The LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run will NOT TAKE PLACE in 2018.

Here's why ... and it's a classic tale good news, bad news, good news:

The Good News? Lewiston School District patrons know the value of a good education. Voters last fall approved a new $59.8 million high school in the Orchards. Earth is already being moved for the new school and career and technical education center.

The Bad News? The new school -- and all of the construction that goes along with it -- sits at the site of the LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run. Because we can't guarantee what the site will look like in August, or whether we will have adequate access and water, the Mud Run board voted at its last meeting to cancel the 2018 LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run.

The Good News? You can't keep a good Mud Run down! We're have big plans to bring the race back in 2019 with renewed energy and the allure of a new and exciting location to be announced.

Please feel free to reach out to us with questions and comments below. We appreicate all of the support the race has gotten the past four years, and we look forward to ramping back up in 2019.

Yours in mud,
The LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run crew


August 26, 2017


Big mud. Big fun. Right in your backyard.

     The Gritman Medical Center LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run made its rather messy debut in 2014 and has grown bigger and better every year since.

     As always, we promise mud in places you never thought you had places.

     Consider this your official invitation to join the mud and mayhem – your invitation to run, jump, hop, crawl, bounce and splash your way to the finish line alongside your brave and adventurous neighbors from across the Inland Northwest.

     Click HERE to register now!

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About our Title Partner

     Gritman Medical Center is proud to be the title partner of the LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run for the second consecutive year.


About the race

What is Down and Dirty?

     The 2017 Gritman Medical Center LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run is part cross country run, part obstacle course for men, women and children of all ages and athletic abilities. And dont worry! Its not a race unless you want it to be one. Slow down, get muddy and enjoy the opportunity to get real dirty without having to make excuses.

When, where and how far?

     The race is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26, with heats starting at 9 a.m. The course celebrates the undulations and scenic views of the Lewiston Community Park in the Lewiston Orchards and shadows portions of the Lewis-Clark State College cross country course. You can complete one of two options -- 2.8 miles or 4 miles.  There also is a shorter yet just as messy course – the Mini-Mudder – for children. There's no age limit (top or bottom) for the big course, but runners should be able to handle all (or most) of the obstacles themselves and our youngest entrants should be running in the same heat as a parent or guardian.

Can we run in the same heat as our friends?

     Yes. Participants can designate which heat in which they would like to compete. Your group should register early to make sure there is room for all in your chosen heat. The Mini-Mudder will be a run-as-you-come affair, with the course open from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids can run multiple times if they have the energy, and parent are welcome to run alongside.

How much to participate?

     Cost ranges from $40-60 for the main course (register early for the best deal!) and includes the race, a T-shirt, finishers award, and chip timing. There's also a post race shower and party. The Mini-Mudder costs just $18. Click here to register and for more information.

What about spectators?

     Nonparticipants are in for a treat. The event will be held on the best spectator course in the region. Friends and family will be able to share in your muddy exploits without leaving the start/finish area. They can also join in the post-race party. Make sure they bring a camera to capture the fun.

I'm in! Who else benefits?

The net profits from the 2017 Gritman Medical Center LC Valley Down and Dirty Mud Run will benefit these great area nonprofits:

YWCA of Lewiston-Clarkston
Opportunities Unlimited, Inc.
Willow Center
Centennial Food Bag and Pantry
The Diabetes Awareness Fund at Gritman Medical Center

Since 2014, the mud run has donated $42,000 to deserving nonprofits.

What's the course look like?

2016 Race Results