2017 Muggy Buggy Fun Run & Xtreme Mud Run

MuggyBuggyLogoWe want to see your whole family at these great trail races and post-race cookout! Costumed groups and families in matching t-shirts are quite common, even though they get a little dirty…

Saturday, July 1, 2017

9:00 AM – 5K Trail Race

10:30 AM – Xtreme Mud Run

Test your wits and mosquito-swatting skills on our timed trail running race, the Muggy Buggy 5K. After an awards ceremony for the top overall and age class male and female finishers, strut your stuff in our Xtreme Mud Run. The 2.5km course traverses our highest hills, deepest swamps, and buggiest marshes. Awards are given to the top three overall male and female finishers as they complete the course.

Our event wraps up well before noon, to ensure you have the majority of the afternoon and event to celebrate the holiday parades and fireworks!

Races, Divisions, & Classes

The Muggy Buggy is a series of trail running races held at Minocqua Winter Park:

  • 5.15 km Muggy Buggy Fun Run
  • 2.5 km Muggy Buggy Xtreme Mud Run

All participants running on their own two legs must be at least 5 years-old on Race Day.

Muggy Buggy 5k – 9:00 AM

The Muggy Buggy Fun Run 5K Run/Walk, is a soft surface trail run/walk through the rolling landscape and boreal forest around Squirrel Hill at Minocqua Winter Park. The 5.15 km (3.2 mile) traverses a spectacular course encompassing eskers, hills, and forest pathways.

The Muggy Buggy 5K has male and female divisions with 10-year age classes:

  • Under 9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 Muggy Buggy X – 10:30 AM

The Xtreme version of Muggy Buggy to be held shortly after the original Muggy Buggy is completed. This race will include new obstacles as well as serious ups and downs, mud, creeks, ponds, more mud, and a variety of challenges over a 2.5km (1.5 mile) course. Despite it’s relatively speaking short distance, this will be a tough event – quite possibly the toughest event you’ll ever do under 3km! Don’t wear your “Sunday Best” Do wear your War Paint! Either way, you’ll have a ball and we’ll have a hose to clean you up aprés X.

Enter Both Races!

After sweating it out on the Muggy Buggy 5k, stretch your legs and cleanse your skin with a refreshing mud bath in the Muggy Buggy X!

Click Here To Register Online

Alternative Same Day Registration Available at the Park Race Day

 Late registration is available on Race Day at the Minocqua Winter Park chalet, but please arrive at least 30 minutes before your race begins.

Register for the Muggy Buggy 5k through June 29th – $25. Race day $35

Register for the Muggy Buggy Xtreme through June 29th – $25. Race day $35

Register for Both Races through June 29th -$35. Race day $45

Benefits & Racer Support

Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs – All registrants get their pick of stick-on bug tattoos, bug pencils, bug toys, bug jewelry, and more!

Cookout – All registrants receive fresh fruit, water, energy drink, choice of soda or beer (IDs checked at registration), and choice of grilled brat, burger, or veggie burger.

On-the-Course – Both the 5K and X races have aid stations with water.

First Aid – Members of the Minocqua Winter Park chapter of the National Ski Patrol provide great first aid and first response.

Post Mud-Run Showers – We’ll have several stations with hoses and rubber mats where you can rinse off and safely change into sandals after your mud run. Bring your own towel!

A Good Cause – Proceeds of the Muggy Buggy support the mission of our Town park to provide a quality silent sports experience for families and athletes. Our non-profit organization offers scholarships in our youth skier development program and free ski lessons to local residents. Come back during the snow season to enjoy our cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, snow tubing run, and ice skating pond!

Schedule Saturday, July 1, 2017

8:00 AM – Bib Pick-up & Late Registration in the Winter Park chalet. Registration for both races ends at 8:45AM.

9:00 AM – Muggy Buggy Fun Run – Mass Start

10:00 AM – Awards Ceremony – Division & Age Class Winners

10:30 AM – Muggy Buggy Xtreme Mud Run – Racer Meeting & Mass Start

11:00 AM – Awards Presentation – Division Winners

1:00 PM – Park Closes

The Muggy Buggy will be held rain or shine. The event will be cancelled in the event of lightning or other severe weather.


Official timing and scoring will be conducted by *Ready*Set*Go* and a dedicated group of volunteers. They are well-trained to take precise, accurate records of participant finishing times, and they understand the importance of delivering race results quickly.


Muggy Buggy 5K

Awards will be given to the top three male and female division finishers. Age class awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each class. Division winners are ineligible for age class awards.

Muggy Buggy X

Awards will be given to the first three male and first three female finishers.