Be a Runner

Below is all the information you’ll need for race day and to register.


Start Times on Saturday, May 4:

  • Timed Elite Wave: 8 AM
  • First Open Wave: 8:20 AM
  • Waves leave every 20 minutes up until 12 pm

Arrival Time:

Runners should arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their start time. Campus opens to runners at 7 am on the day of the run.

Packet Pick up:

Friday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 pm or Saturday morning for the run.

Check-In on Saturday

Runners should check in at the registration area upon arrival. At check in you will need to show your registration confirmation either on your phone or printed out.

NOTE: All participants must register online through by the April 21 if they want to be guaranteed a shirt.  Late registrations will be accepted up until Friday, May 3, but are not guaranteed a shirt.



1. Climbing Walls

Humpty Dumpty graciously declined sponsoring this obstacle for obvious reasons.

2. Dumpster Dive

Swim a refreshing lap in our icy cold dumpster pool! Guaranteed not to cause heatstroke!

3. Waterslide

You've been working hard...have some fun with this! We insist.

4. S-Cargo

Up, up, up and over our 12 feet of steep cargo net!

5. V Obstacle

Scoot, shimmy, or shuffle, do whatever it takes to get through this obstacle!

6. Barn Scramble

Climb and clamber over the remnants of Shadey's old barn.

7. Leap of Faith

This obstacle is big, free-falling fun! Trust us. You will be in over your head for sure.

8. Mystery Obstacle

There's no knowing where we're going with this one!

9. Monster Pot Holes

Have fun negotiating this series of steep mud pits. PENNDOT approved! (Just kidding.)

10. Tire Wall

Exactly what it sounds like. A literal wall with tires.

11. Tire Carry

Carry a tire individually or working as a team.

12. Tire Hill

Or should we say tired hill?

13. Tightrope Walk

Go out on a limb and watch your balance as your cross one of our infamous muddy pits.

14. Sewage Pipes

Pick a pipe. Any pipe. You won't run into Mr. Clean in any of them.

15. Creek Run

Cool your heels in our little stream.

16. Barbed Wire

Watch your back! This obstacle is sticky in more ways than one!

17. Fire Jump

A warm welcome as you approach the finish line!


  • Water Bottle
  • Changing Rooms
  • Bag Check
  • Finisher Medal
  • Tech Shirt
  • Bathrooms
  • Security
  • Freebies
  • Free Photos
  • Showers
  • First Aid/Insurance

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Parking Fee:

$10 per car


What to Bring
  • Since you will get wet during the event, a dry wicking fabric such as Under Armor will give you the most comfort.
  • A running shoe with a good tread will help you in the mud. Your shoes will get muddy, so if you wear a washable pair, clean-up will be easier. No shoes with spikes, like football or golf cleats, may be worn.
  • A cheap pair of wide-receiver style gloves can be helpful for the climbing obstacles.
  • Dry bag check is available to all participants at no extra charge at the main tent.
What else is happening at this event?
  • There’s lots of great food available for purchase, a live DJ and a chance to exchange war stories. Let the kiddos jump around in our complimentary bounce house. Sorry - NO alcohol, smoking, or pets are permitted.
Is there a place that I can get rinsed off and cleaned up?
  • Yes, the Manheim Township fire department will be on hand to hose you off! Basic men’s and women’s changing facilities will be located in tents. There is also the option of getting a hot shower here on campus in our Horst Athletic Center ($5 if you prepay through or $7 on the day of the race).
Can I get a refund? I can’t make it that day or have changed my mind.
  • Sorry, no direct refunds are available, although a new participant can self-edit for someone preregistered for free online. See for more about this service.

Whether you run alone or with friends, there is always someone to lend a hand.

Hear from a runner:

“Shadey’s Rugged Run is a really fun and challenging experience. It is really special to run alongside others, whether you know them or not, because everyone is so willing to give advice and lend a hand through the obstacles. I can’t wait to run Shadey’s again next year!” – Brianne, Middletown, PA

Event Sponsors

A special thanks to these sponsors for helping to make this event possible.

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