well as those that have experience in mud run fundraisers. Since mud runs can be a little more complicated than your average event, this is an activity where you want to make sure that you bring in professionals who understand how to set up the obstacle course appropriately, and also raise money for your fundraiser in this specialty event.
  • Next, you’ll want to decide on the date, time and location for your fundraiser and make sure you leave enough time for planning.
  • Create a budget that will help you know how much you will have to spend and how much you will have to raise in your mud run fundraiser to make it a successful event! One of the first places to begin is by finding out the costs of mud run obstacle course planners.
  • After you’ve made that determination, make sure that you’ve signed any appropriate partnership or vendor agreements with the obstacle course and mud run fundraising experts.
  • It’s vital and recommended that your group, club or team obtain insurance if someone gets hurt during the mud run. Most groups suggest a policy for at least $1 million, and one of the first places you should look is with your current insurance company, but also shop it around.
  • Mud run participants should sign a waiver that absolves you of liability if you did everything right, but they still happened to get hurt or injured. A waiver is standard in mud run events.
  • Once you’re done with the paperwork, the next step is to create a logistics and plan, meaning, figuring out how it will be completed. Mud runs have many types of obstacles created for participants, so this is something that you’ll want to lay out with the mud run event planner.
  • Mud runs can be competitive or timed races. Think about your supporters and the community and decide which type of mud run would be the most fun for the people who will attend.
  • You’ll then want to develop check-lists that you’ll do to keep track of everything happening pre, post and during the event. Event planners know that it’s all in the details so create check-lists to keep track of it all!
  • Leading up to your big day, promote your mud run fundraiser and look for volunteers and community sponsors. Think about not only doing an athletic shoe drive fundraiser but also adding fun raffles and giveaways.
  • Remember, a mud run can be a great way to raise money, and you can earn funds in multiple ways!
  • Don’t forget to market your event on social media consistently.
  • When the day of your mud run fundraiser arrives, have fun!


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