About the Race:

The Heroes Mud Run is a fun way to challenge yourself, physically and mentally with 20 obstacles strategically spread over 3.1 miles of cross-country terrain. This year’s race offers more mud, U.S. Marine motivators, and all-new obstacles to keep you motivated. You must be 14 years of age on race day to participate in the adult run.

Start your day at 8:30 a.m. with the Marine Corps Daily 7 Warm-up and the national anthem sung by Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawks singer.

Bring the whole family because kids ages 4 through 13 can join in on the fun with the Little Heroes Mud Run, a 2K with Mud and 6-8 obstacles just their size. None of the obstacles require swimming and parents can run alongside their children for Free. Older kids ages 10 through 13 get to enjoy a few more obstacles and a longer run.

The Heroes Mud Run proudly supports our local Heroes. A portion of the proceeds of the Heroes Mud Run will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Heart of a Marine Foundation and USO of Illinois. All organizations are 501(c) charities.
Come show your support by participating, volunteering or cheering your Hero on.

Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)


Marmion Academy & Abbey Farms

1000 Butterfield Road, Aurora IL 60502 Map


7:00am Parking lots open

7:30am Registration/Packet Pick-up tent opens

8:30am Daily “7” Warm Up & Motivation

8:45am Posting of the National Ensign by Color Guard

8:50am National Anthem sung by Jim Cornelison, Chicago Blackhawks singer

9:00am 1st wave

9:15am 2nd wave

9:30am 3rd wave

9:45am 4th wave

10:00am 5th wave

10:45am Little Heroes Run


July 1st, 2014 – January 31st, 2015: $55.00

February 1st, 2015 – May 10th, 2015: $60.00

May 11th, 2015 – May 22nd, 2015 at 10:30am: $65.00

Race Day May 23rd: $70.00

Little Heroes Run, July 1st, 2014 – May 22nd, 2015 at 10:30am: $20.00

Little Heroes Run, Race Day May 23rd, 2015: $25.00 *(Child registrations are available on race day until 10:00am, however t-shirts and dog-tags may not be available, only while supplies last. Recommended to register early.)

Packet Pickup:

Friday, May 22nd from 3pm – 7pm at the main entrance of Marmion Academy in the Administration Building/Battaglia Center, Door #1 (1000 Butterfield Rd, Aurora) or Saturday morning, May 23rd starting at 7:30am at the Registration Tent and will end at 9:45am. If you are picking up your packet on Saturday, be sure to pick it up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled run time. You will need your photo ID. Your packet will include your race bib, Heroes Mud Run t-shirt, wristband and sponsor information.


Bag Check:

As a benefit to all racers, the Heroes Mud Run will offer a bag check for all participants. Each racer must have their bib number on to check and claim their bag. Bag check is limited to one bag per participant. While the bag check area is secure and we make every effort to protect your belongings, the Heroes Mud Run is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please leave valuables at home.