faq

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions! If you have a question that’s not listed below, please feel free to email us and we may enter it here.

 

What makes Out-Fit different than other mud runs?

Out-Fit is designed by and for members and friends of the LGBT community who aspire to compete, make newconnections and celebrate community via outdoor endurance sports. Out-Fit is the first ever mass obstacle or mud run focused primarily on the LGBT community.  The company was created as a fun alternative to meet people and make meaningful connections outside of the bar or club scene.  In addition, the company provides proceeds of every dollar earned to a national and local LGBT charity organization that is striving to make a positive difference in the lives of LGBT individuals.

Do I have to be a member of the LGBT community to participate?

No, all are welcomed and encouraged to join in the fun and challenge.

Is there an age limit?

You have to be at least 14 years old to run on your own.  If you are under the age of 14, you need to run with an adult.

Do I have to be in good shape to participate?

This event is doable for anyone who is able to walk/run 4 miles and can manage to climb a ladder without difficulty.

How do I train for Out-Fit Challenge?

Doing cardio is essential but need not be as tedious as you may think. Thirty-40 minutes, four or five days each week, will do the trick. Do your cardio sessions first thing in the morning on an empty stomach (or later in the evening after not eating for a few hours) to maximize the results. Thirty minutes of moderate cardio burns approximately 300 cal in an average-sized person.  Cardio will also boost your metabolism post-exercise (increasing calorie expenditure significantly) and turn your body into a fat-burning machine!

Do you cancel the event for “bad” weather?

Out-Fitters laugh in the face of bad weather, so buck up: this goes on rain or shine.

What do I get with my entry fee?

  • Event Shirt
  • Finisher prize!
  • Post Party – music, with food and drink vendors available, and a great party!
  • One free beer (21 and over)

Can I get a refund if I can’t make it to the event?

Unfortunately, refunds will not be offered. If you wish to withdraw from an event you may receive an event credit to a future Out-Fit Challenge event. You must notify us in writing of your intent to withdraw and meet one of the following scenarios. 1)      You notify us more than 30 days prior to the start of an event weekend of your withdrawal you will receive a 100% credit towards a future event.. This credit only covers the race entry fee. Processing fees and online registration fees will not be included with your credit. OR 2)      If you have a medical reason, you will need to provide a signed doctor’s letter advising us that you are not able to compete. This letter must be received by Out-Fit Challenge at least 14 days prior to the event weekend in order for you to receive your event credit. This credit only covers the race entry fee. Processing fees and online registration fees will not be included in your credit. If you have an injury or a member of your immediate family has a death or a medical emergency and it is within 14 days of the scheduled event yet greater than 72 hours prior to the event, you will need to notify us in writing. The race director will consider each request on a case by case basis after the event, for future Out-Fit Challenge event credit. No credits will be issued with less than 72 hours prior written notice to event weekend. ** Returned checks or declined credit cards will incur a $20 processing fee

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?

Yes, you can transfer your registration to a friend at a cost of $25 to cover the administrative costs.

After registering, will I get an update?

We will send out a detailed information packet a week before the event. For further information, please contact us at info@out-fitchallenge.com.

Are spectators allowed?

We welcome spectators!  Spectators are allowed in designated areas and expected to pay an entrance fee that also allows them to attend the post-event party and get one free beer!

What should I wear?

Trail running shoes or sturdy running shoes are recommended. Keep in mind that mud likes to steal your shoes, and everything else, via suction so please ensure that you keep your shoes on. Some participants will use duct tape over their running shoes to keep them on their feet. Other participants find that minimal sole shoes work very well at staying on your feet.
  • Loose clothes will slow you down especially if you have pockets that will hold water and mud!
  • We highly recommend costumes to make it even more fun!
 

What time should I arrive?

Think of this an international flight. Give yourself 2 hours to get through traffic, parking and check in. We won’t X-Ray you, though!

Can I pick up my packet on the day of the event?

Yes, packet pick up opens two hours before the first wave, but we recommend you pick it up earlier to avoid long lines.

Can someone else pick up my event packet?

Uhmmm....well, no.  We'd prefer that you pick up your own registration.  It keeps confusion to a minimum.

Can I bring my dog or cat?

Please leave your pets at home and unleash your inner animal.

Are there water/aid stations on course?

Yes, we will have 1-2 water aid stations on course. We recommend caring a camelback or similar hydration system if you feel you will need more.

Will I receive electric shocks on course?

No, we don’t feel the need to torture our participants with electricity. We’d rather use it to power our DJ party.

Will I have to eat gross or super spicy foods on course?

This is not that kind of event; so, keep your bug collection at home.

What if there is a water obstacle and I can’t swim?

Some of our events will have water obstacles. Most of them, however, will be in water no deeper than 4 feet.  Walk it, if you can’t swim. If there is an obstacle that requires swimming, you can skip it.

What happens if I can’t complete an obstacle?

No problem, just go around it.  It gives you something to strive for the next time around.

Will showers be provided after the race?

Yes, an area will be provided for participants to rinse off with cold water after the race.  A change of clothes and a few towels for post race cleanup is highly recommended – we will have limited bag check availability.