This weekend hundreds of runners will lace up their shoes for an event that's mixing: fun, exercise, dirt, and water. The Defenders of Liberty Mud Run. An event that benefits a great cause, helping to raise morale and recreation funds for Barksdale Air Force Base.
The Defenders of Liberty Mud Run at Barksdale AFB is 4 miles of extreme trail running through 18,000 acres of Louisiana's toughest terrain with 15 military style obstacles that will push participants to their mental & physical boundaries.
The event is Saturday April 1 and it all begins at 10 a.m.
They will be taking registrations the day of the event. So come on out and join in on all the fun. Race waves still available starting at 12:30PM.
3.9 mile trail with 15+ military style obstacles through the 18,000 acre East Reservation on Barksdale AFB, LA. Running waves will be throughout the afternoon.
Competitive Wave (for trophy) at 10:00am
Regular Adult Waves (for fun) at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm
Kids Race (one mile) at 1:30pm
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Kid's Wave is for participants ages 5-11. Participants 10-15 that would like to run the adult course will be able to do so, as long as they run with a parent that is registered for the same race wave. Participants 16-17 may run the race solo, but they must have parent/guardian signature on the waiver.
Can I run with a team and are there any team discounts?
Absolutely! You can sign up & run as a team... in fact, it's encouraged to run as a team to help motivate each other. Wear your matching team shirts, bandanas, wrist bands, etc... to make it easier to find each other throughout the race! By creating a team, you are eligible for a discount of $5. Click "contact the organizer" (to the right)... let us know what your team name is and how many folks are on your team and we will get you a discount code set up.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
-From I-20, take Exit 33 (Haughton/Fillmore)
-Go SOUTH on LA Hwy 157 towards Haughton and proceed 2.3 miles
-Turn RIGHT on Union Texas Road (across from Haughton United Pentecostal Church) & proceed 0.7 miles
-Turn left on Arkla Plant Road (gravel road) and proceed 0.6 miles to the entrance of the base
More information regarding gate opening will be emailed the week of the event.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You must leave your guns, knives, weapons of any sort, drugs or alcohol at home. They will be confiscated upon entering the base and will not be returned. Also, please leave your coolers at home or in your vehicle.
By attending the Defenders of Liberty Mud Run, you consent to the search of your vehicle while it is entering or leaving Barksdale Air Force Base. If your vehicle is towed or impounded, you agree to reimburse the towing agent on behalf of the vehicle owner/operator.
You must have a CURRENT registration, insurance and drivers license.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
There will be a $5 fee assessed if participant changes Race Wave times or to transfer registration to another participant.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds under any circumstances except with military orders for the individual registered to deploy for a number of days which include the race date. Each registration is only good for the event for which you registered.
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