WHAT IS THE DIRT RUNNER?
Dirt Runner is Chicago’s largest permanent mud run obstacle course sports venue established in 2012. Through the season, we host day and night fun mud run events, obstacle course racing endurance, and training events that offer a unique experience to all levels of athletes and enthusiasts. You’ll get plenty of action in our courses and insane terrain with a total elevation change of over 1200 ft. Together we overcome the obstacles and conquer the challenges.
We offer music, activities like the ninja warrior wipe out, vendors and fun challenges throughout the festival fairground area. Our facility is spectator and family friendly. Our events are for ages 5+. We do have courses available to adults and kids. Have an escape adventurous weekend with your family and friends. Our venue includes 5 courses with a great variety of challenging and fun obstacles; whatever your preferences, we have an event/course waiting for you. Are you ready to conquer the challenge?
Check our EVENTS that are offered during the season. Come out to Dirt Runner, compete, play and make some great memories. Power comes in numbers. Invite your friends and o.c.r comrades. Join or create a team. Conquer the challenge as a group and enjoy a remarkable fitness experience. After the race, make a day of it with all the activities Dirt Runner offers at the main event area. We also open for birthday parties, team building, and family get together. Contact us to schedule a date.
The Dirt Runner courses will test beginners and top athletes – Run the courses as many times as you want in the same day during our Training Day Events. Our year round events offer smaller crowds for any race and eliminate the waiting time to tackle any obstacle. All runners are free to set their own pace. Everybody can try any obstacle more than once during the race.
If you don’t want to run, we invite you to set up a picnic and enjoy the food, beer and music. We also allow pet parents to bring their K-9s on the trail during Training Days! Dirt Runner allows outside food and beverages, so everyone is encouraged to bring their own grills and make an all day picnic out of it. If you and your group want to camp at Dirt Runner fairgrounds and enjoy an action packed weekend, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance.