Annual Prairie Sludge Trudge is Coming Up

The haybales are set, the hoses are ready and the mud hill is bigger than ever before. It's time for the 6th annual Prairie Sludge Trudge at Stuhr Museum!

All the mud, muck and mayhem of the Prairie Sludge Trudge, Stuhr Museum’s popular adventure run, returns on Saturday, August 5th and we want you to take part. The race begins at 8 a.m. with the gates opening at 6:30.
If you've run the course in the past you know the Prairie Sludge Trudge is both challenging and fun, a course that combines the unrelenting obstacles of the prairie with the fun and goofy sensibilities of an adventure run.

Runners can choose a 5K or 10K run that throws them over hay bales, across the Wood River, through tall grass and wetlands and eventually over a giant pile of mud. Runners will be scratched up and covered in mud by the end, but will earn a sense of pride in enduring all the prairie has to offer. All proceeds from this run benefit Stuhr Museum and this year’s course features a different race course, a fun staging area and much more.
The cost for the race (which includes a T-shirt and commemorative glass) is:

5K - $40
10K - $45

Packet pick up will be on Thursday, August 3rd from 5-7 pm at Stuhr Museum and from 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, August 4th (or the day of the event). Parking will be across the street at College Park and Central Community College. Areas to rinse off will be available after the race.

This is the sixth year for the event which drew over 400 runners last year and the course will feature obstacles that will challenge runners and leave them exhausted at the end. This run is recommended for those 10 and up, though many families have run it together in previous years. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information give us a call at (308) 385-5316 or log onto