Superbowl of F3: Fall 2014 Mud Run UPDATED!

As the gloom lifted on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, over 600 pax from around the country descended upon the Leatherneck. While we may have come from different cities, states, and backgrounds, we had one thing in common: a bond, represented by a single letter and a single number, enclosed within a circle. (For those of you that aren’t quick on the uptake, YHC is talking about the F3 logo).


6.4 miles, 36 obstacles, MUD.

Once again, F3 DEMOLISHED the competition. Out of the top 20 teams overall, F3 holds 16 of those spots. That’s right, 80% of the top finishers were F3 teams. Team South Beach CRUSHED it, shaving slightly over 6 MINUTES off their Spring time. In fact, all 3 of the Top Teams (South Beach, Bigfoot, and Tempo) shaved considerable time off their spring performance, putting in SUB-50 times!

Race results are here:

F3 Specific Race Results and Spring Top Seeds HERE:

Our bodies were muddy and our beer boat was full, as was our hearts after a moving Operation Enduring Warrior presentation, where Dredd presented them with a check for $8000 and their very own shovelflag. One amazing thing to note is that we raised almost $4000 right there, at the Mud Run, within the timespan of about 30 minutes. WOW. YHC is blown away by the generosity and outpouring of donations at the 11th hour. I spoke with OEW later in the day. Not only were they speechless at the generosity of our donation, but the REALLY, REALLY dug the ShovelFlag (Thanks Raider!!!)


As you may know, a Mud Run doesn’t get organized by itself. Nor does one man do it. It takes a team. This year, we had a FANTASTIC team that helped to make this one of the best Mud Run’s yet. Here are the pax members that made this wonderful event possible and deserve your T-Claps!

  • Region Q’s: These guys were the ultimate cat herders. They answered many of your questions, helped organize your teams, found free agents for you, coordinated logistics for getting to the Mud Run, and were great stewards of the Mud Run by motivating you to sign up and get on board:
    Charlotte Metro – TML
    Charlotte North – Jolly Roger & 66
    Charlotte South – Gummy
    MECA – Chowder
    Columbia – HeeHaw
    Lake Murray – Smokey
    Greenville – Flay & Lt. Dan
    Raleigh/Durham – GnardDogg
    Fort Mill – Tatanka
    Winston-Salem – Lumbergh
    Charleston – FEMA
    Florence – Foxy
    Hickory – Taz
    Tallahassee – Waco Kid
  • Refreshment Q’s: These guys DEFINITELY need T-Claps from you. They ensured the Beer Boat was stocked, iced, and ready for you all to dive into after hitting the Leatherneck. They worked with F3Columbia and F3LakeMurray to get beer, water, and Gatorade donations, so that F3Nation would have ample liquid libations after their muddy trek.
    Neck Brace
    Low Dot (Providing the actual “boat” for the BeerBoat!)
    Malko & Team MudGear for sending down all those sweet F3 Koozies to keep the beers cold
  • Photography Q’s:¬†These folks gave their time to spread out around the course and snapped shot after shot to get your ugly mugs saved for posterity.
    Say What’s M (Jennifer Gibbons)
  • Volunteer Q’s: These folks weren’t running, but wanted to help. And help they did! Assisting with setup, collecting donations, handing out shirts, helping to take care of anything else anyone needed to make sure the day went smoothly.
    Cherry Bomb (Napalm’s 2.0)
    Elizabeth (Sway’s 2.0)
    Alter Boy
    Blue Crab
    Slim Jim
    Tuff Guy
    Fountainhead (that giant check for OEW didn’t come out of thin air)

If I missed anyone, please let me know!

F3Columbia’s Robber set HUGE expectations with the success of the Spring 2014 Mud Run. He also set an AWESOME template for future Mud Run Q’s to use.

What we have, what we do, and what we are is, to use a word that doesn’t fully capture it, amazing. NONE of it would be possible without you, the pax of F3Nation. Your spirit, dedication and generosity is what continues to make this thing we have grow, get better, and do better.

UPDATE: Pic links are IN! See below and find your ugly mug!

F3 October 2014 Mudrun OEW Presentation

F3 October 2014 Mudrun 1st F

F3 October 2014 Mudrun 2nd F

F3 October 2014 Mudrun 3rd F

F3 October 2014 Mudrun Groups/Teams

F3 October 2014 Mudrun Flags/Shirts


See you in the gloom,

17 thoughts on “Superbowl of F3: Fall 2014 Mud Run UPDATED!

  1. Fountainhead

    Great work by the F3MudRun Q team! T-Claps can’t fully express our appreciation for your hard work pulling off another great event. Well Done!

  2. Forgotten Jelly

    It was an incredible experience. I’m so happy to be part of such an amazing group of men.

    1. Inspector Gadget

      This was my first Mud Run of any kind, and it was a great experience. I highly recommend it.

      Thanks to all that worked to make it the success that it was.

  3. Cobra

    Thanks to ALL who helped make this event happen. No doubt it’s not an easy task, but #teamwork prevailed as always. Last April YHC could only participate as a photographer (shoulder issues). But being there to see all of F3Nation was inspiration enough to get my shoulder back in working condition and participate this past Saturday. All I can say is WOW! The race/course is awesome, but being amongst 600(+) PAX is an incredible experience. Looking forward to April.

  4. SSMinnow

    As a newcomer (April ’14), I have been blown away at the phenomenon that is F3. Beyond the infinite workout options and their benefits, the camaraderie and sharing spirit I have witnessed and experienced is worth the price of admission (5:30 am workouts) alone. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to run the Blue Ridge Relay and now the Mud Run with my F3 Harrisburg brothers. The Mud Run may be classified CSAUP, but with $8,000 going to OEW, it is way more than CSAUP. #TClaps to @Chowder for making the MeCa logistics flawless, and to all the others who made it happen.

  5. fema

    Great job done by all. Next spring lets set a crazy goal to raise like 150K for the OEW. I say we have a head fundraising Q and also regional Q for the fundraising. The Reginal Q is already slammed with getting guys and all the moving parts on that end. I know i was and really dropped the ball and know we could have done more. Lets hit the corporate sponsorship heavy. They do get a tax write off.We could even have an award for the region raises the most cash. Maybe we could get Dredd,OBT,and other F3 leaders to do a leadership that the requirement for entrance would be $1000 in corporate sponsorship. 10 X $100.00 x 50 Pax = 50K Just some idea the throw out there or a auction for stuff. Maybe gear, cool stuff like learning to Mumble Chatter with Nibbler or some other really cool stuff like that. Learning to flyfish from Raider Just throwing it out there. Why not.

    1. Dredd

      Aye FEMA. You know what we call a man with “ideas” in F3? The Q, that’s what we call him. Lead Away Brother.


    2. Raider

      “Learning to flyfish from Raider Just throwing it out there.” Would be glad to put someone new on some wild brook trout or wild brown trout on slightly less rugged terrain. (Nibbler has had that adventure. Took my dad this weekend for his first wild brook trout). Good meals and one or two nights cabin lodging included, and maybe we can sip cheap bourbon on the back deck.

      I have a friend who is a level-II shooting instructor (for shotguns, shooting at clays). For another idea, I had already been trading messages with him for a benefit shoot to raise $ for the same cause.

      Way to lead on this.

      1. Raider

        Pretty sure I could also arrange for some casting lessons by one or more IFFF-certified casting instructors (for the highest levels of instruction, suitable for beginners to advanced and expert) and also a guided 1/2 day trip from a professional fly fishing guide on some local warm waters.

  6. Stirrups

    Thanks to all who made the Mudrun possible. The preparation was incredible and God provided such an awesome day! I have been doing F3 since May and never thought it possible to get my 62 year old six through something as grueling (for me) as that. I appreciate all the “Ayes” I got from everyone on the course and especially appreciate my teammates Mungo, Pebbles and Loose Screw for getting me through physically and mentally. I know that Sad Clowns are supposed to be in the 30’s to 40’s age group, but believe me you can be an older Sad Clown. F3 works just as well regardles of what season of life you are in. Thanks to all my Speed Trap Pax for the encouragement to #getbetter.

    1. Dredd

      Aye Stirrups. No age requirement for #SadClowns. Nor is there a maximum age on swallowing the #RedPill and becoming a #HIM. #IMPACT at any age Brother. All you have to do is decide to be #ThatSomebody. Aye.

  7. Toothpick

    Awesome job by all who made this possible. Went off without a hitch! Well done Crash and team!

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