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: 8 & Under, 9-13, 14-19, 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!